Throwing Terri to the Lions
Tim Birdnow, employing his usual rapier style on Birdblog, pens a devastating piece entitled, "Throwing Terri to the Lions:
Here's just a taste -- be sure to visit and read the whole thing:
"Once Terri passes on, don`t be surprised to hear demands from the very people who helped kill her for more embryonic stem-cell research. Where have these people been while Terri awaits death? I thought stem-cell research was the miracle cure! It`s advocates have assured us that in a handful of years we would have cures for Alzheimers, Parkinsons, etc. Why should Terri die now, when a miracle cure is within grasp? They have been strangely silent. I suspect we`ll be hearing a lot more from them after poor Terri is gone.
4. Ditto the opponents of capital punishment. Why is life so important for the guilty, but not the innocent?
5. If Terri can be tortured to death legally, how can we oppose non-lethal torture of the guilty-especially terrorists and serial killers?"