Wednesday, February 23, 2005

I say it's about time for a "Lynch" mob!

Some of you may be familar with the case of Terri Schiavo, the woman who was severely brain-damaged some years ago, and who is on a feeding tube. Her husband wants to yank the cord, so she can starve to death, and he can marry this woman he's got waiting on the side. Her parents are trying to save Terri from the cad. Meanwhile, the courts appear to favor him so far (after all, feeding someone who's really sick while you're waiting around for them to cash it in is just so damned inconvenient...), and the local bishop, Robert Lynch, is too busy hiding under his desk (or behind his lawyer, whichever) to speak out publicly.

But up there in Kalamazoo, Michigan, they're not so chicken. One of their priests, St Blog's own Rob Johansen of Thrown Back, is down there from time to time lending moral support to the Schiavo family. Today is apparently a critical day for Terri's case. Read all about it at:

Meanwhile, the scrolling news ticker at Fox News Channel says that Terri is "dependent on machines to live." Other outlets are reporting that she's on life support. Those who actually see her (other than her husband, who seems to have a vivid imagination) say she's alert, and sometimes responds to people around her. Besides, boys and girls, a feeding tube is for just that -- FEEDING! It's not the same as life support, which she isn't on.


1 comment:

John Gibson said...


I placed a call to fox news and asked them to correct it. Down at the bottom of the page is a link for contacts and I simply just called. I haven't been able to really blog on the situation because I can't get my mind around the absurdity of this whole thing.