Originally posted on The Neosecularist:
Michelle Goldberg, in her Daily Beast piece, proves that liberals have an absolute love affair with death as she compares the fight for a woman’s right for contraception with that of the fight Terri Schiavo‘s husband (Michael) waged to end her life, after many years in a vegetative state. Liberals have no respect for life. That includes pro-abortion women (and men) who demand a right to access contraception (free if at all possible) which is intended to end the life of an unborn child already created in the womb, and Michael Schiavo who demanded the right to remove his wife’s feeding tubes and let her die of starvation and dehydration.
Michael won his battle, despise the pleas from Terri’s parents who begged Michael to relinquish his rights over Terri to them. It has always been troubling as to why he never did. Michael had insisted all along Terri had once told him that if she was ever to become in such a state of being she would not want to live like that. However, there was never any actual proof Terri said this. Just Micheal’s word as her husband. And because husbands and wives have certain rights in regards to how their spouses are dealt with in such situations, spouses can legally, and literally, make life and death decisions for each other when and if there is not already a living will, or some form of documentation left by either spouse to let the other, and the law, know exactly how they wish to be treated when they can no longer speak, or think, for themselves.
What has always been troubling about Michael and his attitude towards Terri is that it is common knowledge Michael wanted to remarry. He couldn’t do that so long as Terri was still alive and while he was still legally, in the eyes of the law, her husband. And that is the most damning, the most disturbing nuance of this whole battle that, for some weeks, surrounded Terri Schiavo. Her own parents were willing to become her legal guardians, thereby removing Michael from any legal responsibility as her husband – and he could have divorced her as well, paving the way for him to remarry the woman he was seeing while Terri lay in a vegetative state. That would have ended the drama which played on the news for all the days and weeks this case made national headlines.