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post #31 of 55
You're probably right, but I've always had a better impression of Bush Sr. and Barbara Bush than I've had of their children. The parents seem intelligent, but the kids.... Maybe that's the problem - I have trouble viewing their decisions as those made by adults.
post #32 of 55
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Originally posted by HopeHacker
All I can say is this: What else did you expect from a Bush? They have this old fashioned Bible thumping belief system going on. At least when it comes to human rights.
Except of course, when it comes to the death penalty, which GW's state seems to embrace with a vigor that is almost obscene. (For the record, I do think there are situations where the death penalty may be warranted, and where there is no question of inadequate defense but they really should be few and far between. That doesn't seem to apply in Texas.)
post #33 of 55
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IF she is not in acoma i think that she would die of starvation
a horrible way to die BUT if she is indeed in acoma then i
think that it should be up to her parents to decide what to do.
This cannot be easy for them to let go
post #34 of 55
I just saw the latest update on this case on the news. The husband is appealing Jeb Bush's new law, it may be deemed unconstitutional. They had her family as well as the husbands lawyer. IMO the family is grasping at any straw to possibly keep this woman alive. The reason I say that is they brought up the belief that her present condition is a result of foul play. Strange that it's just NOW foul play after 13 years.

While my heart goes out to them I still think they are wrong wrong wrong. The idea that the husband would gain financially by her death is now totally moot. Between lawyer fees and medical costs I'd be surprised if any of that money is left.
post #35 of 55
wow, i didnt hear anything about foul play being mentioned on the news. i saw the family on the news this morning w/ the mother talking about how her daughter responds to her, etc. i think that they are just hurting themselves by not letting her go.
post #36 of 55
Sigh, they must have ALL gotten on the news this morning. I saw Dad and brother, I want to say it was on NBC but it was more of a listen to the news as I was bustling around.
post #37 of 55
SIGH...i wish that everyone involved would think of what's best for Terri and not what's best for THEMSELVES.

let the poor woman die. if i were a mother, i don't think i could live with the heart break of having a child in a coma that long...not after she's been declared brain dead.

the family needs to let go.
post #38 of 55
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I totally agree RaggieMom
post #39 of 55
The women is no longer,her family just cannot see it or dos't want to.she should be aloud to die.I would want to.
post #40 of 55
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I do believe that they should let her go but i still say the
hubby wants her dead so he can collect his money
post #41 of 55
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Has anyone heard anymore on this story?
post #42 of 55
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Originally posted by RaggieMom
SIGH...i wish that everyone involved would think of what's best for Terri and not what's best for THEMSELVES.

let the poor woman die. if i were a mother, i don't think i could live with the heart break of having a child in a coma that long...not after she's been declared brain dead.

the family needs to let go.
Ditto, now that I have a son, I wouldn't want to prolong the misery of his state of mind like that for so long, 13 years!!! Whose paying the bills to support her!! I can't see at all how her husband would benefit, not after paying the medical bills, lawyer fees, etc. On top of that, the family would fight for the 'money' if there is any worth fighting over....I just think it's awful for the parents to keep this going....she won't have a life at all, even if she was to awaken, she's permanently brain damaged. Everyone is suffering from this, and worse, they are not even thinking of her. Hubby and I already discussed this but will touch upon it again in our wills. I don't understand why the politicians had to get involved with this one....the family is the one who contacted them right? Seems a bit sick to me...
post #43 of 55
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Originally posted by Jellybelly
Ditto, now that I have a son, I wouldn't want to prolong the misery of his state of mind like that for so long, 13 years!!! Whose paying the bills to support her!! I can't see at all how her husband would benefit, not after paying the medical bills, lawyer fees, etc. On top of that, the family would fight for the 'money' if there is any worth fighting over....I just think it's awful for the parents to keep this going....she won't have a life at all, even if she was to awaken, she's permanently brain damaged. Everyone is suffering from this, and worse, they are not even thinking of her. Hubby and I already discussed this but will touch upon it again in our wills. I don't understand why the politicians had to get involved with this one....the family is the one who contacted them right? Seems a bit sick to me...
The politicians got involved because this became a rallying point for the religious right, and the Bushes are trying to use her to make them happy. It may be cynical, but I believe it to be the case.
If she was a 25 year old illegal alien in the same circumstances & a court appointed guardian recommended that they stop feeding her, Jeb Bush wouldn't be writing laws to keep her corpus alive.
post #44 of 55
Actually Lucia, you aren't cynical. The senator who sponsored the bill in Florida said straight out that he needed to boost his appeal to the Religious Right. So basically they are playing with a woman's life to get more votes.
post #45 of 55
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That's the thing,no one is thinking what's best for Terri
just what they want
post #46 of 55
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anyone heard anything on this story??
post #47 of 55
i haven't seen much on it....saw a little headline on the bottom of CNN yesterday about Jeb Bush and a lawsuit concerning the whole case. that's all I've heard though....
post #48 of 55
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I hope that this comes to and end soon for Terri's sake
post #49 of 55
I watched Montel Williams today and he had people on there that came out of a coma after 19 years. I could agree with pulling a plug if someone was being kept alive by respirator. But I can't imagine being starved to death. Especially when Terri doesn't have any living will saying this is her wish. They only have her husbands word and the parents say Terri would never want this.
post #50 of 55
I watched Montel today too! That man is amazing, after being in that coma for so long!
post #51 of 55
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shoot i was gonna watch that...i forgot all about it!
post #52 of 55
now i have an honest question because i got to thinking about it last night and something has been bothering me....as you guys know, we also have an abortion thread going, and as these are both "religious" topics (christian influence on republican politics) i want to know: why is it that if it's the will of God for you to have a baby you should and abortion is bad....but if it's his will for someone to die, they're fighting it so much and trying so hard to keep that person alive? has anyone else stopped to think about that? it's really been bothering me and i'd like to know why it's ok to play God in one case but not the other... because while it can be argued that all life is sacred, isn't death equally as holy?

(no, i did not bring this up to get any christians all up-in-arms...just an honest question based on thinking about both issues...)
post #53 of 55
An interesting and thought-provoking point, RaggieMom.
post #54 of 55
Just saw this on Oprah...I don't understand why the husband had the feeding tube removed but either way I still disagree with the family's decision. And yes there are rare occasions as were shown on the Montel Williams Show where some will come back alive, I still don't agree with keeping someone alive brain-damaged for that long.

Raggie's Mom, great point, one that I never understood either, I think with abortion topics, the views are tended towards keeping the baby alive even though states have agreed to it being allowed (I've seen so many teens get this over and over instead of closing their legs ) which is the same hope that they want with brain-damaged, life-support people, they want to keep them alive. I just don't understand how anyone can agonize themselves over keeping someone alive for so long like that, it must be very painful for both the patient and the loved ones.
post #55 of 55
Thread Starter 
RaggiesMom that's a very good point,never looked at
it that way til now
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