I'm posting Janet Parshall's statement here on my blog because I wish I'd written it --she states very eloquently and succintly the heart of the matter in the Schiavo case. Bravo!
When in Doubt: Choose Life
The case of Terri Schiavo is yet another indication that America may have lost its soul. The facts of Terri's case were clear--and clearly avoided by several judges: Terri was not terminally ill, she was not on a respirator and her condition was questioned by a myriad of neurologists as to whether or not she was in a persistent vegetative state.
Her husband had broken his marriage vows by moving in with another woman and fathering children with her--so much for the "'til death do us part" segment of the marriage vows. Her family clearly loved her and proved their willingness to stand by her no matter what--something her husband couldn't or wouldn't do.
But in the final analysis, it all came down to one issue. When in doubt do we come down on the side of life or the side of death? The president, the governor of Florida and the leadership in the House and the Senate challenged us to choose life. Unfortunately, the courts chose death and Terri has to pay the price.