Irrevocable Choice

Irrevocable Choice is a blog about life issues. Those in favor of legalized abortion often use the word "choice." Once completed, the "choice" to destroy a human life either via abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research is IRREVOCABLE. It is PERMANENT. It can NEVER be undone. The innocent life can NEVER be restored.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Father Pavone Reacts to Dean Wanting to "use" Terri Schiavo

According to Life News, Howard Dean, leader of the Democratic Party, has said the Democrats plan to "use" Terri Schiavo in the 2006 and 2008 elections. This is quite interesting. During that horrible evil tragedy, some insisted that conservatives were using Terri Schiavo for political gain (I do not believe that they were - of course, the Culture of Death does not believe in any value of life so it's no wonder they would reduce this to mere political posturing). Now it appears liberals want to use this evil situation for their own gain.

Looking at the quote from Life News, one must question what Howard Dean means by "our own high powers"? Does he mean each person? Well, Terri Schiavo left NO written directives about her condition. Michael Schiavo (a man who had two children with another woman while married to Terri) and HIS side of the family claims she said something. Mysteriously, none of her own family heard her say anything similar. Michael Schiavo said something interesting on CNN (see transcript) about these alleged wishes by Terri.

(Let me make it clear that I do NOT believe in a right to die. But I find it especially troubling when people talk about a "right to die" when there is NO evidence that the person being forced to die even wanted that.)

Or does Howard Dean refer to the judges? The judges who sentenced Terri Schiavo to a death by dehydration and starvation based on HEARSAY. Judges like Greer who allowed Michael Schiavo to deny Terri Holy Communion (as a Catholic, she was allowed DAILY Communion yet Michael Schiavo was empowered by Greer to DENY HER RELIGIOUS RIGHTS WHICH ARE PROVIDED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT IN MY OPINION)?

Or, is Howard Dean meaning we should make gods of ourselves? Which is it?

Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life is rightfully upset. The article linked above quotes his reaction.

Before I say what I am about to say, I would like to make it clear that I am presently a registered Republican. I may be "jumping ship" fairly soon based on the poor performance of all Republicans in this matter except perhaps for FL State Senator Webster and Congressman DeLay. I would add that while there are a small contingent of Democrats who voted in favor of keeping Terri Schiavo alive, and while Senator Tom Harkin is working on legislation, the Republicans leave a lot to be desired in this matter. In my opinion, the Republicans who controlled Congress failed to take a strong enough position in this matter. They allowed greer to defy them. A Congressional subpoena was issued and greer ignored said subpoena. Congress did NOTHING. At first, Frist and DeLay made some huffy statements. After that, they backed down. President Bush and Jeb Bush failed to do anything. It seems during the Clinton "administration," Janet Reno was able to send troops in to 'rescue' Elian Gonzalez and send him back to Cuba. This was AGAINST a ruling by the Florida Supreme Court. President Clinton's henchwoman violated states' rights in her action and there were no sanctions. President Bush could have saved Terri Schiavo's life but failed to do so. It is embarassing to be a Republican. In my opinion, the party gives lip service to pro-life values.

Of course, GREER is a Republican. If that alone is not enough to bolt the Republican party, I don't know what is.