Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Michelle Malkin Defends Texas Euthanasia Law

Michelle Malkin cites the Texas Futile Care Law under the heading, "THE LEFT'S BOGUS SCHIAVO MEME" (linking Tom Maguire's roundup of blog opinion). The key point both Malkin and Maguire miss (one cited by Wesley J. Smith in his book Forced Exit: the Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder): The termination of Sun Hudson marked the first time in U.S. history that a judge has ordered the removal of life support from a child against the wishes of a parent. Who gave the state the right to play executioner in loco parentis? The Texas legislature, with the blessing of National Right to Life, and the signature of Governor George W. Bush.

I don't know what has me more upset: that the pro-life movement would sign off on such a law, or that "conservatives" would fall over themselves to defend it. It is a shame that so many in the movement are willing to put public relations for a political party over permanent principles.

4 Comments:

Blogger Carmel said...

I am really shocked at this story. You are right, who gives them the right to do this? and most importantly against the will of the childs own parents!!! I am discusted in governor George W.Bush and all who did nothing!
Being Australian, I had not heard of this story before today, the media need to get out there and educate the public also

3:57 PM  
Blogger Sue Bob said...

Sid,

Are you really a conservative? If not, I invite you to read my last post which addresses the injustice to Terri from the progressive perspective.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Conscience Whig said...

Sue Bob,

I'm glad to see that some liberals (I've never understood the term "progressive") value life enough to oppose euthanasia. But you haven't addressed my questions about the Texas law. I've since learned, to my relief, that then-Governor Bush actually vetoed a far worse Texas bill in 1997--he comes across as something of the hero in this tragedy.

Which begs the question: How can it be that in a state with a conservative Christian majority in both houses of the legislature and an pro-life evangelical governor, this bill was the best the pro-life movement could get? It certainly suggests a culture in which corporate profits trump morality. If that is the case, we surely need to be exceedingly careful about backing it unquestioningly.

5:58 AM  
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