The Florida Court System is poised to hand down a death sentence upon a woman whose only crime is that she is an inconvenience to her husband. You might know the story of Terry Schiavo, the woman who has been in a handicapped state and is being kept alive by feeding tubes because she can no longer swallow for herself. Her parents have pleaded with her husband to allow them to take care of her, but he refuses saying that she wants to die.
The media has depicted her as a woman who has no brain function, but I have personally seen video of her laughing and smiling at her parents when they come to visit. The media says that extraordinary means are being used to keep her alive. Since when have food and water been considered extraordinary? She doesn't need a ventilator; she doesn't need a heart/lung machine. She just needs to be fed.
This is such a horrendous crime for the Court to be even considering. Death by starvation would be considered cruel and unusual if it were tried on a death row inmate, yet it may be the fate of an innocent woman.
I think this entire ordeal has been deplorable. If she is made to die because she is an inconvenience who will be next?
Perhaps we should all go on a hunger strike if they force her to do so. How many voices will it take for her to be heard?