So the Schiavo case has been the headline of the day. I’m not going to throw too much into the debate because I agree with what Acidman said nobody will ever know what the Mrs. Schiavo wanted.
I know personally that if I was on artificial life support with no hope of recovery I’d want Michelle and my family members to pull the plug. Of course, I also take a moment to ask the question “What if being a vegetable is the best thing that ever happened to me?” There I am in a zombie-like state of bliss unable to tell everyone “Don’t pull the plug! This is soooooooooooooooo cool!” Knowing my luck lately, that’s what would happen. I’d be 70 virgins in then *blip* no more life support.
One thing I definitely don’t agree with is the state & governor sticking their nose in. Mrs. du Toit makes a valid point that this ordeal is essentially a family matter between the husband and his wife.
I know that I’m now inclined to write living will. I’m fortunate enough to have a close relationship with my family so there shouldn’t be any doubts as to what I want for myself in this life or the next. BUT if the Schiavo case sets a bad precedent I don’t want some government official sticking his/her nose in my family business.