Nov 17, 2005

'Living will' Bill


The impeached president mentioned the case of Terri Schiavo, the brain-injured Florida woman who was starved to death by court order after a long legal battle between her parents and her husband, Michael.

"We spend far more money on the last two months of life than any other country," Clinton noted. "And I think the only answer to that and maybe the good thing that came out of the terrible agony of the Schiavo family that we were all treated to for weeks is that amazing numbers of Americans including Hillary and me ... did living wills. We'd been wanting to do it a long time. We just kept puttin' it off and puttin' it off, and I saw that [tragedy] unfold and I said 'You know, I don't want to see Chelsea on television like that. Let's do the living will.'"

You can hear the entire 1 hour, 14 minute speech that the long-winded ex-President delivered at the University of Minnesota HERE.


Blogger OrthodoxWarrior said...

The whole tradgedy behind the Schiavo case, besides her death, was the fact that the Judges took Michael Schiavos word for it. In a Justice system that requires evidence, documents, and signatures, they simply took his words, "She told me one time this is what she wanted." The two out of three judges in Atlanta that aloowed it to go on after the Houses drafted that last hour legislation, were Clinton appointed! Imagine that. Another thing about that whole ordeal that niffed me was the fact that they gave Terri "morphine." Now why would they give someone morphine if they "quote on quote" can't feel any pain. The doctors explination was, "just in case." What a joke. Michael Schiavo is a scum bad, he talked a good game, "this is in Terri's best interest" and he wouldn't let the family know what he did with the body for how long? That whole thing was a joke, God bless men like Fr. Frank Pavone who stood at ground zero while the USCCB had a meeting about it. At least Jesse Jackson had the gull to show up their and condem it.

4:22 PM  
Blogger CS said...

I'm sick of this 'living will' craze, promoted heavily by -of course - our friends at Hemlock and other assorted scum. Of course, they'll never make it clear that that you can end up being starved to death by tying yourself to one.
Oh, wait, I forgot, it's a 'painless' and 'gentle' way to die. Never mind.

5:46 PM  

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