Monday, January 30, 2006

Terri Schiavo II: (It's the KILLING, stupid)

Reason magazine writer, blogger, and Boston Globe columnist purports to be outraged at the lack of "national outrage" over 11-year-old Haleigh Poutre -- the girl condemned to death by the Department of Social Services, ably backed up by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Displaying the symptoms of the "reason-challenged," Young states in today's Globe that the blame for the lack of outrage "rests with the right-to-life advocates who made Schiavo their cause celebre."

The column is a recycled version of Young's January 24 blog posting.

"After all the lies and all the hysteria from the "save Terri" brigade, any cause seen as Schiavo redux is going to be seen with a certain degree of cynicism. As far as I'm concerned, those responsible for that macabre circus have squandered all moral authority on this issue. The best thing they can do for Haleigh is keep quiet and leave this case to those who have some credibility."

And that would be who, exactly, Cathy? The court that condemned the child to death? The DSS that ignored the child's abuse time and again? Journalists like you?

Fact: Terri Schiavo was starved to death. That's called "murder."

Fact: Haleigh Poutre was condemned to the same fate. That's called "attempted murder."

"Keep quiet?" I don't think so.