What can we say about Terri and Felos? And the pope?

I’m sure I’m not the first person to say this – I haven’t looked around the blogosphere yet, but I’m quite certain that someone has beaten me to it.

Nevertheless…

He is not swallowing well.

He is not talking.

He is not walking.

Whew, I am SO GLAD he’s the pope and is at least being treated respectfully, that he is not some poor woman in Florida with a lawyer going in and out of the room giving reports about her “serene and beautiful death,” complete with details of urine output and morphine suppositories.

And I am so incredibly angry and unhappy that I had to just write that line as a truth of what is happening to Terri Schiavo. “Death with Dignity,” my ass. Last year, when Mel Gibson released The Passion of the Christ, Andrew Sullivan – among others – called it “pornography.”

Everytime I see Felos give one of his jaunty, upbeat interviews which leave out no detail to guard this woman’s dignity, I think: Pornography.

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