Of course I'm liberal, I believe in liberty.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Parents, Children, Love, Letting Go

As horrible as it is, you are supposed to bury your parents some day, but you are never, ever supposed to bury your children. From the Guardian:
But, given the vehemence with which he has been fighting to prolong Terri's life, it is a little surprising to learn that Robert [Schindler, Terri's father] decided to turn off the life-support system for his mother. She was 79 at the time, and had been ill with pneumonia for a week, when her kidneys gave out. "I can remember like yesterday the doctors said she had a good life. I asked, 'If you put her on a ventilator does she have a chance of surviving, of coming out of this thing?'" Robert says. "I was very angry with God because I didn't want to make those decisions."