This Saturday, March 31, will mark the second anniversary of the death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schiavo. Too bad she wasn’t a convicted murderer. She’d still be going through the appeals process.
Yes, had Terri been a convicted murderer, MSM would certainly have taken up her cause as well, like it did the 34-minute execution of convicted killer Angel Diaz . Did I mention Terri’s execution took 14 days? Both were in Florida. Compare the coverage:
“[Gov. Jeb Bush's] intervention in the Terri Schiavo fiasco, without even talking to her husband, was unconscionable.” ~ Orlando Sentinel, Dec. 28, 2006
“Gov. Jeb Bush was wise to suspend executions and order the review of lethal injection procedures after the bungled execution of a convicted murderer last week.” ~ News-press.com, Dec. 19, 2006
That’s just one example of the insanity….
Terri’s brother, Bobby Schindler, has documented many more.
And why was the media allowed to see the death of Diaz and not the death of Terri? Would they have described her demise as they did Diaz’s? The Associated Press appeared to luxuriate in those gory details. In an article entitled, “Doctors: Botched execution likely slow, painful,” it said:
Death penalty foes have for years warned of a worst-case scenario in which an inmate being executed by lethal injection could remain conscious, experiencing severe pain as he slowly dies. That day may finally have come.
“It really sounds like [Angel Diaz] was tortured to death,” said Jonathan Groner, associate professor of surgery at the Ohio State Medical School…. “My impression is that it would cause an extreme amount of pain.”…
“[W]itnesses reported movement of Diaz as long as 24 minutes after the first injection, with him grimacing, blinking, licking his lips, blowing and attempting to mouth words. At one point, about midway through the process, he turned his head toward witnesses….
“[T]urning one’s head toward witnesses,” interesting word choice.