I have been following the news about Terry Schiavo with increasing sadness, disbelief and frank despair, that a supposedly civilised society can allow the torture of a helpless women to death in the most vile way imaginable.
If an ill dog were to be starved of food and water until it died, the owner would be prosecuted and jailed.
An ill woman who needs compassion and care is being abused and with legal sanction, no less.
An elderly person with endstage dementia is still given food and water; helpless newborn babies are fed and cared for.
None of them are able to fend for themselves but they still need care and are given it.
Terry Schiavo still needs care and she is being denied it.
May God mercifully grant her a peaceful end, if at all possible given the vile "treatment " being meted out to her, and grant comfort to her grieving family and friends.
What a wicked society in which we live, when such things can be allowed to happen.
May God have mercy on us all.