Woman on life support a private, family issue

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: February 7 2014 | 1:00 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 3:20 am in

Thank God the Texas ordeal of treating the brain-dead woman as a potted plant is over. Assuming that the woman was not going to be trashed out by pulling the plug after ripping the body open to extract a fetus, how many years would this ghastly thing have gone on?

This has been so bizarre for those who loved this woman that it prompts wonder of how far are some people, such as the four Republicans running for lieutenant governor that disapprove of removal of the ventilating machine, willing to go in interjecting themselves into the lives of other people?

Would those supporting using the remains of this woman entertain having a body serve as a baby factory kept on a pump so that abandoned embryos could be implanted within and harvested when a fetus comes to term? If not, what great moral principle overrides doing so, or are you working on requiring such in law?

Sam Osborne

West Branch


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