March 26, 2005

More Random Thoughts

I guess what I keep coming back to, that in a country that's seemingly fixated on "conflicts of interest", that it isn't one for Michael Schiavo to be married in all but the "I do's" to another woman and have children with her. It would seem that even if his intentions were as pure as the driven snow, that fact alone would be enough to disqualify him from making death decisions for his, in all but the divorce papers, ex-wife. We keep hearing what "Terri would have wanted", so would she have still wanted to be legally married to a man who had a new wife and family?

Not really looking for answers, more I'm just thinking out loud. But don't let that stop anyone from contributing their 2 cents.

Posted by Ithildin at March 26, 2005 12:23 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

I was thinking the same thing.

Posted by: Rue at March 26, 2005 3:24 PM

I just can't understand why he just won't let Terri's parents have her back. He's gotten on with his life and I don't begrudge him that, but he is no longer their "son", and he's certainly no longer her husband, let them have their daughter back. I think he should be charged with murder for what he's doing. Had Terri signed a living will, naturally this would be different. The only way that I see this hurting him is the fact that he can't collect the insurance money while she's still alive.

Posted by: Mickey at March 26, 2005 10:45 PM

"I just can't understand why he just won't let Terri's parents have her back." It's because there is a lot of money at stake (I've heard it's something like $700,000). Terri was awarded a large lump sum for her care (she was improperly diagnosed). From what I have read, Micheal never spent much of that money on her. If he was to divorce her, he would lose his claim to it.

Posted by: Curt at March 27, 2005 12:04 AM

Yup Curt...that's why I said it was about the insurance money

Posted by: Mickey at March 27, 2005 7:31 PM

Mickey, the malpractice judgement is on top of her life insurance benefits. We're talking about quite a lot of money here. And the litigation is just STARTING once Terri dies.

Posted by: Dave J at March 29, 2005 6:22 AM