Actually, this story is not complicated. What is an Indian Hindu woman doing living in Ireland with her family? Why is she not in India? How many Irish people do you see emmigrating to India? Short answer to the latter – none. Let’s get honest, yeah it’s sad she is no longer among the living, but Ireland IS a Catholic country – period, full stop. If they don’t like it perhaps they shouldn’t have chosen to live there. Go Home – and let us live in ours.
She was lucky she had a husband who was willing to do the right thing. If this poor guy could really think, he would be wishing he was her right now.
What harm would be done IF the parents continued to care for Terry & he just faded out of their lives? His insistence on ending her life seems a little hard-hearted. Let the parents "waste time" caring for her, as long as he does not have to, why does that outcome bother him?
(Some think the husband was in a hurry to move on with his new girlfriend.)
Hey Chet, you're presuming she wanted to die, which was not established and was unable to be established. That is the problem with these types of cases. Everyone who is healthy says, "If I'm like A,B,or C, I would want to die." The problem is, when they get to one of those points, they don't want to die. Most people don't want to die in spite of their disabilities, which is why, prior to this case, we were a people who erred on the side of life.
Describing what he did as taking care of his wife prior to moving on to another woman is hardly apt, unless you define "care" as putting a bullet in her head, mafia style. What he did was testify in court that he needed millions of dollars to help with her estimated medical costs for her supposed life span and once he got that money, immediately began proceedings to kill her. That it took so long in the courts doesn't negate the speed in which he attempted to murder her through legal means.
I’m presuming that she didn’t want to die or not want to die because she no longer had a human mind. Ending the life in her remains is part of taking care of his wife prior to moving on. Ending the life in an animated human body by putting a bullet in its head would be preferable to starving it, but unfortunately there are rules against that in a hospital.
August 24, 2012 at 6:14pm
Harsh (but true) reality from conveyed by one of their own – harsh doods. The virtue from which the author bespeaks can be traced to (and should never be forgotten nor cease to an ethos of our culture) John 15:20 – “Non est servus maior domino suo” (The servant is not greater than his master). http://www.drbo.org/x/d?b=drb&bk=50&ch=15&l=20#x