So says the Associated Press. I’d like to see the questions.
More than two-thirds of people who describe themselves as evangelicals and conservatives disapprove of the intervention by Congress and President Bush in the case of the Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman at the center of a national debate.
I wasn’t crazy about the government’s intervention, but not because I thought Terri should die. I don’t like the legal precedent that’s been set–in state and federal courts–to allow a severely disabled person to be put to death.
The fact that the media has generally portrayed this as a “right to die” case may have something to do with the poll results. I find it hard to believe that a majority of Americans, especially evangelicals, support the starvation/dehydration death of a helpless woman.
I’ll say it again: Terri Schiavo wasn’t dying until a judge allowed her “husband” to cut off her food and water. Cut off your food and water, and you’d die just like her.