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BY DI READERS | JANUARY 29, 2014 5:00 AM

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Horror in Texas

Thank God the ordeal involving the brain-dead Texas woman is over and brought an end to treating the remains of the woman this family loved as if they were a potted plant. For how many years would this ghastly horror have gone on and on?  Just think of coming to the end of life and wondering where the body of the one you loved would be warehoused — this assuming that it would not be right to “play God” by pulling the plug after ripping the body open to extract a fetus.

Would her storage have been covered in the will of the one that was departing? And if after months the woman had delivered a child, would the child have gone every birthday to take a look at the body from which she or he came?

This whole thing would fit in a horror movie.

This absurdity of such tragic proportions for the people who loved this woman is so bizarre that it prompts wonder of how far opportunistic political candidates are willing to interject themselves into the lives of people that do their God-given best to live by the Golden Rule and are able to do so most readily to those they love and miss so much.

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

Sam Osborne


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