Little Boston Girl Next ‘Terri’?

We talked yesterday about the legacy of Terri Schiavo – her pseudo husband’s establishment of a political action committee in her name, the ACLU giving honoring the judge who sentenced her to death. But there are others.

I have sensed that the Left scored a victory in the Terri Schiavo case. Of course, they succeeded in getting Terri dead. But that fact may have led to a public relations victory as well. There are a large number of Americans who look to the government – especially the courts – to help them sort out moral questions. If a judge declares something “good”, it seems a substantial number of people will accept that decision as having moral authority. This stems, I think, from a lack of moral development.

For many decades now the Left has been preaching “relativism”. Obviously, this is another idea of consequence. Without a religious or moral center – people will naturally tend to accept the authority of those in power. That dynamic is troubling in a system of government in which the People are supposed to be directing the government, and not the other way around.

But back to the Terri case. The apparent victory of the Death Caucus has emboldened it to seek the death of an 11 year old girl in Boston.

Little Haleigh Poutre was the victim of physical abuse by her foster parents. She was taken to the hospital three months ago with broken teeth, swollen face and burns on her chest. There were sores and cuts all over her body – and the girl’s body temperature was just 81 degrees.

The State claims she is in a persistent vegetative state – and is seeking authority to remove her from life support. I don’t have all the details in this case – but it seems to be another instance where modern medical ethics increasingly errs on the side of death. As in the Terri Schiavo case, family members are divided as to her fate.

Please join us in praying for this little girl.


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