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"And I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide"

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Went to see author, essayist and feminist Barbara Ehrenreich speak at Campbell Hall (on the UCSB campus) on Monday night, and while the entirety of her presentation was strong, she made a very amusing and ironic point about the Schiavo case.

Aside from the obvious hypocracy of the pull-the-plug legislation then-Governor Bush signed in 1999 (given his intervention in the Schiavo case), Ehrenreich also noted that the money spent in the past 15 years to keep Terri Schiavo alive was coming from two places:
1) Medicaid


2) A malpractice suit
Yes! Two cornerstones of modern American conservatism! Without either of those, big decisions about Schiavo's life would've needed to be made a long, long time ago. Funny, I didn't hear Randall Terry or Tom DeLay talking about that.


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