*This is an important moral issue and the pro-life base will be excited that the Senate is debating this important issue.
*This is a great political issue, because Senator Nelson of Florida has already refused to become a cosponsor and this is a tough issue for Democrats.
No, no its not a tough issue for Democrats/Liberals, we choose to respect the wishes of our loved ones, paper or not. As for the pro-life base and their "excitement", it would be super fucking nifty if they were half as excited about feeding the poverty stricken Americans who can barely feed their families, instead of being excited about sticking their noses in business that is not their own. What a fucking mess this has become, I hope that Mrs. Schiavo soon gets the peace she deserve, whatever the outcome, but, to politicize this issue is fucking arrogant & hypocritical bullshit. And a side note to my family: unplug me, no tubes or machines please, then burn me and toss the ashes back to God. Is there a notary in the house? Heh. A bit twisted, yes, but the last thing I would want is the government telling my family what to do with me in the event I couldn't speak for myself.