Terri Schiavo was tortured to death, as Reichert had voted, over about a two-week period.
The last friends to see her found her desperate, reaching out for help and in agony, until her torture/executioners even found it necessary to bar her loved ones from seeing her, attempting to keep the horrific details concealed.
But since Terri died of thirst it is no secret what Dave Reichert intended to do to her based on medical study :
First, Terri’s saliva became thick and foul-tasting; her tongue clinging irritatingly to her teeth and the roof of her mouth …. A lump formed in her throat … She felt severe pain in her head and neck. Her face felt full due to the shrinking of her skin. Her hearing was affected, and she may have begun to hallucinate… but she had been robbed of speech and cound not tell anyone. Then came the agonies of a mouth that ceased to generate saliva. The tongue hardened into what some have described as “a senseless weight, swinging on the still-soft root and striking foreignly against the teeth.” Teri, the literal prisoner of Reichert and his liberal allies, could just rock and moan.
Next came the “blood sweats” phase, involving “a progressive mummification of her initially living body.” Her tongue swelled to such proportions that it squeezed past her jaws. Her eyelids cracked and her eyeballs began to weep tears of blood. Her throat became so swollen that breathing became difficult, creating an incongruous yet terrifying
sense of drowning.
Finally … there was a kind of living death.
“Her lips disappeared as if amputated, leaving low edges of blackened tissue; her teeth and gums projected like those of a skinned animal, but the flesh was black and dry as a hank of jerky; her nose was withered and shrunken to half its length, and the nostril-lining showing black; her eyes became set in a winkless stare, with surrounding skin so contracted as to expose the conjunctiva, itself as black as the gums…; her skin generally turned a ghastly purplish yet ashen gray, with great livid blotches and streaks.
One day Dave Reichert will stand, probably next to Gary Ridgeway, and answer for this atrocity to a much higher authority.
But today he should have to give account to Republican voters. If there ever was a single act by a politician that deserved to guide a righteous voter, this is it. This was not an abortion. This was a 41 year old woman who wanted life in a State where even voluntary euthanasia was illegal.
When he ran for his House seat just two years ago Dave Reichert told us he was “pro-life.” Bill Clinton, himself, never told a bigger whopper.
It remains as I wrote in 2005. For those of us who have undertaken battle, in the political sphere, to overthrow the scourge of killing-for-profit there is a clear mandate, at the very least, to place a mark on the advocates of homicide. Mark them.
David Reichert, I mark you. “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
The afternoon of Friday, March 18, 2005, at the behest of her murderer husband and Dave Reichert, killers began on Terri Schiavo a method of slow torturous execution that is illegal to use on a dog.
Let us never forget what they have said and done. They must not prevail in the war for our nation’s spirit. Moreover, they must not prevail in the war for the heart of the Republican Party.
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