What About Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?

Are those who trumpet Terri Schiavo's "Constitutional right to life" concerned about her Constitutional rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

And to those who claim that only God can take a life, didn't "God" already try that fifteen years ago, only to be foiled by modern medicine?

The last gift my sisters and I gave to our mother was to honor her wishes by asking her doctors to remove her feeding tube. If I am ever in a similar situation, I hope that my wife and children will still have the right to give that same gift to me.

It should be the right of each of us to decide for ourselves the relative values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To extend the suffering of others for the purpose of extracting political currency is cruel and unusual punishment.

Jonathan Dreyer