Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Culture of Life

In a frenzy to protect the life of (or avenge the death of) Terri Schiavo, a man offered $250,000 for the murder of Michael Schiavo, with a $50,000 bonus for Judge Greer, the Southern Baptist Republican judge who was put in the awkward position of enforcing Florida law, against the wishes of religious whackjobs.

Authorities said Richard Alan Meywes of Fairview, North Carolina, offered $250,000 for the killing of Michael Schiavo and another $50,000 for the death of Circuit Court Judge George Greer, who ordered Schiavo's feeding tube removed a week ago.

Meywes was arrested without incident at his home about 5 p.m. on charges of solicitation of murder and sending threatening communications, authorities said.

An affidavit filed in support of the charges alleges that Meywes wrote an e-mail Tuesday that said a "bounty with a price tag of $250,000 has been taken out on the head of Michael Schiavo." It also alleges he said an "additional $50,000 has been offered for the elimination of the judge who ruled against Terry in Florida," an apparent reference to Terri Schiavo.

The affidavit also says the same e-mail refers to the recent killings of a judge in Atlanta and family members of a federal judge in Chicago.
It's time for the pro-life folks to whip up a spreadsheet or something. Between this, family planning clinic bombings, starving the poor, and executing retarded teenagers, I'm having a really tough time keeping track of whose lives have value and whose lives do not.

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