What's so dismaying is not that there are differences of opinion. This has every appearance of being one of those difficult moral situations where there are no "winners". We could only wish that this were the case!
The reality is that this is about truth. The talking points, especially from Mr. Schiavo's side and from the promoters of her death, are pure propaganda. And it appears from the polls that "the American people"
--don't read past the surface;
--aren't very smart;
--aren't informed on these medical issues;
--don't care about life (especially inconvenient life) and its objective value ;
--are no longer influenced by core Judaeo-Christian morality.