Thursday, March 31, 2005

Terri Schiavo has died

CNN reported Terri Schiavo, the 41-year-old brain-damaged woman who became the centerpiece of a national right-to-die battle, died Thursday morning, nearly two weeks after doctors removed the feeding tube that had sustained her for more than a decade.

Terri is with God now, and regardless of what you thought about her passing, I hope you will agree that she is in a much better place now. I think the lesson we should all learn from Terri is that people should never depend on verbal end-of-life wishes, but that everyone should have a Living Will, such as that available here or here or here or here or here or here.

Michelle Malkin blogged May Terri Schindler-Schiavo rest in peace and God have mercy on us all.

La Shawn Barber blogged Terri Schiavo, 1963-2005. It's all over.

St Wendeler blogged Theresa Marie Schiavo (nee Schindler), R.I.P.

The Political Teen has a video

Bill Hennessy blogged Eternal rest grant unto Terri, o Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May Terri’s soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Resurrection Song blogged As the argument over the subject in the blogosphere has grown increasingly passionate, I’ve stood by and watched. I watched quietly because the arguments have grown increasingly acrimonious and I have no wish to start name calling and picking fights. It also became increasingly clear that no appeals court was going to overturn the original ruling; sadly I watched as the inevitable played out to its obvious conclusion. So, Terri has died and her family mourns. I mourn with them.

Richard blogged Godspeed Terri. If there is anything happy about today's news, it's the fact that Terri Schiavo's suffering is finally over.

Asteroid blogged After over a decade of being kept alive with technology — possibly against her will — Terri Schiavo is dead. I’d like to be able to say that she died with dignity but, unfortunately, the legalistic, religious and hypocritical furor surrounding her death left very little room for anything dignified.

CQ blogged Out of respect for the family and all concerned, I plan on offering no further comment on this issue today, other than to implore CQ readers to please pray for Terri, her family, and all who mourn her passing.

WizBang blogged "Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen."

OTB blogged May she rest in peace

Ex-Donkey Blog blogged It is over and now she is with God. Pray for the Schindler family.

1 comment:

St Wendeler said...

Good wrapup, Don... it's just so sad that, in addition to the pain and suffering that Terri was forced to endure in her final days, the family and Michael Schiavo were never able to reconcile and do what was best for Terri.

Thanks for the links to the Living Will forms, too... very useful now that people have this issue on their minds.

And thanks for the link & trackback!