Must We Remember Terri Schiavo?
Here is an excerpt from a recent news item:
Clearwater, FL (LifeNews.com)
March 15, 2006 -- Terri Schiavo's father has joined the president of a nonprofit organization to establish a national holiday to mark the anniversary of her euthanasia death. Robert Schindler and National Urban Policy Action Council president Kevin Fobbs say the goal of the day is to help disabled people and other avoid Terri's fate.
The pair said "Terri's Day" is a "celebration of the 'Culture of Life' as well as celebrating the woman who sacrificed her life for this cause."
The national initiative to annually honor the memory of Terri Schiavo includes gathering one million pledges from all 50 states as well as from international supporters in the hopes of establishing March 31 as a national day of remembrance.
On the other side, Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael has set up TerriPAC, a political acion committee to encourage the defeat of politicians who the committee apparently feels were not respecting the personal and medical privacy of his wife’s illness.
My question to my visitors is whether we really need to remember Terri Schiavo in the form of the Schindler’s annual “Terri’s Day” or in the form of Michael’s political action committee. What occurred regarding the medical management of Terri Schiavo is a legally and ethically accepted routine practice throughout the United States every single day of the year. There was nothing new or unusual except for the publicity. Now after a year from her passing, isn’t it time to let the memories of Terri stay with her family, as they should, and let the public news media memories fade and just rest in peace? ..Maurice.