Friday, March 31, 2006

The first anniversary of Terri Schiavo's death

One year ago today, Terri Schindler Schiavo died. Many — too many — seem to believe that she died the day she suffered her brain injury. Indeed, the tombstone provided by her husband reads that she "departed from this earth" on February 25, 1990, not March 31, 2005.

Father Rob Johansen, who offered tremedous support to the Schindler family as they unsuccessfully fought to save Terri's life, wrote a thoughtful article examining the elements of society that allowed the unthinkable — the deliberate starving of woman to death — to happen. It's available at National Review Online.