Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

March 31, 2005

In Memoriam, Theresa Schindler Schiavo

Filed under: — Different River @ 11:34 am

Terri Schiavo passed away. It happened at about 9:50 am Eastern Time. The long legal fight to ensure her death has succeeded.

And, the fight continued until the end:

(CNSNews.com) – After 14 days without food or water, Terri Schiavo died around 9:50 Thursday morning – shortly after her parents issued an emotional plea to be at her hospice bedside in her final moments of life.

Terri’s husband and legal guardian, Michael Schiavo, denied the Schindler family’s final request to be with Terri as she took her last breath.

(Linked on BlogsForTerri.com)

Terri has passed away, but the issue brought to the fore in her case have not. Every disabled person in the country — and anyone can become disabled — is in more danger now than they were a year ago.

However, there is some measure of good news: The guardian of Donna Matincheck of Berks County, Pennsylvania, has withdrawn a petition to end her life by starvation. She will continue to receive sustenance through a feeding tube.

I’ll have more to say later, as will, I’m sure, nearly everyone else.

UPDATE: Credit where it’s due: Dave Schuler reported this earlier than I did in a comment to the previous post.

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