By Wesley J. Smith Here’s the myth constantly pushed: Social-conservative Republicans interfered with the intimate family decision making of devoted husband Michael Schiavo, who selflessly sought to obey the express wishes of his beloved Terri not to be kept alive if in a profoundly cognitively disabled state. That’s a profound distortion — to put it …Continue reading "The Left’s Continuing Lies about the Terri Schiavo Case"
By Dave Andrusko Saturday represented the thirteenth anniversary of the grotesque death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo. I would like to use this somber occasion again to update comments I’ve made about Terri and her brave parents and siblings. As you will see whenever I looked at Terri, I could never, ever …Continue reading "Remembering Terri Schiavo who died after being denied food and water for 13 days"
By Dave Andrusko Today is the tenth anniversary of the grotesque death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo. We are running four posts in remembrance of Terri. The first comes from bioethicist Wesley J. Smith, the second from New York State Right to Life, the third is about a ridiculously inaccurate New York …Continue reading "Ten years ago today Terri Schiavo died after 13 days without food and water"
By Wesley J. Smith During the Terri Schiavo debacle, I would often debate bioethicists and others who claimed that Terri’s death would be gentle. These advocates either intentionally or ignorantly conflated two different circumstances. 1. The first, taking food and water from someone whose body readily assimilated sustenance. That is an agonizing death. 2. The …Continue reading "The Cruelty of Terri Schiavo’s Death"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. As best I can tell, the New York Times has not revisited the starvation death of Terri Schindler Schiavo recently, except to take potshots at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush who backed the Schindler family against Terri’s estranged husband. The following commentary appeared last year, on the ninth anniversary of …Continue reading "The “aftermath” of Terri Schiavo continues to be distorted by The New York Times"
Editor’s note. This comes from New York State Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Some of it applies specified to New York but most is a reminder of that dreadful day ten years ago today and the lessons we must never forget. So many of us vividly recall the Schindler family’s public fight to save …Continue reading "Remembering Terri’s Fight 10 Years Later, Urgent Lessons for New Yorkers Today"
By Dave Andrusko If you didn’t follow the terribly tragedy that was the unnecessary death of Terri Schiavo, it might shock you how much misinformation, snarky commentary, and relevant facts that did not make their way into Clyde Haberman’s 1,057-word-long Sunday story, “From Private Ordeal to National Fight: The Case of Terri Schiavo.” If you …Continue reading "Nine years after her death, the “aftermath” of Terri Schiavo continues to be distorted by the New York Times"
By Jacki Ragan Most of us can remember where we were and what we were doing on important dates — landmarks so to speak—such as September 11, or when singer-songwriter John Lennon was shot. For those of us who are a bit older, it might include when President Kennedy was shot. So, where were you …Continue reading "Terri’s Day 2013"