Thursday, March 31, 2005
Terri Shiavo-Palooza-Thon is Over
As reported by Newsday, Terri Shiavo has died at the ripe old age of 41. Perhaps the media hype is over and she can truly get some rest now. Then again, who knows how long it will take before folks and politicos stop crusading in her name? Well, if they are still "hungry" for debate in this area, there is still the Pope's feeding tube to fall back on. I don't mean to sound cold -- well, actually I do mean to sound cold. Remember, this whole situation should have been a family issue -- not a political showdown. And it would have remained in the family if Terri had bothered with a Living Will. I doubt her parents would have honored such a document, they seemed so hell-bent on hanging on to her, no matter what her condition. But in a (hypothetically) normal situation, the document could have alleviated several headaches, maintained some semblance of peace within the family, and kept Terri from becoming a poster child.