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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Terri Schiavo is dead

Terri Schiavo died at 7:03 am Pacific Time today, thirteen days after a judge ordered the removal of her feeding tube.

I have purposely stayed out of this controversy. I have always felt that Congress had no business getting into the issue of whether Terri should live or die. This was a FAMILY matter and a STATE's matter. Not the political "Hot Button" the Federal Government created.

What I would like to know is Michael's story. He had apparently moved forward. He met another woman and generally moved on with his life without Terri, unless it was in his interest to be involved. It was his desire to let her die. According to him dying was what Terri wanted. But, there was Mom and Dad. They wanted to continue loving and caring for Terri. Why didn't he just turn over guardianship to the parents, get divorced, and continue with his life?

What is it that Michael was so concerned about that he didn't want to turn over guardianship to Terri's parents? There is a Back-Story to Michael Schiavo that is yet to be told. I doubt we will ever hear it, but it is there.

Cauleen and I send our condolences to Terri's parents, family and friends during this trying ordeal. We are truly sorry it ended this way.

God bless you, Terri. Rest in Peace.

Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.