Commentary by Judie Brown
It is with great sadness that we reflect upon the death of Terri Schiavo, an innocent victim of a heinous crime, who was unjustly sentenced to die an excruciatingly painful death by starvation and dehydration. Words cannot express the inhumanity of the actions taken against Terri.
Despite what was played out in the mainstream news media, Terri Schiavo was not a “vegetable,” nor was she terminally ill. Numerous medical professionals, including neurologists, attested to this truth. Before her feeding tube was so callously removed, Terri functioned as a living, breathing, human person who simply received her food and water by different means than most people. These differences did not warrant the violence imposed upon her through the cruel and misguided desires of persons who wished to expedite her death.