Terri Schiavo: of forks, chopsticks and feeding tubes

Terri Schiavo

Terri Schiavo with her mother, Mary Schindler

Yesterday was Easter. A-a-a-and of course it was Cesar Chavez’s birthday.

It was also the eighth anniversary of the court-ordered cruel and unusual death of a Florida woman whose only crime was her disability.

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Remembering Terri Schiavo

Terri Schiavo with her mother, Mary Schindler

I have a newspaper photo of the room in which Terri Schiavo died. It’s on my kitchen wall, by snapshots of local boys killed in the war. Schiavo, in her own way, is a casualty of war, too. We’ve been arguing for over 200 years now about what it means to be human.

Terri Schiavo got caught in the crossfire.

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