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March 22, 2006

For Terri

Topics: Remembering Terri

Sounding the Trumpet:

Watching Terri's tribute video brought it back in vivid detail. Strong memories, memories of darkness and horror.

Last March. It was a long time coming, and several times it seemed her life was spared; all that was needed was for the somewhere, someone in charge of something to come to thier senses. They would come to their senses; they just needed to be told it mattered. Tell them, help them to realize this is more than a theoretical situation- this is a woman's life is being talked about. We thought it couldn't happen, not in America. Starving dogs is illegal here. Starving people?

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And as the hours turned into days, and the days melted into each other, and our hopes rose with one hour and fell with the next. Our hearts were there in Florida with her, in the hospice that had become a torture chamber, a prison of death. Her mouth was parched, her lips bled. How angry I was when they made those stupid arguments for "mercy-killing". Come, shoot her then! That would be far more merciful. Starving is not a humane way to kill anyone-ask any of those who took part in the hunger strike, drinking only water.

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We lost our naitivite, the bright ideal of America we had lived with till that time. These things do happen, and they will happen, unless someone stands in the gap. And standing in the gap is more than saying it's bad, saying it shouldn't happen.
We gained an awful, terrible determination; her death was a wake up call; and cemented in us now is the pain of those days- when she waited, and no-one came.

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Posted by tim at March 22, 2006 2:49 PM


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I thought I might add a comment here because I have written a rather cheeky piece that brings you the thoughts of none other than the little tramp (oops, I meant Jodie Centonze the adulteress). You can view what I have written here:
http://sayingnotothecultureofdeath.blogspirit.com/trackback/652479

Posted by: Maggie4Life [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 23, 2006 4:58 AM

I was there (Pinellas Park) when the announcement came to all of the protesters that the Supreme Court would not hear the Schindler's case. This is when I had lost all faith in our judicial system. Starve a dog, you go to jail; starve a human, it's okay-b/c it was ordered by the court?? WHAT?? Even with the President, Congress and Our Beloved Holy Father Pope John Paul II backing Terri and the Schindler family, and one of the strongest, most compassionate law firms on your side; nothing was going to stop this pre-meditated death from happening. I pray that this does not happen to another family. The legacy of Terri will live on through the philanthropic work of her family through the organization.

Posted by: Theresa de Vera at March 23, 2006 10:33 AM

ITS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE THE BAD DEATH OF TERRI BUT SHES STILL IN MY HEART MY MIND AND MY LOVE GOES TO HER FAMILY I WANT TO TELL THEM HOW SORRY I AM ABOUT THIS WHEN I FRIST SAW IT ON THE NEWS I CRYED BUT EVERY TIME IT WAS ON TV I WATCHED I WISH I COULD HAVE NEW HER EVERY TIME I THANK ABOUT IT TO THIS DAY I CRY

YOUR FRIEND MARY

Posted by: MARY at March 24, 2006 4:51 AM