Terry Schiavo has died. According to reports, Terri's loving and faithful husband, Michael, banned her father, mother, brother and sister from Terri's room at midnight last night. They were denied access by the threat of three court-ordered police officers to be at their daughter's and sister's deathbed. Michael, generous fellow that he is, allowed them in to see her only after she had died.
If Michael Schiavo believed that Terri had died 15 years ago, why was it so important for him to be there when she truly died. Wasn't it more appropriate, sensitive, and dignified to allow the family members who believed Terri was very much alive to be there instead? The reason Mr. Schiavo needed to be there for his book deal. He has to be able to write about how it felt for him to see death release Terri from the prison of her body and flying to heaven on an Angel's back.
"This death was merciless, not merciful." - Rev. Jesse Jackson
Mr. Steyn's words of wisdom.