One year ago today, Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was removed and she began an almost two week journey toward death brought on by dehydration. A year later, we remember her by remembering the issues that her life and death brought to the public light. What follows are links to the conversation in the blogosphere about those issues.
Parts 2 and 3 of the Anniversary Edition of Bloggers' Best for Terri Schiavo will be posted on Friday, March 24th and Friday, March 31st. For information on controbuting a post, follow this link.
Fredi D'Alessio Home Page ~ Thoughts and Faith to Share sends us his memories of standing in Pinellas Park with Terri's supporters in Calvary in Pinellas Park.
Tim from Blogs4Terri sends an interview with Terri Schiavo's brother, Bobby Schindler: Bobby Schindler - Part I - Terri Schiavo's Life and Death. An emotional Bobby Schindler speaks frankly about his sister's life and death and addresses many of the myths concerning Terri Schiavo's case. Although still hurting from his loss, Bobby looks forward with hope, committing to fight the culture of death movement that took the life of his sister.
Shock & Blog links to last year's posts for Terri in "Humane" starvation of Terri began a year ago today.
Christianity and Middle-Earth shares Fall into Darkness. Aragorn chose well. Please God that we too will turn and do the same.
Patricia Ann's Pollywog Creek Porch contributes Trying to explain! Over lunch with a friend that I know to be a conservative, pro-life, Christian, I discovered that she still does not understand the issues surrounding Terri Schiavo's death, leaving me acutely aware of the fact that there is much work left to be done to educate, not only the general public, but Christians, as well.
From blogicus we have Terri Schiavo and the Value of Life. The rejection of God and the value He places upon men and woman has led to a culture of death that accepts and promotes the killing of certain kinds of individuals while claiming to be merciful and good. Over time, this society will become more consistent in its belief system and aggressive in its oppression of the weak and helpless. The answer to the lesson learned from Terri Schiavo’s life and death is not found in political progress but in the good news of Jesus Christ, who supremely valued people by shedding His precious blood on their behalf.
Leslie Carbone sends Blogging for Terri. It notes that today is the anniversary of the removal of her feeding tube and links to Leslie's Breakpoint article from the day she died, which argues that the courts ordering her death were enforcing the same might-makes-right ethic that would prevail under anarchy; it also informs the reader of BlogsforTerri's request for people to blog in her memory and of my intention to do so.
Brutally Honest shares Terri Schiavo - Final Thoughts. "For me, the division that stands between those who wanted Terri dead and those who did not was most clearly marked by an act that summarized the divide."
From Wittenberg Gate we have On Dying with Dignity and in Peace, a re-post, in which Dory wonders just what is meant by those who say Terri should die with dignity and in peace and wonders why Terri could not have done that while living out her days.
From My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy we have Bigotry and the Murder of Terri Schiavo, which discusses how we look at the disabled, and those who think "better off dead" or "I'd rather be dead." Beth says, "The hardest post to write that I've ever done, and tough to revisit it. (Maybe not the best, but the hardest.)"
Notes in the Key of Life sends us an interview with a Schindler family attorney. David Gibbs III of the Christian Law Association has represented the family of Terri Schindler Schiavo since 2003. Cindy Swanson was able to interview David for her radio show, "Weekend Rockford." This post is a transcript of their interview.
Michelle Malkin writes In Memory of Terri Schiavo.
Agent Tim has a round-up of teen blogger posts.
More posts listed here at BlogsforTerri.
Information on the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation can be found here.
A good central location for information on this case and related issues, visit BlogsforTerri.com. Be sure to read the many poignant testimonials of those who have survived situations for which there was said to be "no hope."
Join a discussion of end of life issues at Evangelical Diablog.