Saturday, April 02, 2005

Terri's supporters to work for others

Well, no doubt God works in mysterious ways. Though He stayed his hand and didn't save Terri from a horrible death at the hands of her estranged husband and euthanasia activists, He did build a powerful coalition for others who, like Terri, live entirely at the mercy of other, stronger people.

Terri Schiavo Battle Prompts Call to Protect Disabled Patients

When I was active in care for the disabled, I was in contact with disability-rights activists who had to arrange 24-hour bedside vigils to prevent severely disabled people from being euthanized by hospital staff. Now, God willing, the legislature and public education may be moving toward providing protection for these vulnerable folks.

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