terri.jpgToday marks the 3rd anniversary of the killing by dehydration and starvation of Terri Schindler Schiavo, and Terri’s Foundation along with Priests for Life have established an annual Terri’s Day observance.
Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler has an op ed at Townhall.com today. In it he takes all 3 presidential candidates to task for opposing governmental attempts to intervene to stop Terri from being so cruelly killed…

One of these candidates will be our next President, and the fact that they can make such statements with little to no fanfare from our secular media, or any noticeable outrage from the general public, is a chilling reminder of how far we have drifted as a nation….

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I often wonder if our presidential candidates would make such insensitive and callous comments if this were their child or if they had ever known someone like Terri.
Perhaps they could take time to visit my parents and see the agony and torment that remains with them every single day as a result of having to needlessly watch their disabled child slowly killed by dehydration and starvation.
Maybe as president they could explain why my parents were told by the armed police guarding Terri that if either of them tried to give her ice for her bleeding lips they would be arrested immediately.
Maybe my parents could remind all three candidates, who are parents themselves, that a mother and father value nothing in life more than their children and want only to love them unconditionally and protect them in every way possible–a right you can no longer take for granted.
March 31st will mark the third anniversary of my sister’s brutal death. Sadly, it is a day that reminds me of what our nation has become, bringing back horrible images of a hideously inhumane death and how the judge who sentenced Terri to die also, in essence, sentenced my parents to death with her.

As a mother and grandmother, I literally do not think I could handle my child being slowly killed in front of me. I cannot imagine the Schindlers’ grief. I’m very sorry.