Terri Schiavo dies
: She has died. I’ll be doing the MSNBC blog roundup at noon. I’m seeing many prayers but also much anger.
: MSNBC just reported that Bush will make a live statement about Schiavo at the start of a statement about WMD. He doesn’t make live statements about the soldiers who die in Iraq but he makes a statement about this.
Her death is political to the end.
: A few of the links I’m finding:
GlennBeck.com goes all black: R.I.P. Terri.
This site has a photo, graphic tribute
Blogotional.com prints the lyrics from the hymn What Wondrous Love is This.
RobBushway.com says: “Our society has shown its true colors for allowing this to happen and the true after effects of 25 years of Roe v Wade.”
EternalPerspectives.com says: “Truly, the death of Terri Schiavo diminishes us all.”
Mobyrebuttal.blogspot.com says that Terri’s will prevailed. ‘I believe that you prevailed. I will not say rest in peace, you have rested in peace far too long, bound to this earth in a broken mind and body. But now you are free to soar, to walk again and talk with your maker.”
Keepstumblin says: “I suspect she will posthumously become the poster child for the cause, her husband will continue to be demonized by these people, and her parents will be portrayed as long suffering (which they are, but not for the reasons they should be) and saintly. It’s my hope that everyone involved in this unfortunate situation will come to terms with both Terri’s death and the actions of those on both sides of the debate. It would be too bad if this entire saga only resulted in more misunderstanding, mistrust, and anger.”
On media coverage:
A comment at Catch.com: “And perhaps some mention is warranted that regardless of what her wishes may have ultimately been — I strongly suspect that to spend her dying days at the centre of a media circus was not among them.”
Tributaries says: “May she rest in peace. GOd knows the living shan’t from now on.”
A lonely impulse of delight at getifa.com:
“Iíd like to go a day without seeing a woman who has been brain-dead for 15 years on the front page of the newspaper and the MSN home page on my computer.”
The Bull Speaks says:
“Perhaps now Terriís parents can let her go and perhaps the Nation can begin to heal from this media-driven horror story.”
: LATER: Intolerant Elle quotes Bush on the death of Terri Schaivo: “The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak.”
A good reason to support universal health insurance.