It pains me to see this amount of media coverage on what really should be a private affair. This is a far more complex issue for anyone to comment on from any perspective outside the one that the immediate family of Terry Schiavo herself. However, I'll make a couple of points that have come to me over the last few weeks:
- There's an obscene irony in that what caused her condition was a complication from an eating disorder.
- I can't understand the logic behind keeping someone alive in that fashion for 15 years or more when the condition is clearly incurable.
- If the family wishes to keep her alive, and had the resources to pay for the treatment and facility, they should have that right.
- Terry Schiavo's husband is clearly a deeply disturbed man and should seek professional help. I say that not as a criticism but as an observation and sincere opinion.
- I hope that if Terry Schiavo has any sense of awareness it is focused only on how much her parents love her.
- As I type these thoughts I find myself saddened at this whole situation, trying to find some sense of understanding that I know does not exist.
- My thoughts and prayers are with Terry Schiavo and her family.
- I suspect there are lessons that we all can learn from this case. If there must be so much suffering and pain covered by the media, I hope that we all can learn something from it.