Terri Schiavo …. Forever Rest in Peace, Terri Schiavo Passes Away March 31, 2005


Today is the anniversary of the death of Theresa Marie Schiavo. Terri Schiavo masses away on March 31, 2005 in a Florida hospice after her 14 day battle against starvation and dehydration after being taken off her feeding tube. God continue to rest her soul and have mercy on all of us.

For those who were not with Scared Monkeys from the outset, the Terri Schiavo life and death tug-o-war was the story that put Scared Monkeys on the blogging map. I know many think it was the disappearance of Natalee Holloway; however, that was not the case. Before Scared Monkeys wanted “Justice for Natalee”, we fought to help keep Terri alive and covered the events that sadly eventually led to Terri Schiavo’s passing. We believed as did President George W. Bush commented in his statement that, “where there are serious questions and substantial doubts, our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life”.

The case of Terri Schiavo raises complex issues. Yet in instances like this one, where there are serious questions and substantial doubts, our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life. Those who live at the mercy of others deserve our special care and concern. It should be our goal as a nation to build a culture of life, where all Americans are valued, welcomed, and protected – and that culture of life must extend to individuals with disabilities.

Sadly we posted, ‘STRIKE 3, 11th Circuit Court Rejects Schiavo Appeal’  … “It looks like the last flicker of a hope has gone” that was picked up by CNN and broadcast on the TV program, Inside the Blogs. As stated at Blogs for Terri on the 6 year anniversary of Terri’s passing … despite the intervention from Florida Legislature, Gov. Jeb Bush, Congress and President George W. Bush, the courts picked death over life.

Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge George Greer’s latest death order concluded an 11-year tug of war over Schiavo’s life waged by divided family members, and came despite the unprecedented intervention of first the Florida Legislature and Gov. Jeb Bush, and then Congress and President George W. Bush.

Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network.

Hardly a day goes by that I do not think about a US Court decision that chose the death of a US citizen over life. It is a haunting and uneasy feeling that such a decision was made without any consent or feedback from the victim of the decision. Long before there was Obamacare, there was this precursor of making decisions on death. All I can say is  Terri, God Bless your soul!!! Rest in Eternal Peace.

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Terri Schiavo …. Forever Rest in Peace, Terri Schiavo Passes Away March 31, 2005”

    1. Zachriel on April 1st, 2012 9:45 am

      The woman died in 1990. Her corpse was kept animated for years—against her wishes.
      SM: Against her wishes? Do you have a copy of her living Will? Didn’t think so.

    2. Tamikosmom on April 1st, 2012 10:44 am

      Thank you Red.

    3. Miklo on April 1st, 2012 2:04 pm

      This case was among the most tragic in US legal history.

      May Terri rest in peace.

    4. Zachriel on April 1st, 2012 3:45 pm

      SM: Against her wishes? Do you have a copy of her living Will? Didn’t think so.

      He testified that she had said she did not want to be kept alive in such a state—as with many people—, as her spouse, it was his decision to make. Read her tombstone.

      SM: Your original argument was “against her wishes”.

      That is correct that was his right to do so as the spouse … does not mean that was her wish. Without a living Will, there was no proof that is what she ever said. That is what you said. So a spouse has never lied? Really? I guess you have never had a conversation with Drew Peterson.

      Please, her spouse just wanted to move on his life and his live in girl friend. Oh, since you are saying they were married, would that be adultery on his part? I have no issue with him wanting to move on, he could have easily handed over guardianship to the parents.

    5. Carpe on April 2nd, 2012 4:20 am

      It takes a lot to make me cry… but this one did.
      I spent a whole day on my couch watching with a pit in my stomach. I saw others praying on the news.
      Afterwards, I started feeling better when I realized all the compassionate beings still praying for her — would never cease. I’m happy that these people are still amongst us & many of them swing by this blog when they can. May we all be blessed to never run out of hope and compassion for others.
      THROUGH YOUR TRAVELS IN LIFE! It needs to live on long after we’re all in the archived file bin.

    6. Zachriel on April 2nd, 2012 6:24 am

      SM: Your original argument was “against her wishes”.

      Yes, she had expressed her wishes to her husband, the person who would be responsible in such a situation. It’s a common enough wish.

      SM: So a spouse has never lied?

      You can make up any story you want. The husband spent years on various treatments and watching over her care. Virtually all medical experts saw her condition as hopeless, and the autopsy confirmed that conclusion. The courts repeatedly reviewed the situation and found your position without merit. You are defending a corpse.
      SM: Stop your crassness. If you cannot respect both sides, you might need some help. Sorry if you see so little in preserving life. Especially from the side of a parent. God help you that this ever affect you personally.

    7. Zachriel on April 2nd, 2012 5:28 pm

      SM: God help you that this ever affect you personally.

      End of life decisions are very common occurrences. Families often struggle with the decision, especially when there is no written instructions. And it can lead to animosity with the family. Nevertheless, the closest kin, in this case, the spouse, are in the best position to decide.

    8. Carpe on April 3rd, 2012 7:21 am

      P.S. I prayed for that piece of crap husband of hers, too. Let me know if it worked Dilbert, if you’re reading.

    9. Dolf on April 3rd, 2012 7:31 am

      and would God wish not be to let the person die and have them on life support?

    10. A Texas Grandfather on November 5th, 2012 6:18 pm

      We have a major problem in deciding when a person is dead. Is it when the brain ceases to function in a volitional manner and the lower brain is functional to operate the body. Or, do we wait until there are no life signs?

      Unless you have personally experienced a loved one going through this, it is hard to decide.

      In the mean time, families spend large sums of money trying to give the person a way to recover.
      Most of the time there is no recovery.

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