The terri schiavo story we will not forget anoxic ischemic encephalopathy

The terri schiavo story: we will not forget

NRL news

Page 4

April 2009

Volume 36

Issue 4

The terri

Schiavo story :

We will not forget

BY dave

Andrusko

As we

Watched the terri schiavo story, NRLC state organization and

Development director jacki ragan remarked solemnly, “this story is

One that pro-lifers ought to review once a year.” the story is, of

Course, that of terri schindler schiavo, whose brave parents and

Courageous siblings fought with uncommon valor and incredible

Determination to save terri from a grotesque death by starvation and

Dehydration.

Made

Available by franklin springs family media ( www.Franklinsprings.Com/films/schiavo),


The hour-long presentation is a special two-part episode of the joni

And friends television show.Anoxic ischemic encephalopathy joni and friends is hosted by renowned

Author and speaker joni eareckson tada, who has spoken several times

At NRLC’s national convention.

A diving

Accident in 1967 left joni a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. In the

Years since she has created a worldwide ministry. Not surprisingly,

Joni took a keen, personal interest in terri’s dilemma.

In 1990,

At the age of 26, terri suffered a mysterious cardio-respiratory

Arrest. As the official web site of the terri schindler schiavo

Foundation explains, terri was diagnosed with “hypoxic

Encephalopathy—brain injury caused by oxygenation starvation to the

Brain” ( www.Terrisfight.Org).

She was

Profoundly brain-injured but not “brain dead.” nor was terri,

According to her family and any number of medical experts, in a

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“persistent vegetative state.”

As joni

Explains in the DVD, terri was a disabled person, like tens of

Millions of other americans. That terri’s injuries were more massive

Than most did not make her any less a human being.

The DVD

Does an excellent job summarizing terri’s life and the titanic legal

Struggle that eventually broke out between the schindlers and

Terri’s husband. The husband’s attorney is given a chance to outline

The reasons, from their perspective, why terri’s feeding tube—and

Only source of nutrition—ought to have been removed.

But the

Viewer will also be reminded of a couple of facts. The assertion

That a death by dehydration and starvation is “easy” even “pleasant”

Is as absurd as it is cruel.Anoxic ischemic encephalopathy and even for the viewer who only

Casually watches the terri schiavo story, it is clear just how

Unjust was the death sentence meted out to terri.

That

Death sentence is summarized on the foundation’s web site: “on

February 25, 2005, judge george W. Greer sets feeding tube removal

Date for march 18, 2005. He further orders that terri may not

Receive hydration or nutrition by mouth. … On march 31, at

Approximately 9:05 am, after almost 14 days without nutrition or

Hydration, terri schindler schiavo dies from severe dehydration.”

Take a

Moment to go to

Www.Franklinsprings.Com/films/schiavo. You can view trailers

From the video, which was the jubilee award winner, best

Documentary, at the 2009 san antonio independent christian film

anoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Festival.

You will

Likely want to buy your own copy and purchase one for your chapter

As well.