Friday, October 21, 2005

An Insulting Gravestone From a Loving Husband?

These words are engraved on Terri Shiavo's Gravestone:

born Dec 3, 1963
departed this earth Feb 5, 1990
at peace March 31, 2005

So compassionate was Michael Schiavo, that Terri's family did not know where she was buried. They discovered her burial plot by reading the newspaper.

Fr. Frank Pavone, of Priests for Life comments on the above gravestone with this:

"that is an insult to every disabled person, telling them they are not on this earth. It's an attitude rooted in the heresy of dualism, that we are really a spirit, while our bodies are only a shell. But we believe that the human person is an integrated unity." source

This story continues to allow me to love Terri more and more, and wonder how a judge could have ever sided with her "husband" as her voice in this world.



Christina Martin said...

It kind of reminds me of abortion laws... where a person is only a living person, legally, if her mother wants her to be.

Suzanne said...

I am convincedt that this man would do absolutely anything to try and make it look like he was some kind of wonderful hero to Terri and that her entire family were the worst and most punishing people in her life. Such a pitiful disgrace he made of everything!