Memorial for Terri Schiavo
Share your thoughts and prayers for Terri Schiavo and her family on this memorial page.
The Controversy: End Suffering or Sustain Life?
A Muslim physician says that at times, there is nothing more we can do. By Hesham Hassaballa
When in doubt, the law should be based on "a presumption for life." By Darrell Bock
Can't a man remain devoted to his wife if she loses her mental faculties? By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
When a human being says she does not want to live if all soul-functions are lost, devotion dictates that her choice be honored. By Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Many people believe that Terri Schiavo has had the best of care, but her care--and her "vegetative" diagnosis--raise a host of questions. By Fr. Robert Johansen
Her name is 'written in the book of life,' so why idolize an utterly reduced life? By Martin E. Marty
Most women's groups aren't about speaking up for defenseless women. By Kathryn Jean Lopez
Schiavo's starvation is a moral outrage. Ongoing commentary by Beliefnet blogger Charlotte Hays
I'm grateful that a handful of judges remember what the Schiavo case is about: a personal family tragedy involving a single individual. Ongoing commentary by Beliefnet blogger Jesse Kornbluth
A webring of blogs calling for continued feeding
Beliefnet members discuss the decisions they've made.
Religious and spiritual thinkers on the soul and its fate at the end of life
Lisa Schamess, who lost her husband to cancer, examines the moral complexities of the Terri Schiavo case.
We all are looking through a glass, darkly, as we anxiously try to make sense out of Terri Schiavo's final struggle. By Thomas Lynch
Why Terri Schiavo's story grips us on a deeply human level. By Alice Chasan
Schiavo's tragic story teaches us to have a necessary conversation with family about end-of-life wishes. By Laurie Zoloth
A woman recalls the heart-wrenching decision to remove her mother's feeding tube.
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