Message 2 Apr 1, 2006

Hope vs. Despair

Remembering Terri Schiavo
By Father Robert J. Johansen

"It is clear now that the battle to protect the lives of people like Terri is best won at the very outset — by amassing the best scientific and medical evidence to support the position that even lives that seem profoundly limited are nonetheless worthwhile and human. Ultimately, this is a battle for people's hearts and minds: Once people understand that there is hope in life, even when that life is limited or entails suffering, they will be unwilling to embrace death as a solution to problems. In the end, the struggle to protect the lives of people like Terri Schiavo is a battle of hope against despair."

Father Robert J. Johansen

Hope vs. Despair

(Also posted in "Thoughts" section)