Thursday, March 26, 2009

Terri Schiavo documentary released as DVD

Beth Haller over at Media dis&dat reports that a documentary about Terri Schiavo has been released as a DVD. Entitled "The Terri Schiavo Story," its hosted by author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada and features interviews with participants on both sides of the story:
“The story remains relevant because there are countless people like Terri Schiavo whose lives are in grave danger because of unclear custody and guardianship laws,” Tada said. “Plus, more states (under futile care policy directives) are quietly removing the feeding tubes from brain-injured people when families abandon their responsibilities. Feeding tubes are providing basic care, not medical treatment.”

“I hope that people understand that Terri Schiavo’s story is really our story,” Tada said in the release. “We have a special obligation to protect the weak and vulnerable in our society. We have a responsibility to uphold their human dignity—because we are of equal dignity, we are not at each other’sdisposal. The weak and the vulnerable need their rights safeguarded and protected... we must not allow them to become eroded. For when we do, we are jeopardizing the rights of us all.”

Here is a link to the film site, which includes a video.