Schiavo Lives On


I have learned over the years that the prospects of emerging unscathed at the dinner table following a pro-life v. pro-choice debate are slim. So when the subject comes up, I have a rule in my home: talk about something else!

I read however with some interest the story today of Terri Schiavo’s parents visiting with the Pope to personally deliver a photo of Terri in exchange for the Vatican’s support of their daughter during the recent media maelstrom. (I hope it wasn’t the same one used by her parents to portray Ms. Schiavo as if she was conversing with her Mom.)

I wonder how the idea for this very effective photo op emerged. So much for 15 minutes of fame. With a determined PR advisor, the media spotlight shines on.