A few days ago I reported the story of a woman who said, "I have a sister who was in the same situation as Terri Schivo."
Thanks to Tim at ProLifeBlogs, I tracked this woman down today. I talked with her parents. They are just an hour away from where I live, as it turns out. They want to tell their story. They have told it once to a local news team from a tv station near their home. I've arranged for them to tell it again through a local news team from a tv station in New Castle, Delaware.
You who follow this case know that this story is not unique. But the mainstream news media are not getting stories like this out. Whether because they don't want to, don't believe it, or don't care enough to track people down, they are not doing their job. Folks who hate Bush, folks who think Terri's case is just about politics, folks who are rabidly against anything that Republicans favor, folks (let's face it) who have been seduced by the dark side (ie. the culture of death), these folks are being sold a pack of lies about PVS and about this case. Some are culpable, but some are just ignorant.
We need access to a national news source or a fair documentarian who can, in the next 48 hours, get these people in front of a camera with a solid human interest story that will touch hearts.
The parents are eager. The girl is eager. They have videotapes from
right after the accident, videotapes from during the long recuperation. They
have the living girl now. Her speech is not normal but her brain is. Those
who have eyes to see and ears to hear, ought to be exposed to the truth.
Can you help?
Access to media is access to hearts and minds. Who can help? Email me. firstname.lastname@example.org