No matter what your political leanings may be, this horribly protracted fight over whether to keep Terri Schiavo on life support or to remove her feeding tube can't help but make you think that you need to clearly state what you want to happen with your body if you're, say, brain-damaged - and make sure it's witnessed by others and notarized. The NY Times has an interesting and heartbreaking feature about how other Americans are facing death, with a focus on those who are fighting terminal diseases. But Gothamist can't help but feel frustrated with Congress after their late night session to have yet another judge intervene in the case. This seems like a case for the families involved (who have already had many court battles which mostly sided with Michael Schiavo and his desire to have his wife's feeding tube removed), not for Congress who seems to be using this for even more political grandstanding.

The bill passed by Congress for Terri Schiavo. And two sites from the AP on the matter: One is Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization and the other is Terri's Fight.