Terri Schiavo’s family expresses sadness over death of Eluana Englaro

.- Upon hearing of the death of Eluana Englaro, the family of Terri Schiavo released a statement expressing “their grief for Eluana, her family, and all of Italy on this very sad day.”

The message recalled the words of the late Pope John Paul II who cautioned, “we must save ourselves from sinking into a 'culture of death."

“Sadly,” Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler remarked, “Eluana's death again reminds us of the pope's words. Withholding her food and water - her most basic care - so that she would die, is really about us and how we are going to care for those who need our love and compassion to live.”

Englaro, a 38 year-old Italian woman in a vegetative state, died on Monday, four days after her food and water were withdrawn.

Ending their statement, the Schindlers urged everyone to keep Eluana's family in their prayers in the wake of this tragedy.

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