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Nine-year-old Adam Brevik and his mother Christine stand outside the hospice where Terri Schiavo is being starved to death. From Port Ritchey, Fla., Adam is in a persistent vegetative state as the result of a brain injury he sustained when he was 16 months old. He is nourished through a feeding tube three times a day. Photo by Joni B. Hannigan/Florida Baptist Witness
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (BP)--As the afternoon waned and the sun sank in the sky and the air turned chilly, supporters turned somber, sometimes kneeling in prayer, and at other times, singing hymns including, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Victory in Jesus.”
Police cars and motorcycle cops continually rode up and down the narrow street between the hospice and the facility across the street.
One leader asked supporters to be vigilant throughout the weekend. “Terri is dying in there,” he said, urging some to bring sleeping bags and camp out to show their support.
On the side of the street opposite of the hospice, a handful of counter-demonstrators held signs offering support for Michael Schiavo. One sign held high above a woman’s head read: “Let Terri R.I.P.”
Donna Kuntz, holding a sign, “Give Terri back to her family,” said the woman is by all medical accounts, a child, and as such, should be given back into the care of her family. Read More