Your Living Will
Unlike most bloggers and Congress, LAist doesn't have much of an opinion on the Terry Schiavo case. She's all the way over there in Florida, has been in this vegetative state for 15 years, and it just seems like an issue best left to her family, the courts, and her doctors.
It does highlight something important, though: we all should be sure to make our interests about our life and well-being known to others. You need a living will so that nobody else's morals, ethics, god, faith, or religion is making choices for you. Here are the facts about living wills. Here's the California specific law. Here are the California Living Will forms and here's a place to register them so that there's never a question.
One place that they are likely to be talking about the Terry Schiavo case this weekend is at the Athiest Alliance Convention in LA. And, of course, Get Your War On is never shy about satirizing the political issues of the day.