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March 24, 2005
The whole Terri Schiavo story
A reader's email brought this very well done summary of the Terri Schiavo story:
Major media organizations paint the pitched battle over the life of Terri Schiavo as a clear- cut debate between pro-life and right-to-die advocates, bankrolled by big money activist organizations on both sides. But the case of the 41-year-old brain-injured Florida woman is anything but clear cut.
The little-publicized nuances of her 15-year saga often get lost amid the smoldering, post-election political warfare reignited by the intervention of Congress on behalf of Terri. But as President Bush pointed out in a statement on Terri Schiavo, "there are serious questions and substantial doubts" in her case.
Chief among these doubts is whether the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube last Friday, which amounts to slow death by dehydration and starvation, reflects her wishes. There is no written directive from Terri Schiavo on the matter.
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Posted by richard at March 24, 2005 10:10 AM
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