Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed - By Michael M. Bates
- By Michael M. Bates
Terri Schiavo's situation has people lined up in opposing factions. They're separated by contradictory medical opinions, disputed facts, divergent opinions on what constitutes death with dignity and a range of views on the legitimacy of government's interest in her continued existence.
Perhaps the only point of agreement is that Terri's plight is especially heartrending.
Terri's husband, who remains her legal guardian, claims that removing her feeding tube will be a painless and probably most natural way to die. But who knows that with certainty?
Ten years ago, a woman was paralyzed by a stroke and unable to communicate. She found herself being starved for eight days. The entire time she was fully aware of exactly what was happening to her...............
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