Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Paul Cella on Terri Shiavo

Paul Cella at cella's Review has a thoughtful (as usual) post on matters at issue with Terri Schiavo.
Why are so many so exercised about the Terri Schiavo case? I think I can nail down with some precision at least a partial answer. We are exercised for this reason: the Terri case demonstrates beyond all doubt that the range of human beings protected by law in this country has narrowed once again; and what is to stop it from narrowing still further? My friend Bill Luse puts the matter very simply and elegantly: "A permanent vegetative state is not a terminal disease. It does not threaten one with death. It is simply a condition of her life, the life she happens to be living, and which some think she should not."
Go read the rest. The comments (54 and counting) are well worth perusal as well.


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