Friday night topic: Terri Schiavo's case

— 5:55 PM on October 24, 2003

She's suffered permanent brain damage. Her husband wants her feeding tube removed. Her parents want her to live. And now all three branches of Florida government have become involved in her case. Six days after her nutrition and hyrdation were removed, they've been restored. Was that the right thing to do? What can the case of Terri Schiavo show us about how we should think about rights and responsibilities, particularly the right to live and the would-be right to die? Is the move to restore her food and water a legal oddity or an heroic struggle? What kind of precedents would you like to see on the books if you were in a situation similar to hers?


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