Terri Schiavo

Her death is upsetting for the following reasons:
1. It remains unclear to all but one what her wish was regarding the feeding tube.
2. That those who loved her most were in discord in the times leading to her death.
3. The sensationalism by the media.

The government's intervention bothers me less and less as this was a passive action, allowing a second examination of the case. The government is responsible to mediate dispute between and among its citizens afterall.

Finally, this statement:
The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak. In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in the favor of life.

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