Terri’s guardian asking the wrong questions

Terri’s guardian asking the wrong questions

The legal guardian appointed for Terri Schiavo says there is no hope for recovery. What he actually said is that there is “no reasonable medical hope” that Terri’s condition will improve. That’s a debatable point, but it’s also beside the point. The question is whether the fact that she won’t improve is grounds to kill her. That is what the whole issue has revolved around.

No one has proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Terri either expressed a reasoned opinion that she would like to be allowed to die. And neither can they show that Terri will die if deprived of extraordinary measures. Food and water are not extraordinary measures.

I hope Gov. Bush stands strong.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli