I have not previously weighed in on the Terri Schiavo fiasco. Not that I don’t care, but I just could not get a handle on what it was that made me so conflicted on this. I would personally not want my life artificially extended (yikes, I guess I just put that in writing, didn’t I? Carol, just be VERY SURE before you pull the plug, ok?). But something else bugged me about this case. A nagging doubt. And Ms. Andrea Harris captured that perfectly in this post. And as she says it is so obvious even a child would know why it is wrong. Death by starvation is inhumane. It really is that simple.
So Carol, morphine or a pillow if you must. Don’t make me starve. It would take quite awhile in my case.