[Marxism] Re: My two cents on the Schiavo case
l.willms at jpberlin.de
Sun Mar 27 00:20:00 MST 2005
. On 26.03.05
wrote jbustelo at bellsouth.net (Joaquín Bustelo)
in 20050327044530.JJFD2032.imf24aec.mail.bellsouth.net at athlon
about RE: [Marxism] My two cents on the Schiavo case
JnB> In terms of the law, it is an entirely simple, straightforward,
JnB> and settled question: who decides what _medical treatment_ is in
JnB> the best interests of a patient? The patient does, and, in the
JnB> case of a married person, where no instructions are available
JnB> from the patient, the spouse.
This may be so in terms of the law of the Florida state of the
United States of A, but the disputed case is not one of medical
As far as I know, Terri Schiavo does not suffer from a terminal
illness which would cause her more or less immediate death when
artificial life support is being removed. She is now being denied
nourishment, and she will die of dehydration, before she would die
It is not nice dieing [dying? sorry for my bad english] that way. If
I were in such a situation, I would prefer to get an injection of
lethal poison to kill me quick instead of the drawn out process of
starving to death.
Lüko Willms http://www.mlwerke.de
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