>> Michael Shiavo was her husband and had every right to make the decisions for Terri.
Her husband was Michael Schiavo. It is best to know how to spell the protagonist's name when you discuss the case with more knowledgeable people.
You are mistaken about his rights in the matter, too. The guardian may not make medical decisions for his ward. Neither guardians nor judges are qualified or licensed to practice medicine. (There are certain exceptions if the guardian is a physician but they do not apply here.) Also note that a ward (Terri) is under state protection. The laws do not permit guardians to make decisions that would cause death or harm to the ward.
posted on 02/02/2007 5:27:25 AM PST
(In the absence of market prices, all factors of production, including people, go to waste.)
It is best to know how to spell the protagonist's name when you discuss the case with more knowledgeable people.
posted on 02/02/2007 5:39:58 AM PST
("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
To: All; expatguy
Thanks, expatguy for this commentary which is appropriate for today with its irony. Here is an excerpt from that link...
On 31 March 2005 at 9:05am Terri Schiavo died
. Terri Schiavo, unable to feed herself was denied any food or water for fourteen days until she finally died of starvation and neglect. To no avail, Terri's parents and family had begged for her life to be spared as a macabre drama was played out in the court with the sole intent of dehumanizing her to the point where her murder by the State could therefore be justified.
But it must be noted that murder and death by misfortune are not synonymous, for just three months earlier the resources of an entire world were called upon to in an urgent attempt to counter nature's Malthusian checks
in the form of the earthquakes, tsunamis and their after effects that had struck Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
The Crossing of the Rubicon... "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire." - Hebrew Proverb
posted on 02/02/2007 5:41:54 AM PST
(Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
The laws do not permit guardians to make decisions that would cause death or harm to the ward.
I guess the courts disagreed with you.
posted on 02/02/2007 6:17:16 AM PST
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