You totally misunderstand the Shiavo case, Quis. It isn’t about government money keeping someone alive. It’s about a judge forbidding someone trying to use natural means to keep her alive: feeding her naturally, giving her water naturally.
If they folks wanted to sit there with a spoon and a bottle, then they were actively (a probably futilely) giving of themselves to keep her living naturally.
The judge’s order forbade any effort on her behalf, and it was therefore an order decreeing the homicide of Terri Shiavo.
The same with any ill person. If they can be kept alive with natural methods, then it is necessary to continue those methods to honor life and to avoid homicide.
Call me nuts, but Shiavo’s homicide was the beginning of very bad times for America.
Things have really gone downhill since Terri’s death, although September 11, 2001 was pretty bad, too.