The Cruelty of Terri Schiavo’s Death

By Wesley J. Smith During the Terri Schiavo debacle, I would often debate bioethicists and others who claimed that Terri’s death would be gentle. These advocates either intentionally or ignorantly conflated two different circumstances. 1. The first, taking food and water from someone whose body readily assimilated sustenance. That is an agonizing death. 2. The …

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Nine Years ago today Terri Schiavo died after 13 days without food and water

  By Dave Andrusko Today is the ninth anniversary of the grotesque death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo. The foundation established by her family, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, is holding a Mass for her today at the Chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Philadelphia. …

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Pro-Life Perspective: Nat Hentoff’s Reflections on Terri Schiavo, part 3

Editor’s note. Pro-Life Perspective can also be heard at www.prolifeperspective.com The 2005 court-ordered starvation and dehydration death of Terri Schindler Schiavo marked a watershed moment in our nation.  Millions of people both here and around the world became suddenly faced the reality that our society is not only willing, but seemingly eager, to treat those …

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What’s Airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Withholding Food and Fluids,” Part One.

By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha It is both no consolation and also scary that pro-lifers were warning as far back as the 1980s that we were moving in the direction of legally sanctioning death by starvation and dehydration, the very fate that Terri Schiavo suffered in 2005. National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host …

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What’s Airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Nat Hentoff’s Reflections on Terri Schiavo, part 3”

By Dave Andrusko National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias continues her series on Nat Hentoff’s remarkable Human Life Review article investigating the tragic death of Terri Schiavo on Thursday’s edition of PLP. Nat’s article, as befits a careful writer who researches diligently, addressed a bevy of issues leading up to …

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UK judge Refuses Family’s Request to dehydrate woman to death

By Dave Andrusko I have just begun reading Justice Baker’s 75-page decision which, thankfully, came to the correct conclusion. A 51-year-old woman identified only as “M” will not be starved and dehydrated to death. I will analyze the decision in more detail tomorrow. The key issue is whether the Court (in this instance known as …

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“The Old Lady Who Wouldn’t Die”: This Week on Pro-Life Perspective

By Dave Andrusko The first two days’ installments of Pro-Life Perspective for this week are the kinds of deeply personal stories that remind us how many pro-lifers don’t just  talk their pro-life principles, they live them. Today National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias discusses a case that is as far …

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