Remembering Terri Schiavo

Terri Schiavo with her mother Mary Schindler in 2001. (Handout via Reuters)
Nearly 15 years later, the debate about ending patients’ lives still rages.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he pro-life movement opposes state-sanctioned interventions that permit the killing of innocent human beings precisely because they permit the killing of innocent human beings. The slippery-slope argument — the opposition to state overreach generally — is a secondary point.

I was reminded of this by the passing of the anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo.

In 1990, at the age of 26, Theresa Marie (a.k.a. Terri) Schiavo suffered a cardiac arrest at home, during which her brain was starved of oxygen and endured permanent damage. Though her family wanted to care for her, her husband, Michael, wanted her to die. What

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