Ahem, Ahem. Looks like my point has been made even clearer. In my feature in issue 7 of AO I made the point that even Terri didn't really have the right to starve herself to death:

Or maybe it's just the hotly debated belief that she didn't want to live this way. Does that even really matter? If a person is rushed to the hospital because of dehydration and lack of nourishment it doesn't really matter whether they want to live or not, the hospital will care for them.

Here's what else is happening with feeding tubes in Judicial State of Florida:

A judge has cleared the way for federal officials to have a feeding tube inserted in a Cuban exile on a hunger strike. The judge, Paul Huck of Federal District Court, agreed Thursday with another judge's order to "involuntarily administer nutrients" to the prisoner, Juan Emilio Aboy, who is accused of spying. He has been held for three years without criminal charges but faces immigration charges. Mr. Aboy, 44, who denies being a spy, has had only water since March 13.
(from the New York Times)

Tim Lytle [04/16/05 12:38:13] | 0 Comments | Stream