Terri Still Starving to Death

ProtestTerri Schiavo is still starving to death as her parents appeal the ruling of a federal judge who denied their petition to reinsert the feeding tube. Is Terri brain-dead and in a vegetative state? Listen to an interaction between her and her dad and decide. It seems to me like she is extremely mentally incapacitated, but not a "vegetable" by any means. I wonder if the problem is not her mental state, but that in an unencumbered and pragmatic society, she is an "inconvenience." Perhaps this is cynicism on my part, but disabled-rights activists have been protesting the removal of Terri’s feeding tube as well.

The Vatican has responded as well, comparing Schiavo’s case to Capital Punishment, which the Catholic Church also generally opposes.