Saturday, March 19, 2005

Opting To Starve

If Terry Schiavo opted to starve because of anorexia, she'd be institutionalized and fed intravenously until she abandoned that desire. The desire to wreck herself by starvation would be recognized as insane per se and she would be denied the liberty to enact that desire until she could be cured of it.

I can only explain the fact that the Florida courts uphold what they insist is a deliberate choice by Schiavo to starve to death, and deny it to thousands of young anorexic women, by presuming the judges feel the mentally incapable are better off dead, and are glad to "help" her.

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