The Schiavo case
from CBC.ca archives | Mon, 28 Mar 2005
From a column by Tom Velk
The Terri Schiavo case is a legal train wreck that took her life, destroyed her family and left a permanent mark on the continent's conscience.
"Thou shalt not kill," one of the commandments that American courts have decreed should not be displayed on public property, was far enough from the process to allow Terri's estranged husband, Michael Schiavo, to order her killed by starvation....
Terri was not in a coma; she would have lived on for some time if she weren't starved to death. She was not brain-dead, her brain was not scanned recently, there is no evidence aside from statements by Michael that Terri wanted to die, and no one knows if starvation causes her to suffer or not.