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Apr 6 2005
editorial on Schiavo and the Pope

It seems to me that the death of the pope, something that could certainly have been delayed through medical interventions that someone decided not to proceed with, was well suited for comparison to the death of Terri Schiavo. However, this was the only editorial I saw follow through on it:

Apr 6 2005

I have heard other people mention what Tom Lyons wrote so eloquently about, but no one else has fleshed out the thought as thoroghly. I believe there is an element of ageism in the Terri Schiavo case that is not present when you think of the Pope. He lived a very long and full life and his death fit in with the natural order of life. Terri was cut down in the prime of life by her own hand in a unnatural way.

I don't think people would have gotten as worked up over her case had she been older when the brain damage occured.

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