From the March, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Let Live or Make Die? by William Luse

Let Live or Make Die?

Terri Schiavo, Christopher Reeve & the Right Not to Be Killed

by William Luse

Not long after a Florida judge granted Michael Schiavo permission to have the feeding tube sustaining his wife, Terri, removed, I went round the room of a night class that I teach trying to find out who among the students had found a topic for their research paper. One young lady had chosen euthanasia. Was she for it or against it? Against it. The passive form, the active, or both? Umm, she hadn’t read about that yet.

It’s remarkable how little they know about subjects on which their opinions are vehement. I gave her a couple of examples to illustrate the difference between active and . . .


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