I have been hearing bits and pieces about this woman who has apparently(?) been in a lengthy coma, Terri Schiavo. Her parents want her to keep getting tube feedings while her husband wants her to be allowed to die.
Story on cnn about it:
The parents have a webpage at http://www.terrisfight.org where they insist that she is responsive and that she just needs better rehab care to improve.
What would you say is the justification for not letting the family try to rehab her before they remove her feeding tube? If she was given therapy, either she would get better or she wouldn’t, and it seems to me then the controversy would be settled. If Terri is in a coma it seems unlikely that she is aware enough to be suffering from staying alive so why not let them try to get her to eat on her own?
I’m curious to see what others think of this case.