From the July/August, 2005 issue of Touchstone

Legal Evils by Donald T. Williams

Legal Evils

Donald T. Williams on What Thomas More Might Have Said About Schiavo’s Judges

In a situation like Terri Schiavo’s, the moral thing to do is to err on the side of life, but the response of many in the pro-life movement to the judges who kept ruling against the Schindlers in their attempts to have Terri’s feeding tube reconnected too often lacked a certain nuance.

Were all of these judges in court after appellate court really pro-death? Many probably were. But they all had a responsibility to rule according to the law. The law of the state of Florida gives the decision on treatment in a case where there is no clear written directive to the spouse.

Therefore, a sufficient explanation for the astounding unanimity . . .


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