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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 02:34 PM
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12. Agreed
The question ultimately becomes, what is the quality of life? What is the dignity of that life? Life sustained by a tube is not life as I think any Creator intended it to be. Even if she were somewhat functioning with the tube removed, and if she would survive, would Schiavo have a good and dignified existence with severe, irreversible brain damage? I think we have to defer to the many experts who have studied this case and conclude that she would not.

For me, it comes down again to quality and dignity.

My only concern here, in this particular case, is what will happen when the tube is removed. How long will it take before she dies? Will she be more or less put in a drug-induced coma so that she will not suffer markedly long from starvation? These are tough questions as well. But what I see right now is not "life" as most of us would define it -- more like bare existence.
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