Wednesday, March 30, 2005

"It's one thing to have consent [to end medical treatment] when the patient is overwhelmed with ventilators, and dialysis, and heart pumps, but it's quite another when there are non-heroic ministrations—in this case simply a feeding and water tube—and not having explicit consent or even credible consent--in ending her life."

Ralph Nader, in Deroy Murdock's excellent National Review Online column today on the strong reasons that nonreligious people have for supporting the efforts to Terri live.