Tuesday, March 29, 2005

"This [New York Times] expert’s argument is that, since she is in a persistent vegetative state, she has 'no knowledge of food.' By this logic it would be morally acceptable to suffocate her with a pillow since she has 'no knowledge of air.' She could be dropped out of a 15-story window because she has 'no knowledge of gravity.' She could be shot because she has 'no knowledge of ballistics.'"

— National Review Online's Rich Lowry in "George Orwell and Terri Schiavo," on the "head-spinning evasions" of those making excuses for why they believe Terri Schiavo should be killed.