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I have been watching the TV interview programs on Schiavo and note that there is a conflict among the medical experts as to whether Terri can be improved with therapy. Some say yes. Others say no. But this doesn’t have to be a case of doctor said/doctor said. There is a simple way to find out for sure: Allow Terri to have one year worth of intensive rehabilitation by a team of the parents’ choice. After the year, we can see where she is. That would settle that issue.

Still, even if she can’t be improved, there is no reason to force her to die by dehydration. She is a fully human and equal person. We shouldn’t treat people that way when we can’t be sure that she would want to die by dehydration.

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