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The pulling of the feeding tube of Terri Schiavo is a travesty and a case of the law’s addiction to process over humane justice. But this killing—if it is finished, remember she has twice been here before—is not being done behind closed doors. It is happening in the glare of the media in front of tens of millions of people who hopefully won’t forget this heartbreaking experience. And maybe, hopefully, they will begin to pay close attention to what is passing for wisdom in bioethics and biotechnology and begin to “push back” against a foreign utilitarian ideology that, in my view, is being imposed by the elites on the backs of regular folk. To be trite, I hope people are finally going to say, “I’m mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore.”

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