A case of half-life or a dignified death

"Distressing." That is the word used over and over again, by family members, legal experts and media alike, to describe the Terri Schiavo case.

26th March, 2005

"Distressing." That is the word used over and over again, by family members, legal experts and media alike, to describe the Terri Schiavo case. It is used with good cause.

Schiavo is the 41-year-old Floridawoman whose story has sparked fierce debate in the United States and beyond. In 1990, her heart stopped briefly. She suffered severe brain damage as a result. The overwhelming medical consensus is that she is in what doctors call a persistent...

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