I’m going to take a contrary view on the Schiavo case. I actually agree with the callous sentiments of the RudePundit: she’s gone. There is no person there. Her cortex is a film of goo. It’s a sad story, but everyone has to face the fact that she’s never going to recover and what’s there right now is nothing but twitching meat.
well, i agree. there is alive, and then there is being a responsible ‘person’/part of society and that is an important distinction.
and well, i also agree with pharyngula in that if the mommy and poppy want to spend their personal wealth, and no one else will pay to sustain the life, then yes, that should be their choice, but the state and estate rides with the executor.