Wouldn't it be good, or at least fair, to read in our local papers the true story of Terri and Michael Schiavo? While he's deprived Terri of medical care and the chance to recover through therapy for the past ten years, he insists that she would not want to be kept alive by means of a feeding tube. A "motion [was] filed by the Schindlers arguing that ending Terri's life would violate her Catholic religious beliefs.
"Citing recent statements by Pope John Paul II that disabled patients like Terri Schiavo should not be deprived of food and water and painfully starved to death, the Schindlers say, "Terri would not have made the decision to withdraw life-prolonging procedures."
"The Pope recently stated that the administration of food and water, even if by artificial means, can never be considered "a medical act." Rather, it always represents a natural means of preserving life, and is morally obligatory."