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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

What We Have Here

... is a failure to communicate.


Out of curiosity, I ran a Google News search.

Results 1 - 10 of about 1,960 for Terri Schiavo right-to-die.

Results 1 - 10 of about 357 for Terri Schiavo right-to-life

The latter look to be mostly op-eds, or include references to "right-to-life" groups or lawyers. The hard news stories are nearly uniform in the "right to die".

Posted by Kate McMillan on February 23, 2005 in Media | Permalink


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We all must know this is wrong in our hearts. Otherwise we would shoot them or put them to sleep and not starve them to death.

Posted by: Robbie | 2005-02-23 11:40:48 PM

Sounds more like a right to kill (torture to death really).

Posted by: Matt | 2005-02-24 5:37:09 AM

Actually, the terms "right-to-life", along with "pro-life", are frequently used in the USA as synomyms for "anti-abortion". They are the political antitheses of "right-to-chose", or "pro-choice", or "pro-abortion".

All this predates Terri Schiavo, hence the predominance of the term "right-to-die" for her situation.

Posted by: x.y | 2005-02-24 7:28:46 PM

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