Do you remember the unfortunate story of Terri Schiavo? In February 1990, Terri Schiavo, a Florida resident, suffered a heart attack that deprived her brain of oxygen for several minutes and caused brain damage. Terri slipped into what doctors describe as a “persistent vegetative state,” which is an irreversible loss of consciousness. Terri could no longer communicate with others, her movement was limited to minor reflexive nerve and muscle activity, and she could only survive with the assistance of an artificial feeding tube. Terri was only 26 years old.
For several years, Terr ... read more →