The Legacy of the Schiavo Case: From June 6, 2005

In the February 18 issue of America Thomas A. Shannon examines the recent document from the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith on the morality of removing feeding tubes from patients in a permanent vegetative state. In the wake of the Terri Schiavo controversy in 2005, Prof. Shannon considered the ramifications of that case for Catholic teaching on end of life care. Read "The Legacy of the Schiavo Case".
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