The Schiavo dilemma
In this morning's Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer has written an excellent column that clearly illustrates the conflict that Terri Schiavo's case presents for the many of us who care deeply about both life and federalism. Unfortunately, it appears as though the rule of law may force a most undesireable outcome that results in a helpless woman being starved to death.
In our civilized society, it is abhorrent for such a brutal death to be forced on any innocent human being, particularly when their will in the matter is subject to such uncertainty. Yet, the overreaching hand of Congress in this matter has even more frightening precedential effects. Should Schiavo die, at the very least we can hope that State legislatures will respond accordingly to prevent her fate from befalling any other Americans.