Michael Schiavo is speaking during an April ethics symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. Almost one year ago, Schiavo won a 12-year legal battle and ended his wife's life by withholding nutrition and hydration.
The meeting, titled “The Legacy of the Terri Schiavo Case: Why is it so hard to die in America?” also features Dr. Ron Cranford and Circuit Judge George W. Greer.
Cranford is a well-known euthanasia advocate who drew national attention in the Terri Schiavo case by testifying that she was in a persistent vegetative state. Reportedly, he has been on the board of the Euthanasia Society of America, has ties to the Hemlock Society and testified similarly in other cases.
Greer is the judge who ordered the suspension or nutrition and water to Terri Schiavo.
North Country Gazette has published an editorial by Pamela Hennessy:
In a word: this round up of goodfellas is ghastly and worthy of scrutiny.
Say what you want about your own desires and wishes, would you want this to be the crew making decisions for you?
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