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with G-tubes inserted (Carpenter, 2000). Dr. Carpenter also reassures that it cannot be determined whether death due to deprivation of food and water is not painful, as it may be appropriate to administer morphine due to this pain (Carpenter, 2000). Terri passed away as a result of passive euthanasia, as the court ordered her feeding tube be removed as the nutrition was sustaining her life. The court was trying to protect her right to die, however; it was unable to be determined the quality of life that Terri held and the cognitive processes that were taking place in her head. A heartfelt photo was placed strategically on the 3
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TERRI SCHIAVO news: Terri lovingly gazing at her mother while smiling. This photo has caused a debate on Terri’s right to live, rather than the right to die. An assessment of other photos include the dramatic comparison of before and after photos of Terri before the accident, and after. It is clear there is a difference, Terri appears contracted, unable to control her body well. The question of human dignity and the right to live is aggressively considered. Terri showed obvious signs of life, saying words, showing emotion amongst her face. It is unethical to assume one would want to die, denying the right at life simply because it does not live up to made up standards (Andrusko, 2017). It is the job of the moral human to protect the weak and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves (Andrusko, 2017). Terri did not have advanced directives to allow direction in this case, as if there were there would have been no argument. The advanced directives would have laid out the amount of medical treatment Terri would have received (Fremgen, 2016). Morality is questioned in the right to die, as it is considered morally wrong. Philosophers argue that in some cases people have the right to be morally wrong to do something despite the moral wrongfulness of it (Varelius, 2013). This contraindicates itself as if one has the moral right
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  • Spring '16
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  • Persistent vegetative state, Terri Schiavo case, Terri

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