Terry Schiavo case

Discussion of Terry Schiavo





Terry Schiavo case

According to Grattan (2008), there is perhaps a narrow line what is right and what is wrong, the acceptable and unacceptable, what is legal or what is not legal, and the bad and good.  Many people in the society do find themselves in situations or rather problems which they are unable to solve, therefore a need for the authority of the governments to come in to decide on the morality and the legality of the situation. The best example is perhaps the case of Terry Schiavo which went up to the media and other social media. The issue went on and reached the higher authorities like the government to decide on the legality of the situation and to make sure that each of the victims gets the best treatment according to the law.

However, the question that I want to ask is it right or rather legal to ends someone’s life when he or she has the desire to go on? Perhaps, the answer is No, when morality is applied. Terry Schiavo wanted to move with life, and that is why she filed the case and made the media know about the situation she was going through (Jocelyn, 2009). She was still able but helpless to be subjected to the killings by her husband and yet she was not ready for the termination. Finally, I want to say that it was very wrong for Terry’s husband to force her to the early termination of her life without her consent. And the government had all the possible legal rights to take control of the case and gets to the root of the situation since it is the duty of the government to assist in such circumstances.


Grattan, K. (2008). The dispute over the fate of Terri Schiavo: A study of positions and social episodes in the formation of identity. In Global conflict resolution through standing analysis (pp. 133-145). Springer New York.

Joycelyn, P. (2009). Ethical dilemmas and decisions in criminal justice. New York: Simon & Schuster Inc.

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