Should Terri Schiavo Live or Die?
This is an excellent article, written by Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, physician and Jewish medical ethicist, who explains that it is a denial of the Jewish ideal of the fundamental value of life that drives the forces that wish to remove Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube.
While Judaism does recognize quality of life in certain circumstances, (click here for details) the Torah does not sanction euthanasia in any situation. To remove the feeding tube from a patient whose only impairment is cognitive is simply murder.
Visit Dr. Eisenberg at www.daneisenberg.com.