A Woman's Life


As Nat Hentoff notes, while the defenders of Terry Schiavo are frequently treated as though they're indistinguishable from the anti-abortion crowd, some of the most cogent attacks on the efforts to kill her have come from the disabled community. Twenty-one such organizations released a joint statement last week, and while I have a few minor quibbles with it, you should read it if you've ever found yourself arguing that the issue at stake is whether Schiavo's life is "worth living."