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(Mis)Framing Schiavo as Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities


Anita Silvers


San Francisco State University - Department of Philosophy

Leslie P. Francis


University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

2007

University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 3, p. 789, 2007

Abstract:     
Critics have framed the legal processes in the Terri Schiavo case as discrimination against people with disabilities. Certainly, Terri Schiavo was a person with a disability. But the arguments charging disability discrimination in the case rest on assumptions that are deeply problematic in regard to science, to guardianship and surrogate decision-making law, and to achieving the good for people with serious cognitive disabilities.

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Date posted: December 3, 2009  

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Silvers, Anita and Francis, Leslie P., (Mis)Framing Schiavo as Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (2007). University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 3, p. 789, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1517332

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Anita Silvers
San Francisco State University - Department of Philosophy ( email )
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
United States
Leslie P. Francis (Contact Author)
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )
332 S. 1400 East Front
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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