(Mis)Framing Schiavo as Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities
San Francisco State University - Department of Philosophy
Leslie P. Francis
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 3, p. 789, 2007
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