33 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2009
Date Written: 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.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1517332