The previous edition has been locked, and the topic comes up into relevancy once again with the current Schiavo situation. I am sympathetic to this woman's situation along with the suffering of her family. However, I find it inhumane that she's been allowed to live like this for so long, especially if it was not her wish to do so. Removing the tube isn't active killing, it's the passive allowing of Terri to die by removing life support. It could be considered 'passive euthanasia'. Unfortunately, Terri didn't forsee this happening and didn't get a living will. But, she told her husband she didn't want to live like that, and the husband is carrying out his wife's wishes. I understand the emotions of the family, but they seem simply to be unable to let go of Terri or let go of the hope that she'll get better (which she will not). There is a huge difference between a cognitively aware quadriplegic and a congitively brain dead individual in a perpetual and irreversible vegetative state. I am not a proponent of euthanasia, but I am also not a proponent of prolonging patients suffering when it is against their wishes. If I were the husband, I would be at her side and take care of her for as long as she lives. However, I can't judge the man for wanting to carry out his wife's wishes. Discuss.