I have not actually read this book. There is no way that I could read this without becoming extremely angry. A friend read it and gave me the details.
Here is a baisic list of it’s positives and negatives. Fuhrman discusses the legal and ethical issues surrounding Terri Schiavo’s death. While claiming that he is “not a religious man,” Fuhrman raises some pertinent questions about the ethics of the “right to die” issue. He makes use of medical records, depositions, police records, and interviews with those associated with Mrs. Schiavo (family, friends, and care givers) to present a compelling case. While answering many questions surrounding the life and death of Terri Schiavo, he also raises questions that bear answering about this case. The only problematic part of the book is that he uses four swear words.
Now, I have read a bit about this case and here are some observations. First, this issue is tied inseparably with abortion. The same philosophy that approves abortion logically allows for the murder of the infirm (physically or mentally ill). What difference is there in killing a silent baby or a silent woman?
Secondly, we have reached a crisis in our country. Our judges act as if they have all-power. This has come to a head in the Schiavo murder. Twice over the course of her illness, care-givers signed affidavits insisting that Mrs. Schiavo could swallow. They repeatedly told the judge that she did not need a feeding tube. Why did the judge ignore those affidavits and why did he deny her parents the opportunity to have a swallow test administered? If his reason for allowing her to die was that she was unable to live without a feeding tube, why not have a medical doctor test her ability to swallow? What right did the judge have to sentence an American citizen to a cruel and painful death through dehydration and starvation? Even convicted serial killers get a painless injection. Who is he to deny an uncovicted women to death?
These two reasons make the Supreme Court nominees desperately important. John Roberts must help resist this slide. We must stop this dastardly trend before we lose everything of value. We must make a change before it is to late for our nation. I do not want to live in a country that encourages and/or mandates the murder of the young, old and infirm. What are you doing about it?
This book will give you vital information about this particular case and assist you in understanding the “right to die” issue.