Between the time that Terri Schiavo's husband received court approval to discontinue her life support systems and her ultimate demise more than five years later, contentious legal battles were waged and specific state and federal laws were enacted to prolong Terri's life. The author postulates and explains why both laws were unconstitutional, and decries the legislative interference in patient autonomy.
"The Schiavo Odyssey: A Tale of Two Legislative Reprieves ,"
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