(Mis)Framing Schiavo as Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities
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.
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