End of Life Issues — By Joe Carter on March 21, 2005 at 2:35 am
When Is Life Not Worth Living?
Over the past few weeks, the events related to Terri Schiavo have generated thousands of posts throughout the blogosphere. Unfortunately, many of the discussions — on both sides of the issue — reveal a complete ignorance about the actual facts in the case. As happens all too often in the blogosphere, people are ready to form an opinion without bothering to understand the essential elements in a story.
But while these ill-informed blogs provide little insight into this particular incident, they have performed the invaluable function of shedding light on the practical ethics of the average blogger. Many bloggers, for instance, appear to believe that human worth is based on functional criteria ‘