Dying with Dignity
Terri Schiavo’s case is a perfect example of why everyone of legal age should have a living will. Personally, I want to live until I’m at least 95 years old. But if something awful should happen (I’m praying that it doesn’t) and I end up in a vegetative state, I just want to let nature take its course. I know my family and friends will miss me (and I then), but I want to die with dignity and for me, that’s not going to happen if I’ve hooked up to machines trying to keep me alive. Particularly if after a certain period of time (say a year), multiple doctors agree that my chances of recovery are slim to none.