Erring on the side of life: the case of Terri Schiavo

Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (5):323-325 (2009)
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In debates over life and death it is often said that one should err on the side of caution—that is, on the side of life. In light of the recent case of Terri Schiavo, it is explained how the “err-on-the-side-of-life” argument proceeds, and an objection to it is offered.
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