Originally Posted by streetcar
It was a mercy killing.
If I'm ever a vegetable like her, I expect people to do the same to me. Except I'd ask them to get it over quicker - just lodge a bullet in my skull and get it over with.
Put yourself in her situation and try living like that for a few years. I can't imagine that at all. Assuming a thing like sanity exists during this state, I'd lose my mind in a matter of days. I'd be praying for my death.
Consider this: other people define vegetable differently than you do.
Consider this: other people may define vegetable so as to include you in that category.
Again, like all the others who have argued for Terri's death, you have projected your own needs onto Terri. You are not Terri.
This is a boundary issue and it is an issue of people arriving very late in the game expecting to 'discuss' (read 'lecture) things which they haven't bothered to research. There are hundreds of threads in the Terri archive. Read 'em.