is how Nat Hentoff in “The Village Voice” describes the death by dehydration of Terri Schiavo. As the world watches, “a 41-year-old woman, who has committed no crime, will die of dehydration and starvation in the longest public execution in American history”.
“The courts . . . have [also] ordered that no attempts be made to provide her water or food by mouth. Terri swallows her own saliva. Spoon feeding is not medical treatment. This outrageous order proves that the courts are not merely permitting medical treatment to be withheld, they have ordered her to be made dead.” ~~from the Ralph Nader-Wesley Smith Report