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Feeding tube

How would you feel?Dear Editor,I have listened to the blubbering and witnessed the crocodile tears shed by well-known ministers and politicians over the cruelty of removing the feeding tube from brain-damaged Terri Schiavo and I have this to say: Hogwash! Those self-styled representatives of God conveniently forget the wishes of the person they purport to mourn. Now we don’t know for sure what those wishes were, but put yourself in Terri’s place. Would you want to be force-fed for 15 or perhaps even another 30 years with your emaciated face plastered all over television for the world to see? To put it another way, doesn’t a human being have the right to reject having an unwanted tube forcefully placed into his or her body?Richard F. ProudParachute

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