Letters: Apr. 25, 2005

Terri Schiavo's case drew mail both heartfelt and reasoned, as readers grappled with the question of what constitutes human life and weighed the roles of courts, Congress and the presidency. Most objected to politicians' involvement, and many decided to write living wills

I am a Republican and usually a staunch supporter of George W. Bush. But I was aghast at the flagrant political maneuvering over the fate of Terri Schiavo [April 4]. Shame on Bush, Representative Tom DeLay and all those others who wasted their time and our money on this right-to-life charade. Those same politicians are too cowardly to attack at the federal level the real right-to-life issues--abortion and the death penalty. I pray for Schiavo's parents and husband. We all have a right to a dignified death without government meddling.

BERNARD JOSEPH WILSON JR. Lincoln, Neb.

Schiavo, free of interference, has...

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