Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (5):323-325 (2009)

Don A. Merrell
Northwest Arkansas Community College
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.
Keywords Schiavo, Terri  Persistent Vegetative State  Euthanasia
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DOI 10.1136/jme.2007.023002
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