Is it Because Terri's a Girl

Alas, a Blog* has an interesting conversation going on about Terri Schiavo:

Is It Because Terri's a Girl?
Interesting point from The St. Petersburg Times:

Three right-to-die cases have stirred the most controversy over the last 30 years: Karen Ann Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan and Terri Schiavo.

Is it a coincidence that all three are women who were under the age of 30 when they slipped into vegetative states?

One bioethicist doesn't think it is.

Though the families of many vegetative patients - male and female - have faced life-or-death decisions over the years, the plights of injured young women are more likely to engage the public and attract right-to-life advocates, says Steven Miles, a professor for the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota.

**The subject matter is appropriate for this blog. **

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