"We Love Our Tubes! Disability activists are returning to Pinellas Park FL to tell the simple truths about tubes: feeding tubes, breathing tubes, peeing tubes and other tubes we need and love, to express our ridicule for the pathetic response of the nondisabled majority to these simple pieces of latex rubber. Terri Schiavo's feeding tube is the reason she is being killed." http://www.notdeadyet.org/
"...the life-and-death issues surrounding Terri Schindler-Schiavo are first and foremost disability rights issues -- issues which affect tens of thousands of people with disabilities who, like Ms. Schindler-Schiavo, cannot currently articulate their views and so must rely on others as substitute decision-makers. That’s why 26 national disability rights organizations have adopted a position in support of Terri Schiavo’s right to continue to receive food and water. The evidence that Ms. Schiavo would refuse tube feeding is so unclear and conflicted that it does not satisfy legal standards. The lower court in Florida can pretend otherwise, and the Florida appellate courts can refuse to question the lower court judge, but it serves society poorly to give guardians such an unfettered right to kill."