Dr. Karen Lebacqz

The Ends of Life: Notes from a Narrow Ridge

The death of Terri Schiavo in 2005 brought to an end a prolonged, contentious legal battle in the United States, but it did not bring to an end the many questions that her life and death posed.

Dr. Karen Lebacqz attempts to sort out some of the long-term implications of this volatile case. In particular, she addresses the implications of Terri's life and death for understanding the nexus between religion and social policy in the arena of bioethics.