Sir George at "The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler" has a cogent observation on Terri Schiavo. His conclusion is especially apt:
"If our facts are in error our heart is not, and it is the heart of a man that is judged, not his depth of accumulation of trivia and legalisms. Terri may live but will certainly die, now or later as will we all, but when we follow her we would like to say to St. Peter, "I was a friend of Terri Shiavo's, and I am standing to face G-d's judgment. We may have delayed her arrival, but with you as my witness I confess that we would not act to hasten it."
Read the whole thing. It's more than just words.