Diane E. Meier, MD, Director of the Center to Advance Pallative Care, told The New York Times in an Apr. 1, 2005 article, "Schiavo's Case May Reshape American Law":

“I am concerned about the erosion of a very hard-won multiple-decade process of agreeing that these [end-of-life] decisions belong inside families… I think that is at risk.”

Apr. 1, 2005