The Orange Country Register wrote in its Apr. 1, 2005 article "Legacy For Life and Death Schiavo Case Likely to Affect End-of-Life Discussions - At Home, in Church and in Government":

“The Schiavo case has underscored the nation’s deep distaste for what many regard as overbearing government intrusion, various polls show.

Eighty-two percent of respondents to a CBS News poll last week said Congress and the president should stay out of such matters.

In a poll on the Schiavo question conducted by Fox News last year, just 1 in 50 said the decision to keep a patient alive should be made by the government.

While lawmakers say this case was an exception, they disagree on government’s role.”

Apr. 1, 2005