I don't have a any idea when or how my life will end. Because someone is brain damaged it doesn't mean they are dying. I have a problem with intentionally withholding food and water to a person who is not in pain and not dying.<quoted text>
"I just never though someone else should decide that for her."
That is why we give someone we trust the authority to make our wishes known when we can't speak for ourselves.
Imagine yourself in the exact same situation as Teri Shiavo...how long would you want to be kept in a PVS? Months? Years? Decades?
Let me ask you do you think a person like Teri, if she is an organ donor should have her organs removed before she is starved and dehydrated?