Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Bill Colby on The Right To Die

This afternoon on my KMOX show, I talked with Bill Colby, who was the attorney for Nancy Cruzan's family in the first right-to-die case heard at the Supreme Court. He fought the state of Missouri so Nancy's parents could remove her feeding tube when she was in a persistent vegetative state. Bill's new book, "Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right To Die In America," discusses that case, the Terri Schiavo debacle last year, and related cases (e.g. Christine Busalacchi).

Listen to the conversation here.

Bill also is a Senior Fellow with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, whose website offers information on all sorts of end-of-life matters.