Terri Schiavo/Related Articles
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Terri Schiavo: (1963–2005) Pennsylvania woman who, following entry into a persistent vegetative state in a hospital in Florida became the centre of a seven-year legal and political battle to determine whether or not the feeding tube should be removed. At the height of the controversy, President George W. Bush signed emergency legislation to keep Schiavo alive.
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- Medical ethics : The study of moral values as they apply to medicine.
- Persistent vegetative state : Vegetative state refers to the neurocognitive status of individuals with severe brain damage, in whom physiologic functions (sleep-wake cycles, autonomic control, and breathing) persist, but awareness (including all cognitive function and emotion) is abolished.
- Social conservatism : A political ideology that holds to a belief in following cultural tradition and traditional, often religious morality.
- George W. Bush : (1946–) 43rd U.S. President (Republican), elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004.
- American Values : A conservative interest group founded by Gary Bauer
- Family Research Council : A lobbying spinoff of Focus on the Family; Affiliate, Alliance Defense Fund
- Tony Perkins : President, Family Research Council; ally of Michele Bachmann; Former Louisiana state legislator who stepped down in accordance with a self-imposed term limit, authored nation's first Covenant Marriage law;Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 2002; former police officer and television news reporter
- David Frum : An American conservative author and commentator, who advocates renewal of the conservative movement and U.S. Republican Party, and has written in favor of an aggressive policy against terror, including preventive war; fired in March 2010 as Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
- Bill Frist : Add brief definition or description
- Jill Stanek : Registered Nurse and anti-abortion activist; blogger; columnist, WorldNetDaily; one of the 30 most prominent pro-life leaders of the past 30 years by World Magazine (2003)