Thompson's Daughter's Death Informs Right-to-Die Stance

In a moving, pointed and rare response to a question about the Terri Schiavo controversy, former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee Monday afternoon described details of the death of his own daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Thompson Panici, and said that neither federal nor local governments should play any role in making a family's end-of-life decisions. "I had to make those decisions with the rest of my family," Thompson said. "And I will assure you one thing: No matter which decision you make, you...Full Story
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