This article by Thomas Fleming was mentioned in a discussion group I follow. It's pretty powerful and one of the best on the topic I've read yet:
Hard cases make bad law. They also cause people to lose their moral bearings and their political principles. The case of Theresa Schiavo is no exception. Like many controversial issues, the Schiavo case pits states’-rights/limited-government Republicans against big-government Democrats who want to take power away from families and give it to federal judges. In this case, however, it is Barney Frank who is arguing for states’ rights and the entire Republican congressional caucus that is empowering judges. To take the irony one step further, President Bush—who, as President, has done next to nothing to protect innocent life—is now emerging as the spokesman for a “culture of life.”... To come to a proper understanding of this issue, we have to distinguish between what we know and what we do not know.Read the rest. Then try to decide what's right and wrong.