I will make a final attempt to clarify. I point out that the Pope refused treatment by not going to the hospital. People refuse treatment every day. In this case, the tube was removed because it was thought that this would have been Terri's wish. In other words, had she been able, Terri would have refused this treatment just as the Pope refused treatment by not going to the hospital. As for the rest of your post I have already given my viewpoints in previous posts of my own.