Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Terri Schiavo - the courts got it right

And so the Schiavo autopsy results are in. She DID have massive brain damage and she COULD NOT swallow to feed and hydrate herself. There is no reasonable evidence that she was ever abused or traumatized by her husband (or anyone else). Performing an MRI scan on her, which many people were demanding, would have resulted in even more severe injury to her brain. And it was additionally determined that she was BLIND. Just another stake in the arguments of those who claimed that Terri was “consciously following the movements of objects held in front of her”.

It’s enormously ironic. The only known therapy which MIGHT help people in Terri’s condition in the future would be with the use of Stem Cells. And the same religious fundamentalists who were so determined to keep Terri alive at all costs are largely opposed to this type of medical research.

The autopsy results are clear and unambiguous for anyone who actually takes the time to read them. But then again so was the GAL report prepared as part of the court proceedings and that didn’t stop the lies and misinformation from being spread.

I wonder how long it will be before those who opposed letting Terri die begin attacking those who performed the autopsy. If you can’t attack the message, then attack the messenger. I predict that will happen shortly.

It would be refreshing to see the Hannitys, the Frists, the Malkins, the Bush brothers, religious fundamentalists, etc. acknowledge the errors in their arguments and actions and apologize to Judge Greer for the absolutely disgusting comments they made about him. But I’m sure they’ll be snowboarding in Hell before that ever happens.

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