Friday, June 17, 2005

Damage Control In The Terri Schiavo Case

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Ok, so the autopsy of Terri Schiavo has revealed that she was indeed in an irreversible vegetative state. She was blind, her brain had shrunk to half the size of what it should have been, and there was no going back for her. Any trace of Terri Schiavo the person was gone, even though her body was still here.

When I heard this I figured that the whole thing would be over. That her parents would come out and say 'Sorry we put everyone through this. We did it with the best of intentions because we loved her, but we were wrong. Sorry.' Terri Schiavo would finally have the peace that her very public death had denied her.

But there was no apology. Nothing even close to acknowledging how wrong they were. Instead, her parents and those who've used Terri Schiavo's misfortune as a political tool are trying to divert attention from their own mistake to Michael Schiavo.

Don't talk about the autopsy that shows Michael Schiavo was right all along...HE KILLED HER! HE CAUSED HER BRAIN DAMAGE! IT'S HIS FAULT, NOT OURS! THE EVIDENCE IS WRONG, WE ARE STILL RIGHT.

Give me a break. If he did harm to her, then I hope he pays. But this whole thing sounds more like damage control to me. Good God just let the woman rest in peace after all these years.

Here's a quote from an article titled 'Schiavo autopsy backs vegetative state claim' (Oxford Press).

Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Dr. Jon Thogmartin said he and his medical team had concluded that nothing was done to physically harm Schiavo, but he regretted they had not been able to determine what caused her to collapse in the first place.

..."This damage was irreversible, and no amount of therapy or treatment would have regenerated the massive loss of neurons," said Thogmartin.

Schiavo's brain weighed 615 grams - less than 1.5 pounds. The normal woman's brain weighs just under 1,300 grams or about 3 pounds, said Dr. Stephen Nelson, a neuropathologist and medical examiner for Polk County who examined Schiavo's brain and spinal cord.

Before her death, the Schindler family and their supporters had pointed to a video showing Schiavo appearing to be following the movement of a balloon and voices in her room as evidence . Medical examiners say none of that was possible because the part of the brain that allows vision was destroyed.

"For years we have been saying she was in a persistent vegetative state," said Felos. "We have been saying for years and years that the eye movements were reflexive actions."


More:

*Updated*

'Autopsy Finds Schiavo's Brain Had Withered'

'Terri Schiavo: Muddying The Water'

'Frist Defends Remarks On Schiavo Case'

'Autopsy: Schiavo Damage Massive'

'Autopsy: No Hope For Schiavo'

'Schiavo's parent's not swayed by autopsy that shows irreversible brain damage.'

'Gov Bush Calls For Schiavo Probe'

'Schiavo And Congress'

'Schiavo Autopsy Puts Republicans On Defensive'

Florida Voters Disagree 2 - 1 With Gov. Bush On Schiavo, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Most Say Politics, Not Conviction, Drives Governor

2 Comments:

Blogger pc93 said...

Wake up and do some research. This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2005/06/terri_schiavo_c.html

7:12 AM  
Blogger whosthere said...

Hi Pc93,

Oh please what is this, the backup plan? So Michael Schiavo was vindicated by the autopsy and the 'losers' just try to change the subject instead of doing the right thing and admitting they were wrong.

And here's some research for ya: READ THE NEWS. The authorities can't find any reason to go after Michael Schiavo, despite repeated and intense pressure from Jeb Bush to do so.

Remember all those terrible allegations the Schindlers and others made against Michael Schiavo...that he beat her, broke her bones, tried to murder her with insulin, etc. etc.? They were proven WRONG ON ALL COUNTS by the Florida DCF!

In fact 'The DCF said its investigation found Michael Schiavo to be a loving spouse who cared deeply about his wife.' (Source: CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/04/15/schiavo.report/ 'Florida Agency Rejected Schiavo Abuse Claims')

But of course, despite their long history of filing false claims agains Michael Schiavo, the Schindlers and the political opportunists are sure to be right this time LoL. Give me a break.

Enough is enough. The time for this crap is over. Let the poor lady rest in peace for God's sake.



Washington Post: 'Reports Cite No Abuse Of Schiavo' http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59521-2005Apr16.html

4:13 PM  

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