Thursday, June 16, 2005

Schiavo findings don't justify 'cruel death'

"The autopsy report concluding Terri Schiavo suffered no trauma prior to her collapse under disputed circumstances in 1990 has no bearing on the moral evaluation of the high-profile "right-to-die" case, stated clerics and leaders of faith-based groups responding to the findings.
The Pinellas-Pasco medical examiner in Florida yesterday concluded Schiavo's brain was about half of its expected size.
"This damage was irreversible, and no amount of therapy or treatment would have regenerated the massive loss of neurons," said Jon Thogmartin at a news conference.
But Fr. Frank Pavone, a Catholic priest who was with Terri Schiavo in the final moments of her life and has called her death a murder, said her "physical injuries and disabilities never made her less of a person."

This whole case has made me sick.... Last time I checked it was wrong to kill somebody, yet Terri Shiavo's husband got away with it!


  • Ridiculous, absolutely wrong...I smell coverup...Gotta be that when the Allegheny County Coroner (Cyril Wecht) agrees with it (yeah, and I actually have to LIVE in his county).

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 7:18 PM  

  • The good news is that Mark Furhman wrote a book about this whole case and it's due out in two weeks. He, of course, cracked the Martha Moxley case ( Murder in Greenwich).It will be interesting to see what he comes up with.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 7:54 PM  

  • I think that whoever Michael hired was paid off to coverup for who knows what. This whole case has made me so upset!

    By Anonymous Sara Haught, at 9:48 PM  

  • Me too!!!! I have great hope for this new book though... Furhman is an excellent detective.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 10:11 PM  

  • You notice that Michael only allowed doctors that HE had hired? And everyone of them agreed with euthanasia. Sickening...

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 12:29 PM  

  • Shocker!!!!! According to the doctor performing the autopsy, Terri could have lived at least 10 more years.

    See here:

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 2:41 PM  

  • You know, it's kind of contradictory how they say that Terri wouldn't have good quality of life if she lived and then they say that she was in a state of euphoria while she starved to death. If she was conscious enough to have bad quality of life, why wouldn't she be conscious enough to feel pain? Just crazy.

    By Blogger Ertuon, at 5:24 PM  

  • True, Gabe (wow! we agree on something!)

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 8:40 PM  

  • Hey Gabriel!!! Good point!:)

    By Blogger Ashley, at 10:00 AM  

  • I like that quote...hmmm...I might just use it sometime in an article!

    By Blogger Agent Tim, at 7:54 AM  

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