Terry Schiavo's Brain...
The autopsy shows that, not only was Terry Schiavo in a persistent vegetative state, but that her brain had shrunk to 50% of normal size, skewering once and for all the notion that recovery was possible.
But the really interesting thing is that casts Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist in an entirely new light. Either he's a valueless politico willing to use his training as an M.D. for purely political ends. Or, he's unethical, having posed as a neurologist on the Senate floor. (Bill Frist is, in fact, a surgeon.) Remember, it was Frist who said that he was speaking, "...more as a doctor than a senator," when he pronounced that there was insufficient information upon which to conclude that Schiavo would never recover.
But either way, Bill Frist is a pig and should have his medical license lifted.
Before you, your parents, your children or friends get much older, find out what is going on in this country.
You've got to be kidding me... First, this post is really about how an activist, **CONSERVATIVE** government--you do see the irony here, don't you?--interfered in an intensly personal, family decision. Second, if you're going to veer way off topic onto the whole euthenasia issue, at least pick a better standard bearer.
A dozen legal opinions; dozens of medical examinations; over a dozen years had all come to the same conclusion: That Terry Schiavo wasn't coming back and that the decision resided with Michael Schiavo, period, end-of-story! Now, if we had been talking about a dispute only a couple of months old, then maybe...maybe...you'd have a leg to stand on, but we're *NOT*!
Unfortunately, now the situation is even worse, because even if I have expressed to my wife my desire not to live by extraordinary means: The best I can hope for is that the bastards in congress and Bush Co. won't intefere with my wife's right to do what is best for me.