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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Put This Controversy To Rest

A news article today says that the autopsy on Terry Schiavo, the 41 year old woman who became the focus of yet another stupid news circus when the Bush administration got involved in trying to prolong her life against the wishes of her husband, proves that her husband acted in her best interests all along.

Actually, that's not exactly how the autopsy read. But it did agree with everything that her husband and doctors said about her, and contradicted everything that Bush, Schiavo's parents, and the rabid right-wing media had to say about the case.

• There was no bodily harm to her.
• She had not been poisoned.
• Most importantly, her brain was 50% the size of a normal human brain and she would never, NEVER have recovered. In other words, she was in a "persistent vegetative state" just like her doctors said.
"Her brain was profoundly atrophied," [the medical examiner] said. "This damage was irreversible."
Sometimes, we're not complete morons who need to be led around by our religious leaders who know so much better. Sometimes, a husband does know his wife's health and desires.