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September 14, 2006

Why is Terri Schiavo always the exception?

Topics: The Truth About PVS

The recent case of a woman, diagnosed as being in a "vegetative state", and yet conscious and able to "play tennis in her head", reveals that experts can be wrong and that there is a lot that that even the best doctors can not tell about what is going on in another person's mind.

Carrie K. Hutchens comments on the ridiculous contradictions (we noted here) in a recent Dakota Voice commentary:

Of course, everyone seems quick to bring up Terri Schiavo and appear to insist -- no matter how stated -- that unlike her (and people such as she)..., as though she was hopeless and this new technique would have had no benefit in her case. And they would know this because why?

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Terri Schiavo, the first person openly sentenced to death in the USA for being a victim and damaged goods. The one that was "assumed" to be less than acceptable without any of the proofs that would be required had she been a convicted serial killer. The latter being given mercy and never allowed to die by a lethal injection that might hurt for a "few minutes", compared to Terri Schiavo's DAYS that were drawn out and merciless.

Terri forever the exception? So might the young woman of the research project have been, had they not picked her. Turns out she was aware. Can anyone prove that Terri wasn't?

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Posted by tim at September 14, 2006 5:15 PM


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Terri will always be an exemption. But the question now is , Who else is next? Who is the next terri? Convicted and sentenced because of fall accusations?

Posted by: pam35 at September 14, 2006 11:39 PM

The folks in Texas continue to struggle against futile care laws that enable doctors to stop treating patients they decie are unworthy of their care. Princeton's Peter Singer suggest that babies are really not different than fetuses and, as a pro-abortion enthusiasts, advocates the "termination" of some newborns.

Posted by: tim at September 15, 2006 12:54 AM