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October 1, 2006

Blogging for Terri

Topics: Commentary

Scott Kirwin (The Razor) recalls the blogging efforts on behalf of Terri Schiavo in his Washington Times commentary New light shone on Schiavo case. Scott remains puzzled, as do I, at the "vicious attacks leveled at those of us who questioned the medical opinions on the Schiavo case, or Michael Schiavo's motives..." Amid the countless letters of encouragement and support, the email archives of BlogsforTerri have numerous (thousands) vitriolic and threatening messages that simply defy reason.

Perhaps his most important important point is that 'we as a society do not sanction the murder of "defectives" who fail to meet an arbitrary standard such as "quality of life." Yet, I appreciate his concluding remarks:

For those of us who fought for Terri, the successful treatment of those in a persistent vegetative state using Zolpidem can only be compared to the discovery of evidence exonerating an executed man.

Read the entire article here.

Posted by tim at October 1, 2006 3:29 AM


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