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January 19, 2007

Falsehoods and Lies about Terri Schiavo Must Stop

Topics: Press misrepresentations

Despite the massive amounts of media coverage regarding the life and true condition of Terri Schiavo before, during and after her feeding tube was withdrawn by court order of Judge Greer at the pleading of her husband Michael Schiavo, a great many people have continued to spout out misinformation,falsehoods, and outright lies after her death. Proponents of the culture of death and those who seek to use Terri as a poster child for Our Right to Death must be called to task for their blatant disregard of the truth in her situation and their purposeful propagation of lies in justifying judicial homicide.

In RU Sirius' review of William H. Colby's Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America, disregard of the truth and a purposeful propagation of lies is evident.He writes:

But as we witnessed last year in the case of Terri Schiavo, trying to decipher choice when the person at issue is brain-dead can lead to a complicated mess....This ongoing legal and social tug of war about what to do with the vegetative reached its most colorful apex, so far, in the Terri Schiavo case, in which a comatose young woman's husband and parents battled each other over whether she would have preferred to live or die.(emphasis mine)

There is solid undisputable medical proof Terri Schiavo was not brain-dead or comatose. As Michelle Malkin reminds us "Terri Schiavo, a profoundly disabled woman who was not terminally ill and who had an army of family members ready to care for her for the rest of her natural life, succumbed to forced dehydration at the hands of her spouse-in-name-only." Using the truth, words and concepts like brain-damaged and disabled just wouldn't have worked for RU Sirius because Crystal Clear that would be murder now wouldn't it.

Cross posted at Crystal Clear

Posted by crystal at January 19, 2007 3:24 AM

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The power of words is amazing - life and death in Terri's case. I'm glad her family continues to fight for those who are in danger. Thanks for the post.

Posted by: tim at January 19, 2007 5:23 AM