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July 12, 2007

Please Don't Confuse This Story with Terri Schiavo

Topics: Bobby Schindler

July 12, 2007 (North Country Gazette)

By Bobby Schindler

One can't help but wonder if perhaps the mainstream media is feeling a growing sense of uneasiness regarding Terri's death.

In the two years since my sister died I have witnessed an increasing determination on their part to convince the public that she was "hopeless" and in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) regardless of any and all evidence to the contrary.

I believe this is happening because of the increasing number of questions now being raised as to the veracity of the PVS diagnosis, which was the litmus test used to kill Terri - a litmus test which is still being used to justify the killing of others who are said to be in this condition.

Just last month researchers found that over 40% of the people diagnosed as being in a PVS are, in fact, misdiagnosed. This new study confirmed an already existing British study regarding the high rate of PVS misdiagnoses.

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Posted by tim at July 12, 2007 7:44 AM


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