Monday :: Mar 21, 2005

Roundup of Facts for the Terri Schiavo Case


by Mary

One thing that is very clear is most people do not realize how badly damaged Terri Schiavo's brain is. Even to an uneducated eye, it is totally obvious that this CAT scan shows a brain that looks totally wrong. What it means is that whoever Terri Schiavo was 15 years ago when this horrible thing happened to her, she is no longer on this earth. Look at the CAT scan and read the post by this doctor and recognize this is the situation that surrounds the body (not the person) of Terri Schiavo. In fact, the part of the brain that composes the personality of any human being is gone. She is a "souless" shell who will never recover because there is no place for her personality to come back to. Is this what you would want of yourself or your loved ones?

The parents have not ever come to grips that she died as a human being years ago, and I have sympathy for them. It is hard to see your children die, especially if there is a body that continues to exist.

The question then comes down to, why is the right-wing so concerned about this case? They are the ones that have been funding the legal cases through the years and they have been the ones that associate it with their "Cult of life".

Via Pandagon we find this question: why is it always the young women who are in persistent vegetative states that get their attention? As one bioethicist qustioned:

Three right-to-die cases have stirred the most controversy over the last 30 years: Karen Ann Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan and Terri Schiavo.

Is it a coincidence that all three are women who were under the age of 30 when they slipped into vegetative states?

Could it be because they are the perfect "mates" as essentially the brainless stepford wives who do not cause any problems? Children who are unborn are more innocent than those who are born. Women without brains to think, feel, or love are better than the human version. So why do you think the right wing is so concerned about this case? What are they getting out of this?

Mary :: 12:30 PM :: Comments (66) :: Digg It!