Some Final Thought On Terri Schiavo

Schiavo Autopsy Shows Massive Brain Damage

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — The autopsy of Terri Schiavo backed her husband’s contention that she was in a persistent vegetative state, finding she was severely and irreversibly brain-damaged and blind as well. The report, released Wednesday, also found no evidence that she was strangled or otherwise abused before she collapsed.

Yet medical examiners could not say for certain what caused her sudden 1990 collapse, long thought to have been brought on by an eating disorder.

It seems odd to say that this is good news, but I suppose it is except in that her family still has no idea what caused her to collapse that night. I really think that information would have helped to heal her family’s pain and bring them peace. Instead there are still unanswered questions and lingering doubts about what lead to her condition.

*Update

I’ve missed a lot being away from the computer today, I had no idea anyone would see this autopsy as a chance to gloat.

Dean Esmay has a few choice words for those who do.

La Shawn Barber has a few words on todays news and views as well.

Update 6/16

Michelle Malkin has a very provocative analysis of Terri Schiavos autopsy report.

It is not clear to me from the neuropathology report when and over what period the much-talked-about brain shrinkage occurred. I have also noticed that some are already mocking the claim that Terri recognized visitors (note that the report also does not appear to indicate when and over what period that loss of sight occurred).

For God’s sake.

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.

This is something to gloat about?

There were no winners here and there is nothing at all to be gloating about, all that we have is the death of a young woman, a lot of unanswered questions and a devastated family. Think about it.

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