So do they think Katrina & 9/11 were punishment from God to account for the sin of abortion, etc?
Anyway, many people do care about the right to life. So once again, thanks for posting.
Just my impression: the illegal alien comments are a bit muddled, not sure if they belong in this piece.
How tragic that many of our so-called leaders how shown such perverted support for illegal aliens (all criminals) yet uttered not a word in support of Terri.
How can you murder someone who was already dead? Terri died in 1990. Get over it.
Glorious Independence Day, Kevin!
Colmes doesn't get it and what else is new.
COLMES: Some of the things you said have been contradicted. You said that you believe that Michael, for example, injected Terri with insulin to intentionally make her sick. An investigation found nothing of that actually took place.
You talked on our show about her speaking. The autopsy showed she was not aware of her surroundings. Her reactions were automatic. There was no evidence of thought or consciousness. So there's quite a dispute about whether what you said was accurate.
It is Colmes who is inaccurate and there can be no disputing the fact. There was no investigation. The autopsy report itself explained that PVS is a clinical diagnosis and CANNOT be determined post mortem. Of course "reactions" can't be tested after death either.
Carla Sauer-Iyer had over a year of first-hand experience caring for Terri. The Death Culters are playing make-believe.
By legal reasoning, Carla has the best credibility of any witness in the case. She swore to her report despite having a lot to lose by telling the truth. That is a classic test of credibility. She put her job on the line to report patient abuse (and was fired for it), and she risked heavy penalties (filing a false report, perjury or both) by filing a sworn police report on the possible insulin poisonings.
Wife-killer Michael is a bright shining political light, that's why. Yea, verily, Michael is a beacon of hope for all who wish to dispose of an inconvenient spouse, for children who want grab their parents' assets early, and for trial lawyers everywhere.
Cmon, the decision went to her next of kin... Do we REALLY want to involve the feds in personal/family medical decisions like this?
Let the poor woman rest.
"We should not be labeling someone with a brain injury or a person who is disabled as vegetative. It is a very dehumanizing term," [Schindler] said, adding that the only reason it is used is to allow someone to make the decision to terminate a life.
"I do not see why there is any need to diagnose people with this condition unless the purpose is to kill," he said.
Right you are, Bobby. It's a license to kill.
The writer mistakenly terms it an end-of-life debate, but Terri was not dying. She was healthy. The coroner gave her 10 or more years still to live. The issue that ought to concern everyone is that Terri's unalienable rights to property, liberty and life were all stripped away by order of a dishonest court. The court ordered her dead. It would not even let her have ice chips in her mouth to ease her agony.
"Lady MacBeth could never rub out the spot of a king's blood she imagined on her hand -- and no matter what science tells us tomorrow, theres no erasing whats already been done to Terri Schiavo.
We used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to study 2 patients with traumatic brain injury. The first patient recovered reliable expressive language after 19 years in a minimally conscious state (MCS); the second had remained in MCS for 6 years. Comparison of white matter integrity in the patients and 20 normal subjects using histograms of apparent diffusion constants and diffusion anisotropy identified widespread altered diffusivity and decreased anisotropy in the damaged white matter. These findings remained unchanged over an 18-month interval between 2 studies in the first patient. In addition, in this patient, we identified large, bilateral regions of posterior white matter with significantly increased anisotropy that reduced over 18 months. In contrast, notable increases in anisotropy within the midline cerebellar white matter in the second study correlated with marked clinical improvements in motor functions. This finding was further correlated with an increase in resting metabolism measured by PET in this subregion. Aberrant white matter structures were evident in the second patients DTI images but were not clinically correlated. We propose that axonal regrowth may underlie these findings and provide a biological mechanism for late recovery. Our results are discussed in the context of recent experimental studies that support this inference.
The above article was cited by a second JCI study titled Tracking the recovery of consciousness from coma. At the end of the abstract is this statement: "This case shows that old dogmas need to be oppugned [= called into question / fought against], as recovery with meaningful reduction in disability continued in this case for nearly 2 decades after extremely severe traumatic brain injury."
Iow, the "old dogmas" that need to be tossed out are that severe brain injuries will never get better. This is a case where the brain significantly healed itself long after those old dogmas said "give up."
What's really against the odds is getting better when the Death Culture is determined to say you never will.
This is from India. The Terri Wallis story made it around the world in a hurry! Thoughtful people everywhere realize that Wallis's case calls Terri Schiavo's court-ordered death into question. As the quote above should make clear, it also calls into question the way Michael Schiavo treated Terri on a personal level after he got the award money in 1993. Love and attention seem to be part of the recovery process. Terri got neither.
It wasn't an "end of life" case. Terri wasn't dying. So right away we know we're hearing spin from the Left. And we can already be pretty sure that Peggy Lamm is going to be a star of the Death Cult. Who else would welcome endorsement by Michael Schiavo?
From Wikipedia, where one will find glowing press releases for any left-wing "activist" or cause: "Lamm has also served on ... the University of Colorado's Health Sciences Center for Ethics, Humanities and the Law..." Her own web site boasts "leadership in support of women's rights, the environment and labor." "Ethics" and "women's rights" translate to death for seniors and the unborn.
It runs in the family. Peggy Lamm used to be the sister-in-law of Richard Lamm, former governor of Colorado who has long been involved with the euthanasia movement and famously told senior citizens, in a 1984 speech, that they had a duty to die.
Skip this unless you have a strong stomach. It's a typical liberal Democrat POV, i.e., dishonest and manipulative. It's about Michael the murderer turning into Michael the political activist -- not an unusual job switch for Demos.
It occurs to me that political activism is Michael's new alibi. The autopsy report took away his only alibi -- that Terri collapsed from bulimia. That theory was so medically absurd that only a Death Culter would believe it. Now he doesn't have even that.
Michael's new activist alibi works this way. He changes the subject. He talks about some piddly civil right. He blames the dreaded right-wing politician. Then he is home free! These steps guarantee that no born-again liberal -- least of all a reporter -- will think through the issues. They will just join the chorus, as they have been trained from birth to do. It won't even occur to them ever again to question how Terri ended up on the floor nearly dead, with only one suspect -- the one who has never told the same story twice of what happened.
You trolls who are so proud of your intelligence -- use it. Tell us how a healthy young woman, asleep, ended up on the floor in cardiac arrest soon after he husband came home late one Saturday night.