Karen Ann Quinlan was not dead. She was severely brain damaged, much like Terry Schindler. Her brain was fully alive.
A brain dead person has *no* functional brain because the brain is actually dead—no oxygenation, no blood, no energy use, no metabolism of any kind. When removed from a respirator, a brain dead person does not breathe and the heart ceases to beat shortly thereafter.
This little girl, Jahi, has been examined and determined to be brain dead. Although some of the physiological functions of life have been artificially prolonged using the ventilator and many of the tissues remain alive, she is dead. Her soul is in Heaven.
At the time there was no diagnosis for brain death for Karen Ann Quinlan. Her autopsy supports what you are saying in that much of the brain was not severely damaged or “ dead” but some areas were.
Until there is an autopsy on Jahi McMath your statements Comparing the extent of brain damage between the two the are a matter of speculation. And zero details of the examination have been released, so you are overstepping in making any detailed comments. You are inferring things based on the conclusion that she is brain dead and that is fair and reasonable.
I personally believe she is brain dead because I trust the professionalism of the medical staff and their sincerity and know that the advances in understanding and diagnosing brain damage and brain have become quite sophisticated, in no small part due to the Quinlan case.
As far as your Quinlan comments, her brain was irreversibly damaged and was not “fully alive” and had regions that were dead, hence her state.
Save your breath, this has been explained several times to this poster. No chance of comprehension. You cannot reason with the unreasonable.