Friday, March 04, 2005

There's no There There

Majikthise has the best post I've seen on the sad case of Terri Schiavo. Her parents have tended to be lionized, but in fact they're deluded.

Court-appointed, government-appointed, and private physicians have confirmed that Terri Schiavo is in a persistent vegetative state (PVS). Schiavo suffered massive brain damage as a result of a cardiac arrest 15 years ago, and ongoing neurological degeneration interim.

Patients in a PVS have no higher cognitive function and no chance of recovery.

Terri is neither comatose, nor brain dead. She is in a vegetative state because her higher brain centers have been destroyed and replaced by fluid.

It's an important piece, whatever side of the controversy you're on. Check it out.


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