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1) Why is it that his ex-gf admitted in court that he lied about Terri wanting to die rather than live like this . The doubt on his credibility should surely be on your and everybody else's mind also? By the way in the dozens of court battles it was only Michael's testimony to her wanting this end to her life. In fact it took him 7 years to recall that it was so.
2) Would you want your wife to cease all medical attention when you can walk and interact? As well as if she decided that you were in a PVS would you want her to starve you to death, or go that extra mile to demand euthanasia?
ALA-Anest Says: Hello, I’m a nurse anesthetists and work in Birmingham, Alabama. I live in the Bible belt, born and raised a Christian and I consider myself VERY conservative on politcal issues.
What Cerbrocrat has said, and what Jeremy has just said above me in a more technical sense, is right on point. This woman’s brain is SEVERLY damaged; the cerebral cortex is almost completely gone.
There is not a medication, therapy or experimental science that will ever change her condition. Like an arm or leg that has been amputated, the body can live without parts of the brain, but it will never regenerate. The only problem with my analogy is that although a person can actually function without an arm or leg, that’s not the case without a brain. There’s no such thing as a cortex prosthesis. She will be this way for the rest of her life.
Originally posted by marg6043
Sorry Mynaeris, but regardless of you strong feelings about the woman is not issue here but the law and its decisions and that is the way it should be.
Is not debate here anymore, that is what interest groups want and many are falling for it.
If we can not trust our judicial system to weight the arguments and the facts then who you are going to trust? interest groups that are just using this woman family for their own gain? you think they care? no, they not, look at the polls of the Majority in our nations and what they feel about all this.
Funny even our own poll here in the south shows that the majority believe that government should stay out, and the law should prevail.
Gazrok: The simple response to your question as to why he didn't give up custodianship to her parents for the $11 million, is that they would have the legal standing at THAT point to civilly take him to court and sue for abuse of Terri through lack of medical treatment and rehabilitation for the past 8 years. At which point the $11 million would be in their pocket not his. So it would be a losing position for him.
As for the ex-gf? I agree that it is potentially so that she was trying to get back at him , unfortunately it does create the doubt regarding the 7 year break between the statement by terri and his recall thereof , it is also convenient that he only recalled it once he had received $600 000 in the personal malpractice suit.
Originally posted by Pyros
....... I would suspect that many of them would say that if he truely believed that his wife died when she had her seizure, then why should he not be able to live out the rest of his life and be happy?
Originally posted by St Udio
would then be left to the goodwill of a benefactor, be they Church, Parents
or a charity or foundation...whatever
there could / could have been
a positive resolution to this legal entanglement
IF the 'they' were so inclined to address the situation...instead of
just sluffing it off...hoping that the 'problem' would just Go-Away !
Originally posted by marg6043
And for the polls obviously you are either blind or don't want to face reality,
[edit on 22-3-2005 by marg6043]
Originally posted by Jakomo
The government has NO right to interfere in what is clearly a family matter.
Where does it end?
If I was American, I would be shocked and appalled that a bunch of nitwit politicians can decide the fate of MY wife or MY mother or MY sister.
There's a lot of misinformation about Terri Schiavo's medical condition. Dr. William Hammersfahr, a neurologist who was nominated for the Nobel Prize for his work in medicine and physiology, has treated Terri Schiavo. He now joins Scarborough Country to clarify Terri's current medical condition.
So, is this the absolute end to this or will there be another motion?