Clearly put out because the BT's dr. roy has been getting all the attention as the benchmark against which all jaw-dropping retardedness shall be measured, Blogging Tory "Hunter" is determined to make a case for herself as the new standard-bearer:
In the matter of life and death, the family should rule
Yeah ... um ... but when it comes to that infamous Terri Schiavo case, Hunter? Whoops, suddenly, the rules change, don't they?
Terri’s case should not be confused with legitimate end-of-life cases in which patients are terminally ill and imminently dying. As already stated, Terri was neither ill nor dying.
Was Terri in a Persistent Vegetative State?
No. Despite Judge Greer’s ruling, and in keeping with the 40 medical affidavits submitted to the court, all evidence proves that Terri was not in a PVS. Terri’s behavior and ability to interact with her surroundings did not meet the medical or statutory definition of persistent vegetative state.
Did the autopsy prove that Terri was in a Persistent Vegetative State?
No. The autopsy was unable to determine whether or not Terri was actually in a persistent vegetative state. In fact, on three separate occasions, the report stated that an autopsy is unable to determine if a person is in a persistent vegetative state because the person must be alive in order to make such a diagnosis. The autopsy did prove that that, prior to Terri's death, she was physically healthy and would have lived a long life had she not been dehydrated over a period of two weeks.
Really? Ya think?
Schiavo autopsy shows irreversible brain damage
Parents who fought feeding tube removal to consider legal options
LARGO, Fla. - An autopsy on Terri Schiavo backed her husband’s contention that she was in a persistent vegetative state, finding that she had massive and irreversible brain damage and was blind, the medical examiner’s office said Wednesday. It also found no evidence that she was strangled or otherwise abused.
Oooooooh ... that has to be inconvenient. But perhaps the most delightful hypocrisy is Hunter's inane screeching about how "it should be up to the family, not the doctors when life support should end." And yet, while retarded whackjobs like Hunter were rending their hairshirts over Terri Schiavo, there was another case that was making some headlines as well. Some of you might remember the case of one Sun Hudson:
March 16, 2005
Life-Support Stopped for 6-Month-Old in Houston
Yesterday Sun Hudson, the nearly 6-month-old at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, diagnosed and slowly dying with a rare form of dwarfism (thanatophoric dysplasia), was taken off the ventilator that was keeping him alive. A Houston court authorized the hospital's action, and Sun died shortly thereafter. Today's Houston Chronicle and Dallas Morning News have most of the details.
Both papers report that this is the first time in the United States a court has allowed life-sustaining treatment to be withdrawn from a pediatric patient over the objections of the child's parent.
Yes, you read that correctly -- the doctors discontinued life support for Hudson over the objections of his mother. And, as you can expect, the Blogging Tories, being the internally consistent and compassionate conservatives they are, were positively outraged.
So here's a suggestion, "Hunter" -- why don't you shut the fuck up and put a sock in it? The day you and your BT colleagues start giving a shit about people who aren't chic and white and ever so trendy is the day you'll have a right to have an opinion on the topic.
Are we good here? Yeah, I think we're good here.