Talk:Terri Schiavo

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Miscellaneous comments 2007-2008

I Believe the inclusion of Angel Raisch, drug abuser, on this list of Schiavo-like individuals, is extremely inappropriate. Terri was a bulimic, and possibly the victim of domestic abuse, not a law-flouting hippie pursuing selfish ends. DunsScotus 14:42, 22 March 2007 (EDT)

Spoon, discuss on talk first before including. Raich's 'starvation' strains credulity given the well-known affects of marijuana intake upon appetite. DunsScotus 15:10, 22 March 2007 (EDT)
I insist that Raich, as she is not in a vegetative state, is not in any way comparable to Terri. Angel Raich can eat, if she choses to. She simply prefers to revel in her sinfulness and fails to take responsibility for her food intake in a responsible, law-abiding, fashion. DunsScotus 15:10, 22 March 2007 (EDT)

Did anyone notice that the sources listed DIRECTLY contradict the opinions expressed in the article? Whomever is the author of the article should either find new sources or take out any subjective comments. Otherwise you render the viewpoints within as false. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DrCody (talk)

Yes, this page certaintly requires sources that better support the statements made, and perhaps more information regarding the legal debate which took place.--Joe 16:18, 2 August 2007 (EDT)
I'll concede that the article shouldn't speak so authoritatively without more sources. We need good, medical sources here. DanH 18:57, 2 August 2007 (EDT)
  • I agree with Dan here. More citiations are the key, and especially links to outside sources! --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 19:52, 2 August 2007 (EDT)

"Many patients observed to be in a brain-damaged state like Terri's have surprisingly recovered". This quote is given with a source about a fireman who started speaking again after so long.

"There have been several other similar cases of brain recovery in the US.

Arkansas car accident victim Terry Wallis woke up two years ago after 19 years in a coma and began speaking to his family. And Tennessee police officer Gary Dockery, paralysed and mute after a shooting in 1988, started speaking again eight years later. He died of a blood clot on the lung in 1997. None of the victims was in a persistent vegetative state like Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman who died last month after her feeding tube was removed." This quote is from the source posted here on Conservapedia. Notice that it contradicts the article. Mainly the last line of the quote. Terri was in a PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE, these people listed in the article, were not. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Digitamer81 (talk)

An argument is made that all the evidence was destroyed when Terri's body was cremated. Nothing could be further from the truth. The video and audio tapes, notes, pictures, and specimen samples still exist. The case itself is still open according to Thogmartin. As long as someone can show justification for an independent review, I'm sure a judge would allow it.--Lakota 22:57, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

You're "sure a judge would allow it"??? You must be joking. A judge would not even allow a comprehensive independent evaluation while Terri was alive, and no independent review was allowed during or after the autopsy. Godspeed.--Aschlafly 22:59, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

I'm not joking, and a judge did allow an independent examination of Terri. Her parents were even allowed to pick their own physicians and they were allowed access to Terri and were able to review her medical history. All this was covered in my reference. If you have a problem with my reference please let me know.

It looks like you are insisting that all the evidence of Terri's autopsy was destroyed. Where is your reference? You are editing this article and making assertions without references. Why? Aren't you violating commandment #2 by doing that? By the way, the alleged liberal bias you said was 'creeping in' has been there since March I believe. Thanks --Lakota 23:20, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

How come the article never mentions that Michael Schiavo was Terri's legal guardian? That is an important aspect to this since it is a legal status and her death was a legal decision. It seems to me that this article is not an unbiased source of reference regarding Terri Schiavo but a propaganda piece meant to inspire sympathy for the plight of those who were against her being put to death.

I also have a problem with some of the sources used as references. NewsMax??

--Snots 10:09, 13 December 2007 (EST)

There were many who wanted her to live; her own family stated she wanted to live; her responses to her family in her final year indicated she wanted to live; she was not a total vegatable as those who wanted her put to death would have the rest of society believe. Karajou 10:25, 13 December 2007 (EST)
I'm sorry, what responses? Her cerebal cortex was atrophied to the point of uselessness. Darkmind1970 09:20, 11 January 2008 (EST)
This article is totally unbalanced and fails to even mention the findings of the autopsy - namely that her cerebal cortax had atrophied and that she was incapable of ever recovering. Darkmind1970 18:04, 29 January 2008 (EST)
"Brain damage 'was irreversible . . . no amount of treatment or rehabilitation would have reversed' it." It's right there in the article. HelpJazz 17:31, 30 January 2008 (EST)

Article should not be strictly pro-life

A paragraph in the lead now focuses on matters of marriage and next-of-kin.--Amorrow (talk) 17:59, 23 January 2017 (EST)