Thursday, February 04, 2010

Remember Terry Schiavo?

The woman said to be in a persistent vegetative state who was starved to death by her husband after a lengthy legislative and legal battle?

What if she really wasn't "vegetative"?

An article just published in the New England Journal of Medicine by an international team of scientists raises grave questions about her and, ultimately, thousands of other patients. The Washington Post reports:
These patients, the images clearly indicated, were living silently in their bodies, their minds apparently active. One man could even flawlessly answer detailed yes-or-no questions about his life before his trauma by activating different parts of his brain.
Read the article here.


d4v34x said...

Every time I consider where we seem to be headed with euthanasia or where we have been for a long time with abortion, something inside me whispers, Hitler "only" killed 6 million Jews.

Anonymous said...

well, except every expert, including the ones in the washington post article, continue to remind people that these findings don't apply to severe cases like schiavo's. it's only the wishful thinking of schiavo's family members keeping hope alive.