Friday, March 18, 2005

Think of Terri today

Rev. Robert Johansen has written an excellent article for NRO about Terri Schiavo - but I went digging into other things he had written (he has a blog too) and found this good one : Killing Terri Schaivo. Excellent reading (both articles) which covers many of the facts of the case. The second article brings up a very chilling account of what happened to another PVS diagnosed woman, and of what this supposedly "peaceful death" is like:

Kate Adamson, who appeared on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor on November 6, recounted her own chilling story. She had also been diagnosed as in a PVS, and doctors removed her feeding tube.
I could see and hear everything going on around me, and I had no way...of communicating with anyone…. I was completely paralyzed…. When the feeding tube was turned off for eight days, I was—thought I was—going insane. I was screaming out [in her mind], “Don’t you know I need to eat?” ...Michael [Schiavo] on national TV had mentioned last week that it’s a pretty painless thing to have the feeding tube removed. It is the exact opposite. It was sheer torture...
Thanks to the persistence of her husband, Adamson’s feeding tube was restored, and the doctors reluctantly began to treat her. Her recovery suggests that the untreatability of PVS isn’t as absolute as some would like to suppose.

If we can do this to Terri, I say Scott Peterson should be next.

Now, go read one, or BOTH, of his articles. Before it is too late.