6/15/2005

Schiavo’s Brain was atrophied

Filed under: — menk @ 2:27 pm

A formal autopsy report on Teri Schiavo has been released and concludes that it was not possible that Teri was semi-conscious as her parents contended. In fact her brain was so damaged it weighed half of what a normal human brain would have and the parts of her brain associated with vision were essentially gone so she was blind. (So much for the nonsense her parents spouted about her responding to faces and a ballon.)

There are no winners in this sad case, but I for one am pleased that the autopsy was performed to determine the facts. Her parents had strenuously objected to the autopsy after her death.

Perhaps now the religious right and the republican leadership will realize how inane it was to insist that she should be allowed to live on the chance she could recover fully with treatment.

Read the full autopsy report.

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