A Better Place

Schiavo Finale,” by TM Lutas, Flit(tm), 17 June 2005, http://www.snappingturtle.net/jmc/tmblog/archives/005443.html.

TM Lutas on the resolution of the case
Schiavo Finale

I owe myself (and my readers) an honest bit of closure on Teri Schiavo. I was wrong, and the autopsy results (pdf) seems to have closed the book, on the level of damage Teri Schiavo had. I still can’t understand Michael Schiavo and why he chose to act the way he acted. Seeking the additional tests the parents sought prior to letting go would have cost less, salvaged his reputation in an awful lot of people’s eyes and perhaps saved us all from a national circus that should never have happened. His stand against testing and willingness to spend money on lawyers but not on medical tests was the strongest bit of evidence on the parents’ side.

At this point, I hope that she is in a better place and at peace. I hope that the family will look to their own souls as they pray for hers.

Well said.

2 thoughts on “A Better Place”

  1. Good observations as usual. Michael did spend money, heart and dedication for the first eight years or more. As for the attorney, etc. – – these were because of the Terri’s parents throwing this all to the press again and again. Michael could have easily signed Terri over to her parents – ending all the pressure. BUT, Michael (who never took money that was offered [large sums] to sign her over) because he knew Terri wouldn’t want to be alive as just a “Terri Toy” for her parent’s use and entertainment. You notice – AGAIN – right after the autopsy – the PARENT’S ATTORNEY was on the tube. Not Michael’s. At one point – it was heard that the father actually indicated that even if Terri wanted to die under these conditions – he wouldn’t allow it.


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