Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt

terri schiavo

Okay. I've cheerfully ignored this entire thing up until now, but there's one bit that keeps bugging me.

Everyone has an agenda.

I've looked, and I've looked, and I can't find a single person who's gotten together a list of competent doctors, unassociated with either side, given them all the evidence and asked them for an opinion.

What I have found: one side says "Every doctor hired by the other side says ____, but our objective doctors, who are clearly right, say ____!" Meanwhile, the other side says the exact same thing.

And it feels like there are a few issues here. And one of them - the big one, "is she conscious", "is there any mental activity there", and "will she get better" - isn't being tackled objectively by either side. And then they're all getting conflated together. And then most of the rest is just the classic right-to-life stuff that we've been warring over for decades-if-not-more anyway.

But that big one - the one that you really could get some scientific objective info about - I just haven't seen it.

Who knows. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. Still, it kind of disturbs me.

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