Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Protest of the Week (March 28)

I'm not going to add to the plethora of opinions on the Schiavo case. It is enough to say that it is a sad situation for all involved, and for anyone else who has gone through or will go through the same thing. The most important thing to do is to let your wishes be known before it is too late. That being said, it IS the protest of the week:

Schiavo's Husband and Parents Now Battling Over Autopsy Plan
(per Washington Post, March 29, 2005)

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., March 28 -- The war over Terri Schiavo, once tightly focused on whether she would live or die, shifted at times Monday to arguments over how her body will be examined.

Her husband, Michael Schiavo, wants an autopsy in hopes of proving the severity of her brain damage. Her parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, want a medical examination to answer questions about their suspicions that Michael Schiavo may have broken her bones in what they say may have been an attack that caused her brain injury, an allegation that was previously made.

Michael Schiavo and his attorneys have vehemently denied the accusation, saying doctors believe Schiavo's brain injury was caused by a lack of oxygen after a heart attack.

The dueling plans for examining Terri Schiavo's body were announced Monday as protesters carried crucifixes into Lafayette Square across from the White House, then visited three congressional offices to pressure lawmakers to intervene again in the case.

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