Saturday, April 16, 2005

Terri Schaivo was not abused.

This news will come as no surprise to those who were paying attention to the merits of the case:

State investigators in Florida have found no clear evidence that Terri Schiavo was denied rehabilitation, neglected or otherwise abused, according to documents released yesterday by the state's Department of Children and Families.

The agency completed nine reports of abuse accusations made from 2001 to 2004, including neglect of hygiene, denial of dental care, poisoning and physical harm. The accusations, which have been widely reported, focus on Michael Schiavo, the husband of Terri. Ms. Schiavo died on March 31, nearly two weeks after her feeding tube was removed.

Of course, this will almost certainly make no difference to the unholy legions of theocrats who sought do deny Terri Schaivo's wishes -- and even her marriage, for God's sake -- but one more time: Michael Schiavo did not abuse his wife. Will those who have defamed him for trying to carry out his wife's wishes about her own medical care apologize? I wouldn't hold my breath waiting.

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