NBC News just aired a segment on Terri.
They said she was PVS, never mentioning that the proper tests have not been done.
They quoted Dr. Cranford, the so-called "PVS expert" in Terri's case, and he had the unmitigated gall to declare that Terri would feel nothing during her starvation, that she was as
"unconscious as someone in a coma, as someone who is dead."(Quoting him to the best of my ability from memory here until I can find a transcript).
MSM once again has demonstrated its complete inability to be honest and to present the facts fairly.
NBC failed to give any background on Dr. Cranford, such as this:
Cranford jokingly refers to himself as “Dr. Death” and, for a fee, will come to a trial and testify that the person whose life the plaintiff wants to end is in a PVS. He was the leading medical voice calling for the deaths of Paul Brophy, Nancy Jobes, Nancy Cruzan, and Christine Busalucci, all of whom were brain-damaged but not dying. Nonetheless, he advocated death for all by dehydration/starvation, just as he has for Terri.Sickening.
Nancy Cruzan—one of his “patients”—required no skilled nursing, no care but food and fluids, hygiene, and turning to prevent bedsores. She didn’t even need tube feeding, but Cranford testified that he would even consider spoon-feeding “medical treatment.” Cranford wrote in the summer 1998 issue of Concern for Dying that he foresees “that there may be extreme situations, and in the future increasingly common situations, where physician-assisted suicide may not only be permissible, but encouraged.” In a 1997 op-ed for the Minneapolis–St. Paul Star Tribune, Cranford advocated the starvation of Alzheimer’s patients.
Those of you who still think this is none of your business, or that this is really just about one woman and a fight between her "husband" and parents, please, think again.
Once again, as with Rathergate and so many others, this story is about MSM failures.
And if they (Michael Schiavo and George Felos) are allowed to kill this disabled woman, right in front of all of us, with the complicity of the courts, it very soon will be about all of us.