Friday, March 18, 2005

Cranford Responds Regarding his Testimony on Terri Schiavo

Pekin Prattles has posted Dr. Ronald Cranford's response to a recent article in the National Review by Rev. Robert Johansen.

Pekin is also posting Cranford's more lengthy report on Terri Schiavo.

In the more lengthy report, Cranford describes some reasons why the fight to save Terri is so heated. I noticed this:

2: the extensive and heated debate over the neurological condition of the patient, including flagrantly unbelievable testimony by two physicians at the evidentiary hearing (as well as numerous sets of affidavits submitted to the Florida courts) on the neurological condition and the proposed use of controversial medical treatments of no proven value;

Couldn't the heated debate over her condition be less heated or be resolved if the tests (MRI, PET) that have been denied Terri were actually performed? If so, why haven't these tests been administered? Even if they are, as Dr. Cranford claims, unnecessary why not just perform them to end the debate over Terri's condition?

This is also good:

4: the extensive use of videotapes by the Schindler family to falsely demonstrate to the media and the public the patient’s “cognitive” functions

"Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?" - Groucho Marx

HT: Captain's Quarters

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