The Only Thing You Will Read About the Schiavos Here

From the Report of Dr. Jay Wolfson, guardian ad litem to Theresa Schiavo, December 1, 2003 (footnote #1):

Of the Schindlers, there has evolved the unfortunate and inaccurate perception that they will “keep Theresa alive at any and all costs” even if that were to result in her limbs being amputated and additional, complex surgical and medical interventions being performed, and even if Theresa had expressly indicated her intention not to be so maintained. During the course of the GAL’s investigation, the Schindlers allow that this is not accurate, and that they never intended to imply a gruesome maintenance of Theresa at all costs.

Of Michael Schiavo, there is the incorrect perception that he has refused to relinquish his guardianship because of financial interests, and more recently, because of allegations that he actually abused Theresa and seeks to hide this. There is no evidence in the record to substantiate any of these perceptions or allegations.

Until and unless there is objective, fresh, mutually agreed upon closure regarding measurable and well accepted scientific bases for deducing Theresa’s clinical state, Theresa will not be done justice. There must be at least a degree of trust with respect to a process that the factions competing for Theresa’s best interest can agree. To benefit Theresa, and in the overall interests of justice, good science, and public policy, there needs to be a fresh, clean-hands start.

The Schindlers and the Schiavos are normal, decent people who have found themselves within the construct of an exceptional circumstance which none of them, indeed, few reasonable and normal people could have imagined. As a consequence of this circumstance, extensive urban mythology has created toxic clouds, causing the parties and others to behave in ways that may not, in the order of things, serve the best interests of the ward.

5 Comments

  1. guy in the UNLV Jacket says:

    I say let her die!!

  2. The Supreme Court says:

    Ok, we changed our mind. The feeding tube is ok. Put it back in.

  3. Jason says:

    Phelps, aren’t you the same laughable moron who thinks China doesn’t have nukes capable of strinking the US?

    They really should have some minimum requirements for starting up a blog, especially when it claims to be legitimate. What can one expect of the people who tune to watch FOX “News”

  4. Phelps says:

    No, Jason, you must be the laughable drive-by anonymous idiot who thinks I’m someone else. China has theater missiles that could hit Alaska, and ICBMs that could probably hit CA/WA/OR. Even at that, missiles don’t really matter, becuase all China has to do is stuff them into the zillion shipping containers that they send into every freaking port in the country.

    If China wants to nuke us (and consequently commit suicide) they can do it anytime they want.

  5. Mexigogue says:

    Asian Eyewitness News be havin’ a slant.