It’s the 10th anniversary of the official death of Terri Schiavo (she had actually died many years earlier, though her body was being kept alive as some sort of ghoulish experiment) and the Worldnetdaily is profiting off it by selling what looks like an utterly ridiculous book about it by one of their former editors. Diana Lynne makes some rather bizarre connections here:
In short, Terri’s cognitive disability rendered her vulnerable to judicial homicide by those who reject God as Creator of all things and seek to undo the Judeo-Christian underpinning of America. This horrific triumph of judicial tyranny emboldened the Godless, who have only become more brazen and overt in their efforts in the decade since.
Wha? She thinks the growth of atheism in America was spurred by the Terri Schiavo story? I want some of what she’s smoking.
If Terri Schiavo had been able to speak for herself, she most likely would be alive today. Her name would not be associated with the barbarous, 13-day, court-ordered death by dehydration to which she succumbed on March 31, 2005 – 10 years ago. The medical examiner who performed an autopsy on her body days after her death estimated the severely brain-injured, but otherwise healthy, 41-year-old would have lived another decade if not for being killed through the denial of food and water.
Now that is some weapons-grade bullshit. The autopsy actually showed that half of her brain was gone. It had literally turned to liquid. She could have “lived” for another decade only by being kept alive artificially. She was gone, permanently. The autopsy actually supported everything her husband Michael had been saying and the family had been denying. It takes serious delusion or dishonesty to pretend that the autopsy supported the case against letting her body die.