Wednesday, August 01, 2007


A 38-year-old man who spent more than five years in a mute, barely conscious state as a result of a severe head injury is now communicating regularly with family members and recovering his ability to move after having his brain stimulated with pulses of electric current, neuroscientists are reporting.

“I still cry every time I see him, but now it’s tears of joy,” said the man’s mother, in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday; her name was withheld, to protect the patient’s privacy. “He can speak, he can watch movies without falling asleep, he can say Mom and Pop, and ‘I love you, Mommy.’ ”

The new report, which appears in the journal Nature, provides the first rigorous evidence that any procedure can initiate and sustain recovery in such a severely disabled person, years after the injury occurred. An estimated 100,000 to 300,000 Americans subsist in states of partial consciousness, and most are written off as beyond help. ...

“He has regained his personhood, his personal agency,” said Dr. Joseph J. Fins, chief of medical ethics at Cornell, and a coauthor of the study. The patient has amnesia and cannot yet fully represent his interests, Dr. Fins added, “but now he’s got interests to represent.”
TERRI SCHIAVO NEVER GOT THIS CHANCE. Her mother never got the chance to hear her say "Mommy, I love you."

Instead - in the absence of any clear instructions from Terri herself - the state followed the wishes of her estranged husband, (who was living with another woman - the mother of his children), and stopped feeding her, and stopped giving her liquids.

If you or I did that to a dog, then we'd be arrested for cruelty.

If we did it to a Gitmo prisoner then we'd be pilloried by the Left for inhumane torture. If Bush did it, then he'd be called Bushitler and impeached.

But, if you're a Leftist, then you can do that to your ex-wife. And you get to call it painless and humane.

May Terri Rest In Peace.

And may her leftist murderers repent or rot in hell.

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