Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Wesley Smith Raises Some Questions Larry King Didn't Ask

Some of the questions Smith poses are,

Why did Schiavo tell a medical malpractice jury in 1992 that Terri would live a normal life span?

...Michael presented evidence ...that Terri would likely live a normal life span [and] that he intended to ...care for her for the rest of his life

Given that the jury awarded $750,000 to be used in part for Terri's therapy, why hasn't Schiavo provided any rehabilitation for her since 1991?

...The only efforts ever undertaken to improve Terri's condition took place in 1990 and 1991. They had ceased by the time of the malpractice trial in 1992 because her insurance coverage had run out....

[H]ow could Terri's father make any money off the case?

Schiavo's story is that once Schindler became Terri's guardian, ...he would stop her food and fluids....[A]s next of kin, the Schindlers would inherit their daughter's money. This sounds like a mighty stretch, particularly given that Bob Schindler has spent every nickel he has --including his entire retirement fund-- desperately trying to save his daughter's life. If Bob Schindler is a venal man, he has a funny way of showing it.

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