The Florida coroner has released Terri Schiavo’s autopsy report and, as expected, it did not contain any evidence that abuse was what caused her initial injury 15 years ago. Just too much time had passed. Fr. Rob Johansen, anticipating the report, has some detailed thoughts on the autopsy report and what it could and could not tell us. For example, it could not prove whether Terri was in a persistent vegetative state. Such a conclusion can only be made when the patient is alive, not dead.
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