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Here is some new research for a court to consider prior to sentencing another person in a vegetative state to death by dehydration , as was done to Terri Schiavo:



A Canadian man presumed to be in a permanent vegetative state for more than a decade is “talking” to researchers and answering their questions.

Severely brain injured in a traffic crash 12 years ago, Scott Routley’s  condition had been officially classified “vegetative state,” unable to  communicate with the outside world.

His family has always believed differently.

Now, high-tech brain imaging appears to have proven them right.

With the help of functional MRI, Routley has been able to answer “No” to the  question, “Are you in pain?”

The finding, first reported Tuesday by the BBC, could have  profound implications for helping those locked in a vegetative state.

“Brain imaging techniques are helping us to  understand more about what some of these patients can and can’t do, particularly  things they can do that might not be apparent from standard clinical  examination,” said Adrian Owen of the University of Western Ontario’s Centre for  Brain and Mind. The British neuroscientist moved to Canada last year from the University of Cambridge.

“His official clinical condition has been that he was in a vegetative state.  But his family have always maintained that there is more going on with Scott — that he is aware of many things going on around him, and even that he was able  to communicate,” Owen said in an interview with Postmedia News.

Jesus Wept.


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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. John 11:35 is most appropriate – Jesus wept after meeting Mary and Martha, and telling them that He is the resurrecion and the life, and just before He arrived at Lazarus’s tomb. But we with our modern technology would have executed Lazarus by harvesting his internal organs for transplants. Jesus still weeps.

  2. I remember the prayers for Terry and not to much later JP II. One day we will all be together at the colossal family reunion.
    God bless us everyone.

  3. The fact that Governor Jeb Bush did not intervene in saving her life told me everything I needed to know about this so-called catholic. And now the RINO’s will attempt to foist him upon us in 2016? Count me out.

  4. I remember the Terri Schiavo case well. The priest who was raising donations for her cause was doing a great job. I can’t quite recall his name, but at the time I was doing okay, so I sent $100. to assist in the legal case. A trajedy that she was denied her life. That Michael Schiavo has a lot to answer for before his Judge.

  5. Terry Schiavo became a ward of the court when she was rejected by Michael Schiavo, just like every, unborn, unwanted person. As a ward of the court, Terry Schiavo ought to have been given back to her parents, who begged for her. The judge played political opinion instead of JUSTICE and ought to be unbenched, recalled or whatever, for not knowing and dispensing JUSTICE, his job, and for doing his own evil will. As a living person, Terry Schiavo ought to have been free to accept gifts of water, food, compassion and friendship. Terry Schiavo was denied the most menial of human expression. Terry Schiavo became the property of the state, instead of a ward of the court, and has been denied the most humble expressions of humanity, the virtue of charity, over which the state has no business, control or authentic authority. Terry Schiavo was denied her human soul by a soulless government, an atheocracy of Godless men and empty shirts. Please remove these political sycophants from the court of Justice. One Hail Mary in Latin

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