Monday, April 18, 2005

The DCF Whitewash

Report: Terry Schiavo Was Not Abused.

According to Saturday's (April 16th) New York Times, Florida state investigators have found no evidence of abuse, neglect or denial of needed care in the case of Terri Schiavo, who doctors say was in a vegetative state since suffering a heart attack 15 years ago. Schiavo became the center of an intense right-to-die debate as her husband Michael battled with her parents to have her feeding tube removed. The courts agreed with his request, and Schiavo died on March 31st.

Documents released Friday show that Florida's Department of Children and Families completed nine reports of abuse accusations made from 2001 to 2004, including neglect of hygiene, denial of dental care, poisoning and physical harm. All of the accusations were targeted at Michael Schiavo.

No evidence of abuse or neglect were found in any of the reports, which Judge George W. Greer, of Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court -- who has presided over the Schiavo dispute -- has ordered released to the public before today (April 18th).


Nice try! This is hardly definitive. The only released 9 of the 89 complaints logged by DCF. I'll talk about it with Pamela Hennessey - Spokeswoman for the parents of Terri Schiavo Tuesday morning on ther PC Show.

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