Friday, March 25, 2005

You know who else is standing with the Bushes and Tom DeLay and Randall Terry in the Terri Schiavo case?

Ralph Nader.

Isn't it nice to see he's standing up for junk science and against the legal rights of her husband/legal guardian:

...The medical and rehabilitation experts are split on whether Terri is in a persistent vegetative state or whether Terri can be improved with therapy. There is only one way to know for sure- permit the therapy. That is the only way to resolve all doubts.

...The federal and state governments are spending billions on what we are told will become miracle medical cures for people with all sorts of degenerative conditions, including brain damage. If this is so, why not permit Terri's parents and siblings who want to care for her do so in the hope that such cures are discovered?...

That's from a press release issued by Nader and Wesley J. Smith.

Smith, who once wrote a book with Nader, is a bioethicist affiliated with the Discovery Institute, a group that's prominent in the drive to muscle evolution aside in American schools to make way for "intelligent design." Smith also writes for The Weekly Standard and National Review; his articles include "A 'Dr. Death' Runs for President: Howard Dean Advocates Kevorkian-Syle Medicine."

Thanks again, Ralph. Way to stick up for progressive causes.

(Press release link via Democratic Underground.)

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