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Another Congressman Made False Schiavo Diagnosis

By Judd Legum on June 15, 2005 at 12:46 pm

"Another Congressman Made False Schiavo Diagnosis"

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Now that we know Terri Schiavo was blind, it’s worth noting that Sen. Frist wasn’t the only member of Congress with a medical degree to claim she was responding to visual stimuli. Here’s Rep. Dave Weldon (R-FL):

“That woman is not in a vegetative state,” he said this week, challenging media reports that claimed she was. “She responds to verbal stimuli, she attempts to vocalize, she tracks with her eyes, she emotes, she attempts to kiss her father.”

“As a doctor,” Weldon said, “I would never pull her tube out.”

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