Today’s non-news dressed up as big news is that Terri Schiavo’s autopsy uncovered no evidence of abuse by Michael Schiavo. Unfortunately, it didn’t seem to offer much evidence of anything else, either. While the Ass. Press reports on the lack of evidence of abuse and leaves it at that, FoxNews’s account is more comprehensive,* and shows the lack of evidence to corroborate any other explanation of Schiavo’s collapse, either:
The autopsy revealed there was no conclusive evidence that Schiavo had an eating disorder. Thogmartin said Schiavo reportedly drank a lot of tea and caffeine could have led to her collapse in 1990, but is unlikely.
“No one observed Mrs. Schiavo taking diet pills, binging or purging, or consuming laxatives,” Thogmartin told reporters.
Thogmartin said a review of hospital records of her collapse showed she had a diminished potassium level in her blood. But he said that did not prove she had an eating disorder, because the emergency treatment she received at the time could have affected the potassium level.
In other words, as best we can determine, Terri Schiavo’s tragic 1990 collapse was not caused by strangulation, an eating disorder, a caffeine overdose, or anything else. It just happened for no reason whatsoever, or at least, none we’ll ever know.
*Yes, Tim Lambert, my use of the word “comprehensive” does mean I am one of John R. Lott, Jr.’s “sock puppets.” It also means that Lott and I personally murdered 100,000 Iraqis with our own bare hands while anonymously reviewing their books on Amazon.