Wednesday, March 23, 2005

ABC Poll

Here are the details on the poll that ABC used to say Americans overwhelmingly want Schiavo's tube removed. It's practically a textbook case of poll bias. Here's the first question:

"Schiavo suffered brain damage and has been on life support for 15 years. Doctors say she has no consciousness and her condition is irreversible. Her husband and her parents disagree about whether she would have wanted to be kept alive. Florida courts have sided with the husband and her feeding tube was removed on Friday.

What’s your opinion on this case - do you support or oppose the decision to remove Schiavo’s feeding tube? Do you support/oppose it strongly or somewhat?"

  1. Terri was not on "life support," she was being given food and water.
  2. Some doctors say she has no consciousness and her condition is irreversible. Many others disagree on both points. Many also claim she has medically neglected.

More of the same. ABC has been disgraceful on this story.

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