I certainly don't know Ms. Schiavo's condition, as I'm not a doctor and haven't evaluated her -- not that that's stopping others. But I think it's absurd to claim, as many are, that a cabal of liberal judges wants to murder Terri Shiavo because it is -- in Peggy Noonan's absurdly over-the-top phrase -- "half in love with death." To be fair, Noonan aims that phrase at others, really. But I think that many on the right have succumbed to hysteria here. - Glenn Reynolds
Professor Reynolds isn't entirely correct here, as it's not just many on the right who have succumbed to hysteria. Meanwhile, the claims that many in the "culture of life" camp have made regarding Terri Schiavo's medical condition are being revealed as most likely "politically-generated junk science." I wonder if the next phase will be that a lot of the allegations used in the ridiculous smear campaign against Michael Schiavo will be revealed to be false, and if so what the ramifications will be for politicians, pundits, and even bloggers who have circulated them?