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    03/21/2015 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Mrs. Don-o ^ | March 21, 2015 | Mrs Don-o
    REMEMBRANCE of EASTER 2005 Crowd my eyes, you bevies of daffodils, And you forsythias in throngs of cheer, Dandelion galaxies and fountains of trees. Fill my mouth with the breath of hyacinths, you purple air And you roistering breeze. And you quince-buds so eager, you swelling seeds, You squirrels running stitches across the loom Of woven grasses, inflorescent weeds; Jasmine-bush, loop me with your lariats of perfume. Fill me, small birds, with your versicles, And chuckled replies. She is bleeding from the mouth and eyes. Sate me then, Sun, all dapple and spangle Crowd out all else Lade me...
  • Emails to Jeb Bush regarding Terri Schindler Schiavo

    02/11/2015 4:46:08 PM PST · by FR_addict · 27 replies
    Jeb Bush emails ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | FR_Addict
    Included in the Email dump, Jeb Bush included all the email and personal information sent to him about Terri Schindler Schiavo. The ".pst" files are not available anymore, but you can still look at the individual dates. The email addresses are not blocked out nor the names. Terri died on March 31, 2005. If you know what date you wrote your email, you can search for it. SEARCH FOR YOUR TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO EMAILS ABOVE
  • Jeb Put Me Through Hell (Michael Schiavo)

    01/31/2015 3:01:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michael Kruse
    CLEARWATER, Fla.Sitting recently on his brick back patio here, Michael Schiavo called Jeb Bush a vindictive, untrustworthy coward. For years, the self-described average Joe felt harassed, targeted and tormented by the most important person in the state. It was a living hell, he said, and I blame him. Michael Schiavo was the husband of Terri Schiavo, the brain-dead woman from the Tampa Bay area who ended up at the center of one of the most contentious, drawn-out conflicts in the history of Americas culture wars. The fight over her death lasted almost a decade. It started as a private legal...
  • The Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb 45

    10/26/2014 7:04:35 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 26, 2014 | Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON When Jeb Bush decides whether to run for president, there will be no family meeting la Mitt Romney, no gathering at Walkers Point in Kennebunkport to go over the pros and cons. I dont think itll be like a big internal straw poll, said his son, Jeb Bush Jr. But if there were, the results of the poll are pretty much in. As Mr. Bush nears a decision to become the third member of his storied family to seek the presidency, the extended Bush clan and its attendant network, albeit with one prominent exception, are largely rallying...
  • Scientists have found hidden brain activity that can indicate if a vegetative patient is aware

    10/17/2014 1:23:47 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 31 replies
    The new research could help doctors to quickly identify patients who are aware despite appearing unresponsive and unable to communicate. Researchers from University of Cambridge in the UK have identified hidden networks in vegetative patients that could support consciousness, even when a patient appear to be unresponsive. Theres been a lot of interest lately into how much patients in vegetative states, such as comas, are aware of their surroundings. Recently, research involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning has shown that even patients who are unable to respond or move are able to carry out mental tasks, such as imagining...
  • The State Almost Starved Haleigh Poutre to Death, Look at Her Now

    08/06/2014 11:36:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/5/14 | Bobby Schindler
    Aside from the misleading claim in the article referring to my sister, Terri Schiavo, as being in a persistent vegetative state (PVS), the Boston Globe did a wonderful follow-up story on Haleigh Poutres tragic situation.Back in 2006, Haleigh made national news when her stepfather beat her into a coma. It was just a short time subsequent to this act of violence that her doctors decided this 13-year old had zero chance to recover and her legal guardian went to the courts for permission to remove Haleighs life sustaining care.In fact, if Haleigh would have happened to survive the removal of...
  • Texas judge orders pregnant mom removed from life support: cites legal abortion during arguments

    01/25/2014 4:38:07 AM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 24, 2014 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    Marlise Munoz FORT WORTH, Texas, January 24, 2013 ( – A Texas judge has ordered a hospital to remove Marlise Munoz, 33, who is 22-weeks pregnant, from life support, in accordance with her husband’s wishes. While removing life support would lead to the death of the baby, the judge pointed out that if Munoz was conscious she could legally choose to abort the baby, given that the baby has not yet reached the legal stage of viability, usually defined as 24 weeks. “As I understand the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court that if this fetus were not viable [and] Ms....
  • St. Joe's "dead" patient awoke as docs prepared to remove organs

    07/07/2013 7:02:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 90 replies
    2013 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | July 07, 2013 at 2:43 AM | By John O'Brien and James T. Mulder
    Syracuse, NY - Doctors at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center were about to remove organs for transplant from a woman they thought was dead. Then she opened her eyes. She was alive. The state Health Department found St. Joe's care of patient Colleen S. Burns in 2009 unacceptable and a federal agency criticized the hospital for not properly investigating the cause. The hospital's mishandling of the case was part of the reason the state Health Department fined St. Joe's $22,000 last September... A series of mistakes that began shortly after Burns arrived in the emergency room suffering from a drug...
  • Jeb Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton

    06/27/2013 1:13:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2013 | Emily Goodin
    Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal this fall in Philadelphia. It could be an awkward encounter for the two, both of whom are mentioned as 2016 presidential nominees for their respective parties. Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, is chairman of the National Constitution Center, which is giving Clinton the award in honor of her career in public service and her advocacy efforts on behalf of women. The former secretary of State is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the next presidential election, but has made no political moves since leaving the...
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush Begins To Lay Out Case For President

    06/15/2013 2:42:18 PM PDT · by Bratch · 103 replies ^ | June 14, 2013 | David Brody
    In an exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, Jeb Bush began to sketch out his case for President of the United States if he decides to run next year. It will be based on my record. And that record was one of solving problems from completely from a conservative perspective. I cut taxes every year, I shrunk the size of government, Jeb Bush tells The Brody File. And as for his critics who say hes too mainstream establishment he offers this: I will be able to, I think, manage my way through all the chirpers out there. We sat...
  • Palin Keynotes Terri Schiavo Gala: All Life Has 'Worth That's Immeasurable'

    04/07/2013 8:37:25 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies ^ | April 6, 2013 | Kevin Scholla
    On Friday night in Philadelphia, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin keynoted an event designed to honor Terri Schiavo and defend life, delivering a heartfelt speech at the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network's Award Gala in front of a packed ballroom of supporters in which she declared that nothing was more "important than defending the right to life." The former Republican vice presidential nominee has been on the front lines defending the unborn as well as those in a persistent vegetative state. Terri Schiavo's case captured the nation's attention in 2005 when, despite the best efforts of her family, she...
  • Pro-Life Perspective: Nat Hentoffs Reflections on Terri Schiavo, part 1

    03/30/2013 6:40:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    PROLIFEPERSPECTIVE ^ | Pro Life Perspective
    Nat Hentoff is no stranger to the pro-life movement and his defense of life in the face of overwhelming opposition is noteworthy. For many, many years, Nat was a columnist for the New York City paper, The Village Voice a paper so liberal that the New York Times almost appears mainstream in comparison. Nestled away in its pages, however, was columnist Nat Hentoff. Nats advocacy for life knows no boundaries. Shortly after the death of Terri Schindler Schiavo, the pro-life quarterly journal, Human Life Review, ran a series of articles analyzing the impact of Terris tragic death. Among the...

    03/29/2013 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Mrs. Don-o | March 29, 2013 | Mrs. Don-o
    REMEMBRANCE of EASTER 2005 Crowd my eyes, you bevies of daffodils, And you forsythias in throngs of cheer, Dandelion galaxies and fountains of trees. Fill my mouth with the breath of hyacinths, you purple air And you roistering breeze. And you quince-buds so eager, you swelling seeds, You squirrels running stitches across the loom Of woven grasses, inflorescent weeds; Jasmine-bush, loop me with your lariats of perfume. Fill me, small birds, with your versicles, And chuckled replies. She is bleeding from the mouth and eyes. Sate me then, Sun, all dapple and spangle Crowd out all else Lade me and...
  • A Horrible Easter Anniversary: The Killing of Terri Schiavo

    03/25/2013 5:13:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 176 replies
    lifenews ^ | Debi Vinnedge
    As Holy Week begins and we reflect on the passion of Jesus Christ, it is especially appropriate to remember another person who eight years ago at this time was subjected to a tortuous, brutal and heinous death one whose anniversary falls this year on Easter Sunday: Terri Schindler-Schiavo. And just as the Church now ushers in our new Pope Francis, I am reminded how two days after Terris death we also lost our Holy Father. As Pope John Paul II lay dying at the Vatican his aides would later tell the Schindlers that when he learned of Terris death,...
  • Terri Schiavo Case Reveals How We Treated Disabled Americans

    03/24/2013 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    lifenews ^ | Steven Ertelt
    by Cathy Cleaver Ruse March 24, 2005 Note: Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Esq., is the Director of Planning and Information for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities. The following editorial originally appeared in Newsday. TERRI SCHIAVO is at the heart of a human tragedy being played out in our nation, and watched by the world. Her husband wants to remove her feeding tube, saying this is her wish, while her parents and siblings vigorously disagree that she would have wanted to die. Since last Friday, Schiavo has faced each new day without food or water, by...
  • Gov. Palin to speak at event in remembrance of Terri Schiavo

    01/23/2013 3:37:44 PM PST · by Kolath · 14 replies
    Sarah Palin Journal ^ | 1/23/2012 | Christian Newswire
    The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network annually marks the anniversary of her death with Terri's Day. This year Sarah Palin will be the honored speaker at the networks Award Gala, which will follow Terris Memorial Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput of the Diocese of Philadelphia.
  • The Dictators of Non-Compassion: Gary Harvey Case and the Unexpected Twist

    01/10/2013 10:55:32 AM PST · by Bearded_One
    American Clarion ^ | December 27, 2012 | Carrie K. Hutchens
    How long has it been since Gary Harvey fell down those basement stairs? Some days it seems as though it was only yesterday, but it wasnt. It was January 21, 2006. It has been nearly seven years and little has changed, since the county took over and began their reign of merciless dictatorship. Oh, Gary & Sara Harvey have gotten seven years older and he is no longer in the nursing home, but a ward connected to St. Joseph Hospital. Only his location has changed, as the desperate and uncalled for battle goes on with the power hungry feeding upon,...
  • Brother testifies in favor of Terri Schiavo Day

    01/19/2012 6:51:47 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 21 replies
    Greeley Gazette ^ | January 13, 2012 | Matt Lacy
    Brother testifies in favor of Terri Schiavo Day by Matt Lacy Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo testified on Tuesday in support of a New Hampshire bill proclaiming March 31 of each year as a day to remember Terri Schiavo. Schiavo, who spent 15 years on a feeding tube, became a focal point over the right to die issue and highlighted the need for individuals to have a living will specifying their wishes.. On February 25, 1990 Schiavo collapsed while at home. After being admitted to the hospital, doctors were unable to determine an exact cause of...
  • Shades of Schiavo: euthanasia case of girl nagging at Mitt Romney

    11/14/2011 1:40:54 PM PST · by Fred · 2 replies
    Baptists for Life ^ | 111411 | Baptists for Life
    Shades of Schiavo: euthanasia case of girl nagging at Mitt Romney | Naked Politics: On the day Mitt Romney announced the support of social conservatives, the Republican blogosphere buzzed with reports about how a state agency under the former Massachusetts governor tried to pull the plug on a brain-damaged girl who ultimately came out of a coma. The report about Haleigh Poutre surfaced on The Shark Tank blog in a sign that some conservatives and especially social-conservatives arent comfortable with the Republican frontrunner.
  • Free advance care planning session offered

    04/10/2011 5:35:48 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 115 replies
    Grand Junction Free Press ^ | Friday, April 8, 2011 | Sharon Sullivan
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Grand Junction proclaimed Monday as National Health Care Decisions Day, urging all citizens to make their health care wishes known through advance care planning for managing a serious illness, or end-of-life care. Living wills and advance directives are documents that spell out your wishes if you should become incapacitated due to a medical crisis. Millions of people began filling out living wills and advance directives after the 1976 Supreme Court case of Karen Ann Quinlan, whose parents battled with hospital staff who sought to keep Quinlan alive through artificial means, even though she had lapsed into...
  • Death in Springtime: Terri Schiavo and Pope John Paul II

    04/02/2011 4:00:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 2, 2011 | Leticia Velasquez
    It was the first day of spring in 2005. I was at the florist in the seaside village where I grew up, assembling a basket of flowering spring plants for my sister, who had just given birth.Immersing my hands in budding greenery, inhaling the earthy scents—it helped to chase away, for a few moments, the looming death which occupied my mind. Later that evening, watching my sister's pink newborn suck on his tiny fists, I smiled; it was a welcome break from the tragedy that was flooding the airwaves, and leaving me feeling panicked.Terri Schindler Schiavo was being dehydrated to...
  • Beach Boys to Headline Second Terri Schiavo Benefit Concert

    03/23/2011 10:05:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | March 22, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    After country music star Randy Travis thrilled listeners at a concert last year to raise funds for the Terri Schiavo foundation, the Beach Boys are heading up the concert this time around. The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is using the concerts as a way to raise critically-needed funds to support its work helping disabled patients like Terri and their families as the next step of their mission following Terri’s death. She was killed by her husband, who won a highly-disputed court order allowing him to remove her feeding tube and take her life during the course of a...
  • Bobby Schindler Educates, Keeps Sister Terri Schiavos Cause Alive

    11/16/2010 5:26:38 AM PST · by scottfactor · 7 replies ^ | 11/16/2010 | Gina Miller
    With all the darkness and corruption in our government and our world and the myriad political issues that we now must fervently follow, we still must never forget the horrible story of a woman who had committed no crime, but who was nevertheless sentenced to be executed in the most cruel and inhumane way by court order of one lousy judge. Terri Schiavo lives on in our hearts, and especially in the hearts of her family. Her brother Bobby Schindler and her family continue to speak, educate and provide support to many families, on behalf of the Terri Schiavo Life...
  • Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation Change's Name!

    Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation Change's Name! For Immediate Release Contact: Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, 727-490-7603, ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation has changed its name to the "Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network". "This new name better reflects the purpose of our organization -- to continue to develop and update our network to help families protect their loved ones from a very aggressive anti-life agenda taking control of our nation," said Director of Development, Suzanne Vitadamo. The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation was originally founded in the year 2000...
  • Obama orders same-sex hospital visits

    04/15/2010 9:00:23 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 103 replies · 2,757+ views
    President Obama on Thursday signed a memorandum requiring hospitals to allow gays and lesbians to have non-family visitors and to grant their partners medical power of attorney. The president ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit discrimination in hospital visitation. The memo is scheduled to be made public Friday morning, according to an administration official and another source familiar with the White House decision. An official said the new rule will affect any hospital that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding.
  • Piercing the Darkness (the sinister chaos permeating American society)

    04/03/2010 7:06:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 769+ views
    CE ^ | April 2, 2010 | Fr. Thomas Euteneuer
    Even a casual observer of American society can tell that there is a certain sinister chaos spreading throughout every aspect of public life these days. Naturally, as it filters through society it finds its way into our homes, families and personal lives as well. The reports of monumental breakups and takeovers, meltdowns, dysfunctions, cutbacks, disasters, protests, catastrophic events, scandals, and just plain moral chaos are, shall we say, legion, and it does not look like there will be any let up in the dismantling of our formerly decent society any time soon. Public officials and the movers-and-shakers of social...
  • Concert to Support Terri Schiavo Foundation Has Randy Travis, Collin Raye

    04/02/2010 1:12:50 PM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 261+ views ^ | April 2, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Concert to Support Terri Schiavo Foundation Has Randy Travis, Collin Raye Indianapolis, FL ( -- The family of Terri Schiavo, the disabled woman whose husband killed her by depriving her of food and water, will sponsor a benefit concert to raise funds for its foundation to help other patients like her. The show will feature popular country music recording artists Randy Travis and Collin Raye.
  • Today marks fifth annual national memorial for "Terri's Day"

    03/31/2010 4:44:25 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 3 replies · 327+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 | Priests for Life
    "On March 31, five years ago, Terri Schiavo died a court-mandated and government-enforced death," said Fr. Pavone. "I saw for myself, as I held her hand and prayed at her bedside, that this death was not 'peaceful' and 'beautiful' as euthanasia advocates want us to think. Moreover, as health care is placed more and more in the hands of the government, we have to be more vigilant than ever to protect the Terris of today and tomorrow." "Terri's Day" was established by Terri's family and Priests for Life to foster education, prayer, and activism to counter discrimination against the disabled....
  • March 31 Marks Fifth Annual National Memorial for 'Terris Day'

    03/29/2010 10:52:41 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies · 382+ views
    Monday March 29, 2010 March 31 Marks Fifth Annual National Memorial for 'Terris Day' NAPLES, Florida, March 29, 2010 ( Friends of Terri Schiavo are calling on the pro-life community to commemorate her murder by dehydration and starvation on March 31, the anniversary of her death, by learning more about Terri's story and praying for other vulnerable individuals at risk of a similar fate.Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, will be the celebrant and homilist at the Annual National Mass for Terris Day, Wednesday night, March 31 at the Ave Maria Oratory of Ave Maria...
  • In Blatant Show of Bigotry, Foxs Family Guy Mocks Terri Schiavo

    03/25/2010 10:28:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 701+ views
    First Things ^ | March 24, 2010 | Wesley J. Smith
    In the five years since Terri Schiavo was slowly dehydrated to death, her loving family has been subjected to repeated callousness and intentional cruelties–canards about their motives, personal vituperation, etc.. That’s life in the public eye. But now a new line of despicability has been crossed that cannot be allowed to stand.Fox’s Family Guy stooped even beneath its usual scatological obsessions to literally mock a dead woman, whose only “crime” was to have been profoundly cognitively disabled. The episode–which I embedded below only after much thought, opens with a fictional school play, Terri Schiavo: The Musical. In it, Terri is...

    07/17/2003 10:16:06 AM PDT · by Coleus · 92 replies · 1,102+ views ^ | 07.17.03 | Pamela F. Hennessy
    CALL TO ACTIONREGARDING: Terri SchiavoPlease read and forward. Friends, You may already know Terri Schiavo's situation. Many of you have personally expressed your concern about this tragedy that is currently unfolding in the Florida Courts. Matters got worse on Friday, July 10th, when Terri's family was informed that the appellate court would provide no relief. In two weeks, Terri's case will head back to Judge George Greer's court where he will order Terri's starvation death to commence. Terri's family intends to do everything possible to stop this action, but time is running out FAST. One...
  • Terri Schiavo Leaves Hospital, Family Files Lawsuit

    08/22/2003 1:06:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 462+ views | August 22, 2003 | Steven Ertelt
    Clearweater, FL ( -- Terri Schiavo has left the hospital she entered following reports she was coughing up blood. However, her family still says it doesn't have any answers about her medical condition because her husband, Michael, is violating a court order and refusing to disclose the information. His actions prompted family members to file a motion instructing him to release the latest information to them. A 1996 court order requires Michael Schiavo to make medical information available to Terris parents. Bob and Mary Schindler, Terri's parents, and her siblings have been involved in a long, drawn-out legal battle with...
  • Jeb Bush On Sarah Palin: 'I Don't Know What Her Deal Is'

    02/24/2010 5:44:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 170 replies · 3,355+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 24, 2010 | Tom Harnden
    Jeb Bush On Sarah Palin: 'I Don't Know What Her Deal Is.' Toby Harnden February 24th, 2010 Some breathtakingly candid comments from Jeb Bush who could surely be one of the strongest GOP candidates in 2012 should he wish to run about Sarah Palin. They come 18 minutes and 39 seconds into this fascinating Newsmax interview with the former Florida governor. Bush praises her charisma but then says that she needs to add to this some depth of understanding of the complexity of life. She has an innate ability to communicate and connect with folks but seems to...
  • St. Petersburg Beach has special day for coma victim

    02/17/2010 7:51:39 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 18 replies · 436+ views
    St. Petersburg Times (via Google archives) ^ | February 17, 1991 | Times Staff Writer
    This city has proclaimed today Terri Schiavo day. Last year Mrs. Schiavo, 27, suffered a loss of potassium in her body that caused her heart to stop beating and resulted in a coma. She underwent surgery, performed by Dr. Yoshio Hosobudhi of the University of California at San Francisco in December, to implant a stimulator in her brain. The brain stimulator implant was a success, said her husband, Mike. Mrs. Schiavo is slowly emerging from the coma at the Mediplex Medical Center, a neurological care center in Bradenton, he said. She will undergo at least a year of speech, occupational...
  • Vegetative patient "talks" using brain waves

    02/04/2010 9:55:48 AM PST · by NYer · 39 replies · 683+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2010
    LONDON (Reuters) - A man in a deeply unconscious state for five years has been able to communicate with doctors using just his thoughts in a study scientists say is a "game changer" for care of vegetative state patients.British and Belgian researchers used a brain scanner called functional magnetic resonance imaging to show the man, who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in a road accident in 2003, was able to think "yes" or "no" answers to questions by wilfully changing his brain activity. Experts say the result means all patients in coma-like states should be reassessed and it may...
  • Technological Morality (The top ten bioethics stories of the decade)

    01/10/2010 2:03:32 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 275+ views
    CERC ^ | January 10, 2010 | WESLEY J. SMITH
    This isn't an idle exercise. Bioethics matters. The field exerts tremendous influence over the most important questions of public policy and moral values: How should we treat the most vulnerable and dependent among us? What makes us human? Indeed, is it even morally relevant that one is human? Trends in bioethics, thus, illuminate where we are as a society and the nature of the culture we are creating for our progeny. 10: The ascendance of an anti-human environmentalism.Deep ecology, the most radical expression of environmentalism, maintains that human beings are the world's enemy -- the AIDS of the Earth, as...
  • Commentary: The Significance of that Case of the Man Trapped in a "Coma" for 23 Years

    11/24/2009 3:59:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 1,141+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/24/09 | Alex Schadenberg
    By Alex Schadenberg, Chairman, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionNovember 24, 2009 ( - Many people will have read the story of Rom Houben, the Belgium man who was diagnosed as being in a permanent vegetative state (PVS) for 23 years, but who in fact had a condition known as Locked-in Syndrome. A person in locked-in syndrome is fully aware of all of their surroundings and they hear and remember the conversations that take place around them, but due to their cognitive disability they are unable to respond.The case of Rom Houben is significant given that many bioethicists are attempting to redefine...
  • Patient trapped in a 23-year 'coma' was conscious all along

    11/22/2009 5:51:33 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 93 replies · 6,895+ views
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 23rd November 2009 | Allan Hall
    A man thought by doctors to be in a vegetative state for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time, it was revealed last night. Student Rom Houben was misdiagnosed after a car crash left him totally paralysed. He had no way of letting experts, family or friends know he could hear every word they said. Rom Houben was trapped in a coma for 23 years and had no way of letting anyone know he could hear what they were saying (pictured posed by model) 'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear,' said Mr Houben, now 46.
  • Never Tire to Protect Innocents Like Terri Schindler Schiavo

    09/16/2009 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 7 replies · 605+ views
    Hearken The Watchmen ^ | 9/16/09 | Kevin Fobbs
    Five years ago the beginning of the end of Terri Schindler Schiavos life was transforming America into two battle camps, which fought bitterly over to preserve the life of who Terris father Robert Schindler told me he lovingly called his angel, Terri or to let government let her be starved to death. Yet after five years should America just simply move on? Would you simply move on if it were your child who suddenly was incapacitated and went through Terri Schiavos experience? It is an interesting question because there are those in the media and even probably in your office,...
  • Bioethics Tough questions for us all to consider

    09/30/2009 11:22:59 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 1 replies · 632+ views
    Meadville Tribune ^ | October 01, 2009 12:05 am | James F. Drane
    After World War II, the U.S. government invested an enormous amount of money in medicine; medical research, medical procedures and medical technologies. This investment made contemporary scientific medicine into American medicine, characterized by a continuing flow of new treatment possibilities. These advances raised all kinds of ethical questions. Some were personal and individual, others were social and political. Both type questions are addressed by a new academic discipline called bioethics. The first attempt to develop a scientific medicine took place in Greece in the 5th century B.C. It was called Hippocratic medicine. Closely linked with this first scientific medicine was...
  • Individuals In Vegetative States Can Learn, Scientists Find

    09/21/2009 10:36:58 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 23 replies · 1,595+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 09/21/09 | Unknown
    ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2009) Scientists have found that some individuals in the vegetative and minimally conscious states, despite lacking the means of reporting awareness themselves, can learn and thereby demonstrate at least a partial consciousness. Their findings are reported in the online edition of Nature Neuroscience....This learning requires conscious awareness of the relation between stimuli -- the tone precedes and predicts the puff of air to the eye. This type of learning was not seen in the control subjects, volunteers who had been under anaesthesia.
  • Bob Schindler: A pro-Life hero

    09/12/2009 4:38:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 1,118+ views ^ | 9/11/09 | Mark Pickup
    I received a telephone call telling me a friend died of a heart attack. His name was Bob Schindler. His death certificate may say he died of cardiac arrest but those of us who knew Bob know he really died of a broken heart. I first met Bob, his wife Mary and their son Bobby in 2001 while I was in Charlotte, North Carolina to deliver the keynote address at the U.S. National Right to Life Prayer Breakfast. Bob and Mary’s daughter was Terri Schiavo. They approached me to ask for help to save Terri from being starved and...
  • The Passing of a Real Hero

    09/05/2009 6:17:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 1,244+ views
    ce ^ | September 5, 2009 | Fr. Thomas Euteneuer
    [This week] the pro-life movement mourns the loss of Mr. Robert Schindler, Sr., the father of Terri Schindler-Schiavo, whose fight for life captured the heart of the pro-life community in 2005. Mr. Schindler [was buried] in Philadelphia [yesterday] without the fanfare or accolades that are due a real champion who fought one of the most insidious evils of modern society — the legalized murder of the innocent. His funeral [was] not be televised on all the cable news networks, no cardinals [attended] it, and the President of the United States [[did] not deliver the eulogy — thank God. Mr. Schindler,...
  • Terri Schiavo's Father Dies At 71

    08/30/2009 11:49:29 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 9 replies · 511+ views
    MetroSource News | 08/30/2009 | Rory O'Neill
    Terri Schiavo's Father Dies At 71 (St. Petersburg, FL) -- The father of a woman who was at the center of a battle over "end of life" issues has died. Terri Schiavo's dad, Robert Schindler, passed away on Saturday at the age of 71. Schindler, his wife Mary, and their two other children became national figures back in 2005 while fighting to keep Terri alive on a feeding tube, against the wishes of her husband, Michael. Bobby Schindler released a statement saying he was "heartbroken" over the loss of his father and called his father "a man of integrity, character,...
  • Terri Schiavo Father dies (Robert Schindler)

    08/29/2009 8:17:46 PM PDT · by tflabo · 31 replies · 1,250+ views
    My Way News ^ | Aug 29, 2009 | By KELLI KENNEDY
    MIAMI (AP) - The father of Terri Schiavo, who became a national symbol in a closely watched right-to-die fight, has died, his son said Saturday. Robert Schindler was 71. Schindler, a tireless activist through years of legal wrangling, died from heart failure at a hospital in St. Petersburg. Terri Schiavo, who courts ruled was in a "persistent vegetative state," died in 2005 after the feeding tube that had nourished her for years was removed according to her husband's wishes.
  • Terri Schiavo's Father Robert Schindler Dies, Pro-Life Group Mourns His Death

    08/29/2009 10:01:17 AM PDT · by julieee · 21 replies · 802+ views ^ | August 29, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Terri Schiavo's Father Robert Schindler Dies, Pro-Life Group Mourns His Death St. Petersburg, FL -- Robert Schindler, the father of Terri Schiavo, whose former husband subjected her to a painful 13-day starvation and dehydration death, died overnight. Schindler, 72, had been battling health issues and he died of apparent heart failure.
  • Obamacare and the Ghost of Terri Schiavo

    08/12/2009 3:01:17 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 13 replies · 1,130+ views
    Red State ^ | 8-12-09 | Dan McLaughlin
    Obamacare and the Ghost of Terri Schiavo Why Americans Worry About The Democrats Pulling Grandma's Plug Dan McLaughlin Wednesday, August 12th at 4:54PM EDT 2 Comments NPR’s headline on yesterday’s town hall on health care by President Obama: Obama Says His Health Plan Won’t ‘Pull The Plug On Grandma’ The NY Daily News had a similar headline using that quote in this morning’s print edition, as does this Reuters item; the NY Post less delicately shortens the headline to ‘WE WON’T PULL PLUG ON GRANNY’.This is not the place the White House wanted to be in right now. Even George...
  • Florida Senator Jim King dead

    07/26/2009 4:06:13 PM PDT · by walsh · 103 replies · 3,308+ views
    Channel 4 - Jacksonville, FL ^ | July 26, 2009 | walsh
    Former Florida Senate President Jim King, who sometimes fought Gov. Jeb Bush and his own Republican Party over the Terri Schiavo right-to-die battle in 2005, died Sunday after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, a family spokeswoman said. He was 69
  • Speaking of judicial empathy

    07/14/2009 5:09:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies · 572+ views
    July 14, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Speaking of judicial empathy, where was the empathy for the helpless Terri Schiavo as she was dehydrated to death by judicial order, without even the simple kindness of allowing the grieving parents to whet her blistering lips as she was being tortured to death?</p>
  • Gov. Jeb Bush: Why Race to Kill Terri Schiavo but Not Murderers?

    09/24/2004 6:13:34 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 1,714+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 9/24/04 | Carl Limbacher
    To the disgust of Florida's left-wing newspapers, Gov. Jeb Bush has tried to save Terri Schiavo from a gruesome, painful death by dehydration and starvation. Now the usual suspects in the pro-death crowd are rejoicing at the latest ruling by the Democrat-run Florida Supreme Court. But the governor said, "I'm disappointed for the moral reasons of the taking of innocent life without having, I don't think, a full hearing on the facts of what her intent was." He observed that courts can delay death sentences for decades. Will the innocent Mrs. Schiavo be accorded the same privileges granted to vicious...