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  • 'Clinton Cash' author to take on Jeb Bush next

    04/23/2015 5:28:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 23, 2015 | NICK GASS
    EXCERPT “What we’re doing is a drill-down investigation of Jeb’s finances similar to what we did with the Clintons in terms of looking at financial dealings, cronyism, who he’s been involved with,” Schweizer told Bloomberg Politics. “We’ve found some interesting things.” (snip) Schweizer told Bloomberg that his team of researchers has been poring over financial details from the former Florida governor for about four months.
  • Jeb Bush Says Republicans Should Confirm Loretta Lynch as the New Attorney General

    04/18/2015 2:00:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    LatinPost.com ^ | 2015-04-18 | Selena Hill
    Jeb Bush called on Republicans in the Senate to stop holding up the confirmation of the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. attorney general. Lynch has been waiting for 160 days for congress to take a vote on her nomination, which is more than five times the amount of time that Janet Reno waited to be confirmed as President Bill Clinton's attorney general and three times the length of days that John Ashcroft waited to be confirmed as the attorney general under the George W. Bush Administration, reports The Huffington Post. However, a majority of the Republicans...
  • Jeb Bush: Maybe Medicare recipients should be required to sign advance directives (Terry Schiavo)

    04/17/2015 3:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush on Friday once again defended his decision to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman whose death capped an intense national debate about ethics and politics, but also suggested that Medicare recipients should be required to outline end-of-life care plans before accepting the benefits. "I don’t think I would have changed anything," he said in response to a questioner during a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast here Friday. "I stayed within the constitutional responsibilities or authority that I had. We changed the law first and then a year later it...
  • Jeb Bush Pushes Republicans to Cave to Obama Executive Amnesty, Approve Loretta Lynch!

    04/16/2015 9:45:02 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has joined Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to abandon his pre-election promise to fight President Obama’s executive amnesty by holding a vote to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. “I think that presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said in New Hampshire at an event with about 95 voters and “a horde of media,” according to Time Magazine’s Zeke Miller. “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as Attorney General,” Bush said, echoing a talking point that...
  • Jeb Bush: Loretta Lynch deserves a vote

    04/16/2015 7:31:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 87 replies
    NASH96.3 ^ | 4/16/2015 | Nash96.3 (fromCNN)
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suggested in New Hampshire on Thursday that Senate Republicans should allow a vote on Loretta Lynch, the White House attorney general nominee.</p> <p>“I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said at a “Politics and Pies” event in Concord, where he is testing the message he will deliver if he runs for president. “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as attorney general.”</p>
  • Jeb Bush, Luis Gutierrez To Keynote Pro-amnesty Hispanic Group’s Convention

    04/13/2015 10:28:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/15 | Breitbart News
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Luis Gutierriez (D-IL) will be keynote speakers for a pro-amnesty Hispanic group’s convention in April. Bush and Gutierrez, both of whom have been vocal about the need for a comprehensive amnesty bill, will headline the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference’s (NHCLC) annual convention, which will be held April 28-30 in Houston. “We are thrilled to have such prestigious speakers join us for this very important gathering,” NHCLC President Rev. Samuel Rodriguez said in a statement. “This convention will bring together influential Christian Hispanic leaders from around the world to address vital issues of...
  • I Will Never Forget the Look of Horror on My Sister Terri Schiavo’s Face the Day She Died

    03/30/2015 7:32:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 71 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Bobby Schindler
    On March 18, 2005, my sister, Terri Schiavo, began her thirteen day agonizing death after the feeding tube – supplying her food and water – was removed. Terri was cognitively disabled and had difficulty swallowing and therefore needed a feeding tube. Terri was not on any “life support”, nor was she sick or dying. Nonetheless, she received her death sentence ordered by Circuit Court Judge, George W. Greer of Pinellas County Florida. Greer’s order to remove Terri’s feeding tube was in response to her estranged husband and guardian, Michael Schiavo, requesting permission from the court to kill his disabled wife....
  • REMEMBRANCE OF EASTER 2005

    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. http://jebbushemails.com/email/search 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 America’s 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 ŕ la Mitt Romney, no gathering at Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport to go over the pros and cons. “I don’t think it’ll 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. There’s 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 Poutre’s 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 Haleigh’s 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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
    CBN.com ^ | 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 he’s 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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 Hentoff’s 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. Nat’s 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 Terri’s tragic death. Among the...
  • REMEMBRANCE of EASTER 2005

    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 Terri’s 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 Terri’s 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 LifeNews.com 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 network’s Award Gala, which will follow Terri’s 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 wasn’t. 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 – aren’t 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 Schiavo’s Cause Alive

    11/16/2010 5:26:38 AM PST · by scottfactor · 7 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 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, bschindler@terrisfight.org 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 2, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Concert to Support Terri Schiavo Foundation Has Randy Travis, Collin Raye Indianapolis, FL (LifeNews.com) -- 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. http://LifeNews.com/bio3083.html
  • Today marks fifth annual national memorial for "Terri's Day"

    03/31/2010 4:44:25 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 3 replies · 327+ views
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | 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 'Terri’s 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 'Terri’s Day' NAPLES, Florida, March 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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 Terri’s Day, Wednesday night, March 31 at the Ave Maria Oratory of Ave Maria...
  • In Blatant Show of Bigotry, Fox’s 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...
  • TERRI SCHIAVO, SCHINDLER FAMILY - URGENT!!! Call to Action

    07/17/2003 10:16:06 AM PDT · by Coleus · 92 replies · 1,102+ views
    http://www.terrisfight.org ^ | 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
    LifeNews.com | August 22, 2003 | Steven Ertelt
    Clearweater, FL (LifeNews.com) -- 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 Terri’s 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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 Schiavo’s life was transforming America into two battle camps, which fought bitterly over to preserve the life of who Terri’s 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 Schiavo’s 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
    MarkPickup.org ^ | 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 MaryÂ’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,...