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  • After 12 Years in a Coma This Man Said “I Was Aware of Everything,” But He’s Not The Only One

    01/23/2015 8:05:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 110 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/23/15 | Ken Connor
    The history of human knowledge as it relates to the human body is a fascinating and terrible thing. In every age, the ability for physicians and other medical practitioners to effectively treat wounds or combat disease has been constrained by the technology – or lack thereof – available at the time. In the past, people often died from illnesses or injuries that are quite treatable today. Over the centuries, we’ve come a long way. Our understanding of human physiology and biology has enabled us to improve quality of life and extend life expectancy beyond anything our ancestors could have imagined.Despite...
  • Romney or Bush: Who would you prefer if you had to choose for 2016 nomination? And Why?

    01/10/2015 7:43:45 AM PST · by inchworm · 498 replies
    I'd take Romney. He seems more like he is learning, understanding, and trying to be more conservative as the years go on. Bush on the other hand is floating ideas that seem far less conservative to me as the years go on. However, CRUZ IS MY TOP CHOICE!!! Go CRUZ!
  • Jeb Bush urges ‘respect’ for gay ‘marriage’

    01/10/2015 4:31:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 93 replies
    life site ^ | Fri Jan 9, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    Less than a month after announcing a possible bid for U.S. president, Jeb Bush is taking criticism from social conservatives after he called for “respect” of gay “marriages” in response to a court decision allowing the unions to proceed in Florida. Earlier this week, the probable Republican presidential candidate told The New York Times, "We live in a democracy, and regardless of our disagreements, we have to respect the rule of law.” “I hope that we can show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue – including couples making lifetime commitments to...
  • Bush Team Sets Bold Fundraising Goal: $100 Million in Three Months [Link Only]

    01/09/2015 6:03:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | January 9, 2015 | Michael C Bender
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-01-09/bush-team-sets-bold-fundraising-goal-100-million-in-three-months
  • Jeb Bush: Republicans Must Respect “Rule of Law” on Gay Marriage

    01/06/2015 12:18:02 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 91 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 1/06/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    I’m glad there’s a moderate Democrat finally running for president. I just wish he were running on the Democratic ticket. Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, called for “respect” of same-sex marriages on Monday as his home state of Florida began allowing gays to wed following a court ruling. Bush, a former governor of Florida, said in a statement that even those like him who oppose same-sex marriage must “respect the rule of law” now that the state’s ban on gay marriages has been ruled unconstitutional. Do you know what else is the law of the land? ObamaCare. So...
  • Jeb Bush calls for ‘respect’ of same-sex marriages

    01/06/2015 5:54:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2014 | Philip Rucker
    Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, called for "respect" of same-sex marriages on Monday as his home state of Florida began allowing gays to wed following a court ruling. Bush, a former governor of Florida, said in a statement that even those like him who oppose same-sex marriage must "respect the rule of law" now that the state's ban on gay marriages has been ruled unconstitutional. By acknowledging legalized gay marriage in Florida -- though stopping short of outright supporting it -- Bush has struck a more conciliatory tone than many of the other Republicans eyeing presidential runs in...
  • ‘MAN OF THE PEOPLE’: Jeb Bush kicks off 2016 ‘exploration’ in Greenwich, Conn.

    01/05/2015 12:32:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 5, 2014 | Staff
    Last month, Jeb Bush announced that he would actively explore a run for president in 2016, and it’s never too early to start lining up the dollars: 2016 “exploration” has kicked off: The Republican will raise money for his newly-created leadership PAC at a reception Wednesday in the hometown of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Proof that not all of Greenwich winters in Florida, a popular tax-Haven for Connecticut residents, Bush will be hosted by an assemblage of relatives and political allies with ties to his father and brother. The excitement among conservatives is not palpable.
  • Tea Partiers Are Right: Jeb Is a RINO

    12/28/2014 6:10:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 56 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 18, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    o Jeb Bush might be running for president. The rest of the world must be howling with laughter. Apparently, the American political establishment isn't just afraid of new ideas, it's afraid of new people. It wants things so much the same, it's seeking blood guarantees, like the old Euro aristocracies that sealed military alliances with marriages. It's pathetic, and if Bush-Clinton turns out to be the general election menu, it's going to make kleptocratic paradises like the Soviet Union or the PRC look like vibrant democracies in comparison. And man, could anything be less exciting, less of an inspiration to...
  • Everyone Says Jeb Bush Is A Conservative – Except Conservatives

    12/28/2014 4:00:44 PM PST · by xzins · 61 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 28 Dec 14 | CHQ Staff
    We here at CHQ have observed an interesting phenomenon about former Florida Governor Jeb Bush – hardly a week passed after he met with Senator John McCain to discuss how to obtain the Republican presidential nomination without being a conservative until testimonials started flowing about how conservative Jeb is. Of course these testimonials are mostly coming from Democrats and the establishment media, but they are slowly, but inexorably filling the top pages of Google, so that soon they will become the conventional wisdom. Typical of this remaking of Jeb Bush were the comments former Democratic Florida State Senator Dan Gelber...
  • JEB BUSH: "I HAVE NO PROBLEMS" PUSHING FOR AMNESTY BILL DURING GOP '16 PRIMARY

    12/17/2014 2:29:49 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 82 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Dec 17,2014 | TONY COOK
    Just hours after he announced his plan "actively explore" a 2016 presidential run on Monday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would have "no problems" pushing for comprehensive immigration reform in a GOP primary.
  • Glenn Beck to Headline Third Annual Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award Gala

    12/02/2014 6:42:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life news ^ | 12/2/14 | Bobby Schindler
    The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is pleased to announce two events, as part of Terri’s Day 2015, that will be held in Philadelphia on March 31st, 2015, the 10-year anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death. Glenn Beck, nationally recognized radio and television host, founder of TheBlaze, and eight time New York Times bestselling author, will be the honored speaker at the 3rd Annual Life & Hope Award Gala on Tuesday, March 31st, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Union League of Philadelphia. The evening will include the presentation of the “Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award,” which honors an...
  • Jeb Bush meets with major Wall Street donors to prepare for potential 2016 presidential run

    11/19/2014 6:35:27 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/19/2014 | BY BRIAN NIEMIETZ , DAN FRIEDMAN
    The former Florida governor quietly met with Wall Street executives on Monday in a Manhattan bank to lay down the necessary ground work for a run by lining up donors. It was his fifth visit to the city since June.
  • Democratic Rep: This Kaci Hickox dustup is just like the Terri Schiavo case

    10/30/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 30, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    This clip confirms the extent to which condescension on the left has replaced efforts to convince those skeptical of the medical community’s assessment of Ebola’s communicability of their error. In an appearance on CNN on Thursday, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) sought to assure the viewing audience that everyone (including, presumably, the Democratic governors of California, New Hampshire, and New York) is overreacting to the threat of Ebola. When probed by anchor Carol Costello as to why the president’s freshly appointed “Ebola Czar,” Ron Klain, has not come out publicly and assured the nation that there is no medical need to...
  • 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 à 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...
  • George P. Bush Says Dad 'Moving Forward' on 2016

    10/26/2014 11:39:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 26, 2014 | Ken Thomas
    Jeb Bush is "moving forward" on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he'll enter the Republican race. That's the opinion of his son, who's running for office in Texas. George P. Bush tells ABC's "This Week" that his father is "still assessing" a presidential bid, but it seems more likely he'll seek the presidency this time. The former Florida governor declined to run for president in 2012 despite encouragement from Republicans.
  • 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...
  • Media: Dying of Thirst is Excruciating Agony, Except if It’s Someone Like Terri Schiavo

    08/11/2014 10:34:25 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/11/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Health writer Larry Bernstein of the Washington Post has written an excruciating column about how awful and painful it is to die by thirst. The article laments–as any civilized person would–the potential mass deaths by dehydration of the Yazidi at the hand of the butchers of ISIS in Iraq.Dying of dehydration is an awful death. From the piece: I’m not about to start ranking the horrors visited on the human body this summer, from Ebola in West Africa to bombs and bullets in Gaza and Israel. But thousands of particularly excruciating deaths may soon be added to the list by...
  • Blitzer: If Republicans ‘Want to Win,’ They Need Jeb Bush

    04/25/2014 8:14:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 25, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    In late 2011, nearing the eve of the formal start of the 2012 presidential election cycle, America’s liberal commentators had already watched a series of Republican presidential debates and formed their opinions of the prospective GOP candidates. Most determined that former Massachusetts governor and eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, was an unsavory conservative, but he was a preferable alternative to his Republican competition. In fact, the left-leaning political press was so much more concerned about Romney’s arch-conservative competitors that they were willing to overlook the former governor’s offenses to liberal orthodoxy. According to the left-of-center press, virtually all of the Republican...
  • Report: Jeb Bush on Board of Directors of Pro-Obamacare Company

    04/21/2014 8:40:46 PM PDT · by This Just In · 48 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wanted to cash out after he left office, but those business entanglements may hurt him if he chooses to run for the GOP nomination in a party that is increasingly becoming opposed to crony capitalism. According to a report in The New York Times, "Bush left public office seven years ago with a net worth of $1.3 million and an unapologetic determination to expand his wealth, telling friends that his finances had suffered during his time in government."
  • PET Scans Offer Clues on Vegetative States

    04/15/2014 7:55:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr 15, 2014 | Denise Grady
    People who are vegetative for a year are thought to have little or no chance of recovering, and the condition can become grounds for withdrawing medical treatment. Terri Schiavo, in a vegetative state for 15 years, died in 2005 in Florida after courts allowed the removal of her feeding tube. Researchers say the findings support the idea that some patients who appear vegetative have some level of consciousness that they cannot show — perhaps low, but real — and the potential to recover.
  • Jeb Bush's Amnesty Comments Booed at Freedom Summit

    04/14/2014 5:48:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014, 7:09 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    The mention of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was resoundingly booed when Donald Trump brought up Bush's comments about illegal immigration being "an act of love." Speaking at the inaugural Freedom Summit in New Hampshire on Saturday, which was organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, Trump said he has heard a lot of crazy things but that Bush's comment was “out there.”“And he was talking about people that come into this country illegally, they do it for love,” he said, according to The Hill. “And I said, say it again I didn’t get — that’s one I’ve never heard before…...
  • Connecticut Republicans applaud Jeb & McMahon gets award

    04/12/2014 3:45:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    WRAL ^ | SUSAN HAIGH
    Republicans, to be seen as a young and dynamic political party, must present a positive agenda that restores opportunity for social mobility and reforms the nation's immigration policies, former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday. Bush, appearing at a major fundraiser named after his late grandfather U.S. Sen. Prescott Bush, received loud applause from the crowd of nearly 800 Connecticut Republicans for his immigration reform stance.
  • Jeb Bush: ‘It’s Not An American Value To Allow People To Stay In The Shadows’

    04/11/2014 5:57:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 143 replies
    AP ^ | April 11, 2014
    With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for the Republican Party. The former Florida governor sparked a conservative furor this week when he described illegal immigration in an interview as an “act of love” by people trying to provide for their families. Backing Bush are some of the GOP’s most powerful insiders and financiers, who are hoping the party can woo Hispanic voters and rebound from Mitt Romney’s damaging “self-deportation” rhetoric in 2012. “The...
  • Ted Cruz on Jeb Bush: "Rule of law matters"

    04/08/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | April 8, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says illegal immigrants endure “heartbreaking” conditions, but wouldn’t agree with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that they aren’t committing a felony. “We’re a nation of immigrants, we need to celebrate that, but at the same time, rule of law matters,” Cruz said Monday on CNN’s “The Lead.”
  • Brain Death: Making the Distinctions

    01/22/2014 3:26:07 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 22, 2014 | Matthew Hanley
    Hundreds of thousands of people will be marching around the country today to protest the wholesale slaughter of life in the womb. Catholics and others have kept that fight alive, to good effect, for decades. But as a faith that values both faith and reason, Catholicism makes careful distinctions on other life issues as well.Most people, for instance, are not familiar with what, specifically, constitutes brain death. It is not the most pleasant of topics to ponder. And, thank God, few of us have a pressing reason to do so. But the tragic case of a 13-year-old Oakland girl, Jahi...
  • The Day I Met John Paul II in a Pizza Joint (Joked: Catholic Church will collapse. But what if..)

    10/05/2013 10:58:24 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 16 replies
    Aleteia ^ | October 4, 2013 | Cari Donaldson
    For nearly a decade I wandered in a spiritual wasteland trying to find God, but looking for him everywhere but in Christianity. I looked for him in New Age occult practices, in Buddhism, and the world’s other non-Christian organized religions. One day, while living deep in the Bible Belt, I came across a Chick tract, which insisted that Catholics were Satanists who worshipped something he called a “Death Cookie.” The tract was so jarringly abrasive, I felt indignant on behalf of Catholics. In an attempt to disprove the wild accusations of Jack Chick, I found myself researching Catholicism for the...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Palin: Terri Schiavo's story strengthens our resolve to fight for life

    04/06/2013 5:22:21 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 9 replies
    The SPJ ^ | April 6, 2013 | Kevin Scholla
    Friday night in Philadelphia, Governor Sarah Palin proved what we already expected. She was the perfect choice to keynote an event designed to honor Terri Schiavo and defend life. Palin delivered a heartfelt speech at the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s Award Gala in front of a packed ballroom of supporters. “Her plight, her journey, taught Americans who we are and what we can be,” Palin said speaking about Schiavo. “Her story is certainly not over.” Governor Palin referred to Schiavo as a beautiful young woman with unquenchable spirit. She assured the crowd that Terri continues to teach with...
  • Sarah Palin to Headline Dinner Recalling Euthanasia of Terri Schiavo

    04/04/2013 6:27:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Governor Sarah Palin will headline a dinner recalling the life and painful euthanasia death of Terri Schiavo, who was subjected to two weeks of starvation and dehydration by a husband who no longer wanted to care of her. Though the events surrounding her death were very difficult for Terri and her family, the foundation that bears her name is turning a negative into a positive. The national controversy that erupted over the court-ordered decision that ended Terri Schiavo’s life by removing her feeding tube in 2005 has been channeled into a positive effort of awareness, education and advocacy through 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...
  • Remembering My Sister, Terri Schiavo: Her Death Was Just the Beginning

    04/01/2013 3:33:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    Life news ^ | Bobby Schindler
    For members of any family, an order of execution issued by a judge for a loved one is devastating news – it’s catastrophic to learn that someone you have known all your life is going to be killed by the state. That’s what happened to my family when, on March 31, 2005, Terri Schiavo died as a result of Florida probate judge George W. Greer’s ruling to sentence my sister to death. Her crime? She was profoundly brain injured, could not speak or fend for herself and had a loving family that wanted, more than anything, to just bring her...
  • Terri Schiavo Dies After Enduring 13 Day Court-Ordered Starvation

    03/31/2013 5:19:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    lifenews ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Terri Schiavo Dies After Enduring 13 Day Court-Ordered Starvation by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor March 31, 2005 Pinellas Park, FL (LifeNews.com) — Terri Schiavo has passed away after enduring 13 days of a painful starvation and dehydration death that six state and federal courts declined to prevent. While her family will remember a loving daughter and sister, her death will be the beginning of a renewed debate about euthanasia and end of life issues. Terri died Thursday morning at Woodside Hospice, and Paul O’Donnell, a Franciscan monk who has been a spokesman for the Schindlers during the last two weeks,...
  • Pro-Life Perspective: Nat Hentoff’s Reflections on Terri Schiavo, Part 2

    03/30/2013 6:42:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    prolife perspective ^ | prolife perspective
    The court-ordered starvation and dehydration death of Terri Schindler Schiavo eight years ago marked a watershed moment in our nation’s history. Millions of people both here and around the world became suddenly faced the reality that our society is not only willing, but seemingly eager, to treat those with disabilities as if they are expendable. Among the many commentaries and reflections published in the wake of Terri’s death was a series of analyses in the pro-life publication Human Life Review. Yesterday we began discussing one of those articles written by columnist Nat Hentoff. In it, Nat wrote about society’s progression...
  • 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...
  • A Horrible Easter Anniversary: The Killing of Terri Schiavo

    03/26/2013 12:51:15 AM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 3/25/13 | 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,...
  • 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...
  • Governor Sarah Palin to Deliver Keynote Address at Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award Gala

    02/07/2013 9:50:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is delighted to announce that Moe & Sana Maraachli will receive the 2013 Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award at the first Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network Award Gala on Friday, April 5, in Philadelphia. In 2011, an international controversy erupted over Joseph Maraachli (Baby Joseph) after Canadian physicians refused to perform a tracheotomy, calling the procedure invasive and futile. This would have ultimately led to Joseph’s imposed death. The Maraachlis courageously fought to have Joseph, who was diagnosed with a neurologic disorder called Leigh’s disease, transferred to the United States, contending...
  • Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end

    11/29/2012 12:08:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/29/12 | Sue Reid and Simon Caldwell
    Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.
  • Dehydrate dementia patients to death to save money: British Medical Journal editorial

    07/16/2012 6:10:54 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 110 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 07/16/12 | Hilary White
    Dehydrate dementia patients to death to save money: British Medical Journal editorial by Hilary White, Rome CorrespondentMon Jul 16, 2012 15:38 EST July 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The courts should not interfere with doctors who want to dehydrate to death incapacitated patients who are a drain on scarce financial resources, according to an editorial in this week’s edition of the prestigious British Medical Journal. Raanan Gillon, emeritus professor of medical ethics and former chairman of the Institute of Medical Ethics governing body, wrote that a ruling last year by the High Court against dehydrating an incapacitated patient to death was...
  • Hungry: Young Filmmaker Takes on Euthanasia

    06/15/2012 4:36:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LiveAction News ^ | 6/14/12 | Josh Craddock
    What would it be like to starve to death in silence? Can you imagine dying of thirst, but not being able to ask for a glass of water? Student and aspiring filmmaker Adam Hardy, 22, puts his viewers in the shoes of a woman in just that situation.Based on the true story of Terri Schiavo and others like her, Hungry reminds us of the discrimination that people with disabilities face and the sanctity of all human life. Since Live Action is a youth-led movement dedicated to building a culture of life, we love sharing what other young people are doing to communicate life-affirming...
  • Bioethicist argues PVS diagnosed patients should not be kept alive

    04/12/2012 4:17:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/11/12 | Peter Baklinski
    April 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - If an American bioethicist gets her way, all patients evaluated as being in a “permanent vegetative state” (PVS) would by default have artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) withdrawn unless they have made a prior wish to be kept alive. In the March 2012 issue of Bioethics, Dr. Catherine Constable argues that “in the absence of clear evidence that the patient would opt for this existence over death, keeping him alive by any means of assistance is ethically more problematic than allowing him to die.” Terri Schiavo was declared to be in a PVS state and...
  • Suzanne Schindler: Terri Schiavo’s Death Was Wake-Up Call: Euthanasia Benefits No One

    04/04/2012 4:12:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/4/12 | Suzanne Schindler
    We must never forget Terri and the premature, unthinkable death she endured. Last March 31st was the seventh anniversary of my sister, Terri Schiavo’s death. Terri was starved and dehydrated to death by those who value killing the innocent ahead of preserving life, and who put God second to the powers of a corrupt legal and government system—or leave Him out of the equation, entirely. Terri never wanted to die, and in fact told us just the opposite—that she wanted to live. As we look back on all she endured, we realize that Terri did not die in vain. For...
  • On 7th anniversary of death, Mass commemorates Terri Schiavo: Priest compares her killing to 9-11

    04/02/2012 4:34:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/2/12 | John-Henry Westen
    AVE MARIA, FL, April 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The 7th anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo was commemorated by a Mass at the Ave Maria Oratory at Ave Maria University Friday evening. Terri’s remaining family - her mother Mary Schindler, brother Bobby and sister Suzanne - were all in attendance, along with pro-life leaders and activists from across North America. Homilist Fr. Denis Wilde, Associate Director of Priests for Life, vividly recalled the “crisis period that gripped our nation leading up to the final week of March 2005 in Pinellas Park.” It involved, he recalled, “day and night media,...
  • Bobby Schindler: Drinking the Pro-Death Kool-Aid

    04/01/2012 10:01:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/31/12 | Bobby Schindler
    Lately, Americans have been quick to disparage other countries for their approach to life and death issues. In particular, many Americans have been outraged at the Netherlands’ policies regarding euthanasia, assisted suicide, infanticide and the killing of those with mental illnesses. As Americans, we haven’t been entirely intellectually honest in addressing why these things have become so prevalent in Europe. After all, we would never allow that kind of immorality or degradation of human life. Not in this great nation. Right? Wrong. Americans had better look again and take the time to rethink their value systems. Because if you honestly...
  • "Terri Schiavo Priest" Issues Anniversary Statement

    03/28/2012 4:12:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | 3/26/12 | Father Frank Pavone
    New York, NY -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, who became known as the "Terri Schiavo Priest" because of his involvement in the case back in 2005, issued the following statement in preparation for the seventh anniversary of her death on March 31: "None of us who were in Terri's room during her final weeks and hours will ever forget the intense spiritual and emotional impact of that experience. Terri's death was not a dignified, peaceful, beautiful event, like the proponents of euthanasia want to paint it. Instead, it was violent, ugly, and offensive to the...
  • Mass Will Mark 7th Anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s Death

    03/07/2012 4:00:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/7/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network has announced that Ave Maria University will once again host “The National Mass for Terri’s Day” at the Ave Maria Oratory at Ave Maria University, located near Naples, Florida. Terri was killed on March 31, 2005 when her former husband won a protracted legal battle against the Schindler family for the right to disconnect her feeding tube. Doctors who examined Terri say she was not in a persistent vegetative state and that her condition could have been improved has she been given access to more medical care and rehabilitative treatment. The International Day...
  • Artificial nutrition and hydration should normally be withdrawn, says doctor

    03/02/2012 4:38:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 77 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 3/2/12 | Michael Cook
    An American doctor argues in the latest issue of the leading journal Bioethics that artificial nutrition and hydration should be withdrawn from all patients in a permanent vegetative state – unless there is clear evidence that they want to be kept alive. Dr Catherine Constable, of New York University School of Medicine, studied bioethics at the Ethox Centre at Oxford University. She argues that the current presumption in favour of maintaining ANH is misguided. It is not in the interests of the patient nor, because of its cost, in the interest of society.However, her argument is not based upon cost,...