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  • Terri Schiavo Archives: A Permanent Place at Ave Maria University for Learning Terri Schiavo's...

    01/19/2017 7:35:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    christiannewswire ^ | January 18, 2017 | staff
    FULL TITLE: Terri Schiavo Archives: A Permanent Place at Ave Maria University for Learning Terri Schiavo's Historic Story PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Terri Schiavo's 2005 death by starvation and dehydration marked the start of America's slide toward treating euthanasia generally, and assisted suicide specifically, as if they were forms of medicine. Knowing the true story of Terri's fight is important for understanding the roots of America's culture of death. Since Terri Schiavo's death, her parents and siblings—Mary and Robert Schindler, and siblings Bobby and Suzanne—have envisioned a supportive, permanent home for the public records that tell the...
  • Still Waiting

    02/02/2007 3:49:53 AM PST · by 8mmMauser · 1,706 replies · 16,697+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 1/29/2007 | Carrie K. Hutchens
    I don't know about anyone else, but I am still waiting for Michael Schiavo to make a correction on his blog about what "actually" took place in Colorado when he went there (to the debate) to supposedly ask Congresswoman Musgrave one question and she and her staff supposedly tried to have him removed. He called it, "My unreal night in Colorado - with radio link" (Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 08:05:14 PM PST). I'll say (from what I read) that it was his "unreal night". As I said before in "Standing up and Admitting a Mistake: Not Schiavo's Style?",  if...
  • Terri's Day and nation's independence protects life culture

    05/30/2006 11:14:37 AM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 1,830 replies · 15,479+ views
    Renew America ^ | May 29, 2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    Terri's Day and nation's independence protects life culture Kevin Fobbs May 29, 2006 America's Culture of Life is truly the legacy of one woman whose death forever changed our nation because of actions that were not in her hands but in those of her husband and his lawyers. Yet for millions of Americans we will forever link our own celebration of our nation's independence to the courage of the Schindler family to go forward past the tragedy, past the personal sorrow, past the searing anguish to help America draw a distinct line in the sand, to issue a clarion call...
  • What if it had been your child to suffer as Terri Schiavo did?

    04/10/2006 9:51:17 AM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 209 replies · 4,133+ views
    Renew America ^ | April 10, 2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    What if it had been your child to suffer as Terri Schiavo did? Kevin Fobbs April 10, 2006 Should America just simply move on if it was 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, your neighborhood or even your family who have said well just let the "poor woman" rest. Well I don't think America can do that because it could have been said about any innocent person who was taken to a crucifixion, or lynched from...
  • Constitutional amendment would have protected Terri Schiavo from starvation death

    04/04/2006 9:51:17 AM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 18 replies · 751+ views
    Renew America ^ | April 3, 2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    Constitutional amendment would have protected Terri Schiavo from starvation death Kevin Fobbs April 3, 2006 Terri Schiavo would be alive today if the Founding Fathers had only thought to add to the Constitution "Food and Water" to the basic inalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. There would be no need of an official Terri's Day. The Founding Fathers did not consider hydration and nutrition because it appeared no civilized nation at the time had deprived their citizens, not even their convicted criminals of that basic right, so therefore the thinking had to be, why include the obvious?...
  • A Sad Anniversary

    03/27/2006 8:47:18 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Freedom News ^ | March 22, 2006 | Tim
    The end of this month marks the anniversary of the judicially-ordered killing of Terri Schiavo, age 41, carried out at the behest of her husband who was living with another woman and his Scientologist lawyer. She was not brain-dead. She could breathe on her own. Yet despite the best efforts of Terri's family and the pro-life and disability-rights communities, the courts ordered Terri Schiavo to be killed by dehydration. Rush Limbaugh described the day as "the day our country hit rock bottom." One year later, it is still an apt description. Terri Schiavo left no written instructions nor a living...
  • Michael Schiavo's statements make best case for Terri's Day movement

    03/27/2006 1:07:31 PM PST · by KevinNuPac · 4 replies · 539+ views
    Renew America ^ | March 27,2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    Michael Schiavo's statements make best case for Terri's Day movement Kevin Fobbs March 27, 2006 Michael Schiavo attempted to appear pious as he answered NBC Matt Lauer's question on what was Terri's wishes on end of life on Dateline Sunday evening. It was pure theater but what many viewers may have missed was the essence of Michael Schiavo's answer when he claimed Terri did not want to be a "burden" to anyone. Being a burden is why the court allowed her to be killed. Being a burden is now a mortal crime punishable by death. Didn't America hear the argument...
  • Terri Schiavo became victim of Michigan's Dr. Death

    03/22/2006 10:38:49 AM PST · by KevinNuPac · 49 replies · 1,744+ views
    Renew America ^ | March 21, 2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    Terri Schiavo became victim of Michigan's Dr. Death Kevin Fobbs March 21, 2006 He was an author of the macabre — an artist who relished in morbid artwork. A failed movie producer who perfected a machine in 1989 called "the Thanatron" — meaning "death machine" in Greek — which he used the very next year to usher in an era — a new era labeled for his moniker, "Dr. Death" inextricably tied to a new culture of death. Approximately 130 people became victims of his death machine — including one 27 year-old Floridian woman. Her name: Terri Schindler Schiavo who...
  • Defying the Death Culture (Stoke Victim Nearly Suffered the fate of Terri Schiavo)

    06/11/2005 5:33:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 1,897+ views
    The New American ^ | 05.16.05 | Ann V. Shibler
    New Zealand-born Kate Adamson-Klugman experienced a double brainstem stroke in 1995 at the age of 33. She was helpless and completely paralyzed, suffering from "locked-in syn­drome." Kate thought she was clear in her own mind about what she would want if she ever experienced a catastrophic injury or illness. She knew she would face death bravely; she wanted no heroics. But as she lay in an intensive care unit, listening to the doctors talk about her own impending death and their plans not to treat her, her ideas of medical aid toward incapacitated persons drastically changed. Her own will to...
  • Schiavo autopsy does not alter church's pro-life stand, official says

    06/18/2005 6:34:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies · 668+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 06.17.05 | Nancy Frazier O'Brien
    Schiavo autopsy does not alter church's pro-life stand, official says WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The autopsy results on Terri Schindler Schiavo are irrelevant to the church's stand in support of her human dignity and against removal of her feeding tube in March, a Catholic pro-life official said June 16. "Our position was not based on predictions about her likelihood of recovery," said Richard M. Doerflinger, deputy director of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, in a telephone interview from Chicago. "It was based on her dignity as a human person." Schiavo, 41, died March 31, nearly two weeks after her...
  • Teaching Euthanasia (in American Catholic universities)

    06/10/2005 9:56:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 44 replies · 5,187+ views
    Crisis ^ | June 2005 | Patrick J.Reilly
    Teaching EuthanasiaBy Patrick J.Reilly The intense battle to prevent Terri Schiavo's husband from removing her feeding tube was horrible enough. To think that some American Catholic universities—and their ethics, theology, law, and medical professors—bear some responsibility for Schiavo's  slow death is almost too much to imagine. Yet prior to Schiavo's death, professors from top Catholic universities helped convince the courts and the public that removing her feeding tube was acceptable and consistent with Catholic teaching—even while the Vatican said it was euthanasia. Several professors sought to publicly undermine Pope John Paul II's clear statements on the moral obligation to feed and hydrate...
  • Buffalo Firefighter Awakens from 10 Year Coma

    05/02/2005 12:02:37 PM PDT · by bolingbroke · 49 replies · 3,496+ views
    WBEN Radio, Buffalo, NY ^ | May 2, 2005 | Paul Szelgowski
    In what family members are calling a miracle, a Buffalo firefighter is talking again after nearly a decade in a brain-damaged state. Donald Herbert suffered severe injuries when a roof collapsed on him while he was fighting a fire in December 1995. The injury left him brain damaged and unable to speak.
  • Judge: We're not Germany or Russia * Thompson orders children's custody hearing open to public

    04/21/2005 12:38:25 PM PDT · by Woodstock · 7 replies · 1,242+ views ^ | Thursday, April 21, 2005 8:48 AM EDT | Mike Spector
    Cecil Circuit Court Judge Dexter M. Thompson Jr. decried lawyers' arguments that a child custody hearing should be closed to the public Wednesday, saying such a move would be akin to creating atmospheres similar to historically totalitarian states. The heated exchange came at the start of a hearing in which the county's social services department attempted to retain custody of John Joseph Dougherty's three daughters. Dougherty, 53, faces a second-degree murder charge after police found his brain-damaged wife dead on a mattress, surrounded by moldy food and her own excrement. "Maybe we should be more like Germany or Russia," the...
  • Murder alleged in homemade prison case * Grand jury levels new charge following autopsy evidence

    04/21/2005 12:32:09 PM PDT · by Woodstock · 23 replies · 1,035+ views
    Cecil Whig ^ | Wednesday, April 20, 2005 | Mike Spector
    A grand jury has indicted an Elkton man on a murder charge, six weeks after police found his emaciated wife dead in a bedroom amidst squalid conditions. John Joseph Dougherty, 53, faces a second-degree murder charge in the indictment, handed up last week after the grand jury heard new evidence against him. Dougherty already faced manslaughter and abuse charges in an indictment handed up March 17. The new indictment, unsealed yesterday, included those charges and added the murder charge. Dougherty is accused of causing his wife's death by keeping her locked in a bedroom for six years without access to...
  • Judge returns children to accused killer

    04/21/2005 11:13:31 AM PDT · by Woodstock · 9 replies · 951+ views
    Cecil whig ^ | Thursday, April 21, 2005 8:48 AM EDT | Mike Spector
    An Elkton man accused of murdering his brain-damaged wife by keeping her locked in a bedroom regained custody of his three daughters Wednesday. Judge Dexter M. Thompson Jr. returned the children to John Joseph Dougherty, 53, after a hearing that lasted all afternoon in circuit court. The county's social services department took custody of the children Feb. 25, after police found their mother dead on a mattress amidst squalid conditions in their Chestnut Drive home.
  • Man accused of locking up woman faces murder count

    04/21/2005 6:31:17 AM PDT · by maica · 17 replies · 968+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 21 April 2005 | Associated Press
    ELKTON - New evidence against an Elkton man accused of locking up the mother of his children for six years until her death has prompted a Cecil County grand jury to increase the charges against him from manslaughter to second-degree murder. John Joseph Dougherty, 53, told authorities that he started keeping Mary Elizabeth Kilrain, 46, in a bedroom in 1999 after she suffered an aneurysm and became verbally aggressive toward their daughters, according to police. He told authorities that he wanted to keep her from wandering around the house. Kilrain did not have access to food, water and hygiene, prosecutors...
  • You're Either Dead Right Or Dead Wrong

    04/01/2005 2:28:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 992+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | April 1, 2005 | STEVE OTTO
    Thank God this part of the story is over. None of us - especially those of us who live in the Tampa Bay area - have come out of these two weeks untouched. Part of it, of course, is because we couldn't avoid it. Although the story of Terri Schiavo has attracted interest around the world, it has been happening here. This hasn't been an event played out in some Third World country where there is no rule of law. It wasn't in some bizarre culture where life is treated as incidental. It has been right here - questioning our...
  • Judge George Greer: Tyrant on the Bench

    04/01/2005 4:37:11 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies · 1,721+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Mar 29, 2005 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Florida Probate Judge George Greer has taken judicial supremacy to new abuses in ordering the starvation of an innocent woman against the will of her parents, her brother, her church, thousands of volunteers, and, as far as we know, herself. We wouldn't permit anyone to treat a dog this way. Judge Greer not only ordered the cruel withholding of food and water from defenseless Terri Schiavo, he also set in motion the arrests of many Good Samaritans attempting to bring her sustenance. The television pictures of armed police barring people from attempting to take her food or water were shocking....
  • Circuit Judge George Greer biography

    04/02/2005 9:24:40 PM PST · by Bigfitz · 2 replies · 494+ views ^ | March 25, 2005 | Declaration Alliance legal counsel
    Greer became well-known as a County Commissioner with close relations to powerful developers in Pinellas County during his eight years as a County Commissioner from the beginning of 1985 when he took office (he was elected unopposed to the Commission in 1988) until he left the Commission for his current judgeship in early 1993. His first reported embarrassment as a Commissioner was the infamous Coopers Point scandal, which has plagued Pinellas County taxpayers for almost twenty years
  • A call for Moderation

    03/20/2005 12:21:10 PM PST · by pickrell · 21 replies · 1,063+ views
    20-March-2005 | Ron Pickrell
    The current heat surrounding the case of Terri Schindler-Schaivo underscores the need for moderation. Rather than continue to hold the national will captive to the extremists on either side, the majority in the middle need to step up to the plate and assert themselves. What we are saying is that there aren't only two choices in this matter. It is reactionary to assume that a husband must either decide to kill the wife, or not decide to kill the wife. All that many people are asking for is that each husband be allowed to decide on his own whether or...
  • Now that Terri is gone, and starvation is officially a state of bliss....

    04/01/2005 3:13:17 PM PST · by Paul Atreides · 28 replies · 3,076+ views
    5-1-05 | Me
    can we kill the school lunch programs? can we tell the Dims, when they launch into the accusations of Republicans starving the old, the poor, and the children, to effectively shove it? can we kill all of the aid shipped to starving nations? can we tell Sally Struthers to quit being such a right-wing extremist for denying Third Worlders their state of bliss? can we finally de-canonize the homeless? can Michael Moore finally bathe, and see his feet?
  • The Wages of Moral Relativism - (the legacy of Terri Schaivo's death)

    04/01/2005 2:34:19 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 477+ views
    America is now a nation ruled by the amoral and fallible will of men. They are called lawyers. The warning has been coming for decades. The current case involving the litigated and legally mandated death sentence of Terri Schiavo has now confirmed our current fate. This should be no surprise. For at least fifty years we have been indoctrinated with the specious argument that a traditional, rational and common moral code of conduct is bourgeois and unsophisticated. This journey of cultural madness has culminated in massive societal confusion regarding whether right and wrong behavior even exists. This is unless a...
  • Material Girls: How Feminism Betrayed Terri Schiavo

    04/01/2005 2:54:16 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 91 replies · 7,828+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | March 31, 2004 | Leslie Carbone
    On March 31, 2005, thirty years after feminism’s hey-day in the 1970s, a woman died from dehydration, on the orders of her adulterous husband, who was supported by the courts in his quest to end his wife’s life. On February 25, 1990, Theresa Schindler Schiavo collapsed in her home and suffered significant brain damage. In 1992, Mrs. Schiavo’s husband Michael was awarded a $1,050,000 malpractice settlement, of which $300,000 was allocated for Mr. Schiavo’s loss of consortium and $750,000 for Mrs. Schiavo’s rehabilitative care. Mr. Schiavo subsequently refused to allow rehabilitative care for his wife. There are other reasons to...
  • The Murder of the Handicapped in Nazi Germany

    03/19/2005 1:58:53 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 18 replies · 2,103+ views
    Wartime, Adolf Hitler suggested, "was the best time for the elimination of the incurably ill." Many Germans did not want to be reminded of individuals who did not measure up to their concept of a "master race." The physically and mentally handicapped were viewed as "useless" to society, a threat to Aryan genetic purity, and, ultimately, unworthy of life. At the beginning of World War II, individuals who were mentally retarded, physically handicapped, or mentally ill were targeted for murder in what the Nazis called the "T-4," or "euthanasia," program. The "euthanasia" program required the cooperation of many German...
  • The Schindlers' Train

    04/01/2005 10:01:00 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 67 replies · 2,135+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/1/05 | OP-ED
    Terri Schiavo's parents turned her death into a three-ring circus. We don't question their love for their daughter and their grief at her passing, but one has to wonder why they allowed everyone from Randall Terry to Tom DeLay to Jesse Jackson to intrude into their family's tragedy. Robert and Mary Schindler did not protest as fringe right-to-life groups exploited their daughter's image. They generated a sad, made-for-cable-TV spectacle and fed it with edited video footage from their daughter's hospice bed and sinister accusations about Michael Schiavo. In the last few days, the Schindlers also agreed to allow some of...
  • Lawmakers React to Schiavo

    03/31/2005 3:58:32 PM PST · by kingattax · 12 replies · 767+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 3-31-2005 | Liza Porteus
    Congressional and state lawmakers offered their condolences Thursday to the family of Terri Schiavo (search) and said the severely brain-damaged woman's death left many emotional issues to be dealt with. "Today, millions of Americans are saddened by the death of Terri Schiavo," President Bush said just before commenting on a weapons of mass destruction report issued by a blue-ribbon commission on Thursday. Saying Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler (search), displayed "grace and dignity" throughout the long, emotional ordeal, Bush urged those grieving to "continue to work to build a culture of life where all Americans are welcomed and valued...
  • Catholic Priest: Terri Schiavo Responsive Til Death, Prayed With Family

    03/31/2005 3:59:35 PM PST · by franky · 40 replies · 1,101+ views ^ | March 31, 2005 | by Steven Ertelt
    Pinellas Park, FL ( -- A leading Catholic priest who visited Terri Schiavo on two separate occasions in the hours before her death says Terri was in a weakened medical condition from 13 days of starvation but was responsive until her death. The disabled woman even prayed with her family. "Last night, I spent about two hours with her until past midnight, together with Bobby Schindler and Suzanne, and then again this morning for about an hour and a half, and then right up until about ten minutes before she died," Father Frank Pavone said. Pavone, the director of Priests...
  • Jeb Bush won't feel impact from Schiavo

    03/31/2005 3:22:27 PM PST · by SmithL · 119 replies · 2,110+ views
    AP ^ | 3/31/5 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It seemed like Jeb Bush was in a no-win situation by taking up the cause of trying to keep Terri Schiavo alive. He was going against polls that showed two out of three people thought government shouldn't get involved. Then when courts stopped him from stepping in, some of his conservative Christian base criticized him for not doing more. But many people agree the Schiavo case was not a political issue for Bush and that the governor will not be hurt by it - especially since he doesn't have plans to run for office again any time...

    03/31/2005 11:45:41 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies · 530+ views
    Amnesty International Website ^ | 16 Oct. 2001 | Amnesty International website
    URGENT ACTION USA (Georgia): Death penalty / Legal concern, Terry Mincey PUBLIC AI Index: AMR 51/150/2001 EXTRA 70/01 Death penalty / Legal concern 16 October 2001 USA (Georgia) Terry Mincey, white, aged 40 Terry Mincey is scheduled to be executed in Georgia on 25 October. He has spent more than 19 years - almost half his life - on death row. He was sentenced to death for the murder of Paulette Riggs in 1982. Paulette Riggs was shot dead on 12 April 1982 during a robbery of the store in Macon where she worked. A second person, Russell Peterman, was...
  • Praise to Rush during Schiavo tragedy

    03/31/2005 10:36:37 AM PST · by Joe Republc · 58 replies · 1,495+ views
    Kudos to Rush in his coverage of the Terri Schiavo national tragedy. He has never been so openly pro-life. He has been a voice of reason amidst the hysteria, pointing out the important issues and facts surrounding Terri's situation, including the conflicts-of-interest involved and the problem of our runaway judiciary. Rush has faced lots of criticism from his own fan base and has held firm. And he has held on to importance of maintaining the rule of law, even in a system obviously broken and in dire need of repair. (IMO, getting rid of a lot of judges is the...
  • Mel Gibson: Terri's Killing Is 'Murder'

    03/31/2005 12:00:48 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 196 replies · 4,607+ views
    News Max ^ | March 31st, 2005
    In his strongest comments yet on the Terri Schiavo case, actor Mel Gibson calls her killing "nothing more than state sanctioned murder.” The actor and director spoke out Wednesday night in a telephone interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. "I heard their cry for help,” Gibson explained his public comments. Gibson insisted that Terri Schiavo is not in a vegetative state. Gibson said he decided to take a public stand because "it is completely wrong to deprive this poor woman from food and water.”He added that the court ordered method of killing – depriving her of basic sustenance --...
  • Songs for Terri (Vanity)

    03/31/2005 9:02:10 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 11 replies · 667+ views
    After the highly-emotional death of Terri Schiavo, a few lyrics have come to mind, at this point, from Michael W. Smith mostly. But I thought it would be helpful to read the lyrics and perhaps recall or hear them, and post your own. This first song, by Michael W. Smith, refers to the young lady at Columbine, I believe, who died because she declared her belief in God. ------------- It was a test we could all hope to pass But none of us would want to take. Faced with the choice to deny God to live, For her, there was...
  • Live Thread: President's Remarks on Terri's Death

    03/31/2005 8:05:44 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 655 replies · 17,161+ views
    various | 3/31/2005 | Pyro7480
    President Bush will make remarks on the death of Terri Schindler (Schiavo) at 11:40 am EST.
  • "Persistent vegetative state" - how various media outlets covered Terri's death (Vanity)

    03/31/2005 8:27:16 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 320+ views
    Various | March 31, 2005 | Staff
    I know there are enough threads already about Terri's death, but reading various news outlets, I found it interesting how many got it wrong, saying she was in a "persistent vegetative state." FoxNews says "The tug-of-war over Schiavo, a lively but shy woman before she fell into a persistent vegetative state in 1990, continued until the very end." Even CNN calls it "what Florida courts have deemed a "persistent vegetative state." MSNBC says "Court-appointed doctors ruled she was in a persistent vegetative state, with no real consciousness or chance of recovery." ABC says "heart failure caused severe brain damage to...
  • Terri Schiavo has passed away

    03/31/2005 6:55:11 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 2,923 replies · 74,367+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/31 1005 | CNN
    Breaking now on CNN
  • City Man arrested outside Fla. hospice (College Prof Tasered after trying to bring Terri water)

    03/30/2005 6:01:21 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 164 replies · 3,868+ views
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | 3/30/2005 | Josh Brodesky
    Dr. Dow Pursley, Ed.D, returned home from teaching an ethics class Monday night at Baptist Bible College and Seminary and told his wife Joanne he was flying to Florida to protest against Terri Schiavo's impending death. The family counseling professor booked the first flight out of town -- a 4 a.m. red-eye Tuesday -- and the couple of 37 years then spent the balance of the night praying. Advertisement Click Here! Later Tuesday morning Dr. Pursley, 56, was shocked with a Taser stun gun and arrested by Pinellas Park (Fla.) police on charges of attempted burglary and resisting arrest without...
  • Prayer Thread for Terri Schiavo / Terri's Fight

    03/03/2005 9:26:35 AM PST · by cyn · 235 replies · 2,739+ views
    3/3/05 | various FR prayer warriors
    This is meant to be gathering place for prayers and prayer requests on behalf of Terri and her family.
  • Were the Schindlers and Terri Schiavo served well by Randall Terry?

    03/28/2005 4:03:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 43 replies · 1,075+ views
    Should the Schindlers have picked someone other than Randall Terry to represent them? What success or failure should be credited to Randall Terry?
  • Demand Schiavo Investigation: Sample Letter to Send to Medical Examiner

    03/28/2005 1:42:09 PM PST · by eartotheground · 130 replies · 2,646+ views
    Association of American Physicians and Surgeons ^ | March 28, 2005 | Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
    Jon R. Thogmartin, M.D., District Chief Medical Examiner 10900 Ulmerton Rd., Largo FL 33778 Telephone #. (727) 582-6800 Fax # (727) 582-6820 Dear Dr. Thogmartin: When Terri Schiavo dies, the potential exists that a crime will be covered up by her planned cremation without autopsy. That potential crime is NOT the issue at the center of the present controversy, but the yet unsubstantiated allegation that an assault led to her condition in the first place. It has been reported in the press that Michael Schiavo intends to cremate Terri Schiavo immediately upon her death. According to the Medical Examiner's...
  • What it was like to be at Terri's Hospice vigil

    03/28/2005 12:51:40 PM PST · by FR_addict · 144 replies · 3,859+ views
    FR_Addict ^ | March 28,2005 | FR_Addict
    DAY 1: FR_Addict and husband After driving 11 hours, we arrived about 12:30am on Thursday morning. We were able to park very close to the vigil. Perhaps 30 people were there. We went around and met some of the people there. The police told us to move behind the barricade, which we did. It felt surreal to be there after all this time. I decided to talk to the police to find out what they were thinking, so half-joking and half-serious; I asked why don’t you guys go on a “sick out”. One of the police said they couldn’t. I...
  • A Dali Painting in 3-D (after-action report from the hospice where Terri Schiavo is being held

    03/28/2005 9:05:11 AM PST · by woollyone · 83 replies · 15,427+ views
    self | March 28, 2005 | woollyone
    On Wednesday of last week, my friend and I just couldn’t stand it any more. The frustration, the anger, the sorrow overwhelmed us to point that we needed to do something. We had called the POTUS, the Governor, the Florida Senators and DCF numerous times. The responses to those calls ranged from “we’re doing everything we can.”…to…interrupting our message with a rude, disinterested “thank you for calling”. There was no place we would rather be on Good Friday that supporting Terri’s fight and Terri’s family. We took Friday off of work, loaded up the truck Thursday night and drove from...
  • Ye shall be as gods

    03/26/2005 1:10:11 PM PST · by Cincinnatus · 3 replies · 265+ views
    The Judge Report ^ | 03/26/2005 | Robert N. Going
    Whittaker Chambers called it the world's second oldest religion: "Ye shall be as gods." That temptation in the Garden has manifested itself in many forms over the centuries. Currently it's hanging out in a courtroom in Florida and similar places. I've been on the bench. I know what it's like to be all-powerful. Every decision I rendered was with the sure knowledge that there was very little likelihood of being overturned on appeal, or even of an appeal being taken. Part of my training as a Family Court Judge came from Judge Judy. Several of us spent an afternoon with...
  • Biblical parallel to Terri Schaivo situation?

    03/24/2005 9:34:12 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 3 replies · 402+ views ^ | March 24th, 2005 | John Hawkins
    "Are you sick and tired of those dry, old, Bible stories that don't seem to relate to life in today's America? Well, RWN is coming to your rescue by rewriting the Bible to reflect modern mores. Enjoy!" Two women came before wise king Solomon with a baby, each claiming the child as their own. Solomon faced a dilemma: how could he know which woman was the true mother of the infant? Solomon quickly came up with a clever idea that would settle the question once and for all. Solomon spoke to the two women: Since we don't know which of...
  • So is that it? We're out of options? (Vanity - Terri Schaivo)

    03/24/2005 3:18:33 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 28 replies · 975+ views
    I heard on the radio this morning that the Supreme Court refused to hear the case, and a judge in Florida preemptively stopped Jeb Bush from interferring. I just looked on Drudge, he says nothing about SCOTUS rejecting Terri's case, so maybe I misheard. But if I'm right, or if SCOTUS refuses to hear the case, that's it then, right? No more legal options? The cold-hearted legal system run by judicial legislators has successfully helped Michael bring down the sword of death on his wife? Someone explain to me why an organized crowd cannot take over the hospital. Dang right,...
  • Schiavo Videotape Misleading, Experts Say

    03/23/2005 2:19:08 PM PST · by ambrose · 149 replies · 3,108+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3.23.05
    Schiavo Videotape Misleading, Experts Say Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:06 PM GMT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The videotape that runs endlessly on television stations around the world shows an apparently smiling Terri Schiavo being caressed by her mother's loving hand. She seems to look deeply, even lovingly, into the off-camera eyes of her mother. Schiavo's parents and their supporters, including doctors in Congress, have used the tape as evidence the 41-year-old brain-damaged woman is at least occasionally aware of her surroundings and might even be revived from her condition. They are fighting to get her feeding tube reinserted against the wishes...
  • Picture of the children arresting for trying to bring Terry [Schiavo] water (God Bless Them!)

    03/23/2005 12:00:12 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 934 replies · 31,410+ views
    US News ^ | 3/23/05
    Pinellas Park police Lt. Kevin Riley, standing upper right, prepares to arrest members of the Keys family as they were attempting to bring Terri Schiavo water Wednesday morning, March 23, 2005 outside the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla. The Keys family, of Burnet, Tex., kneeling, from left, Josie, 14, Gabriel, 10, Chris, the children's father, and Cameron 12, were all taken into custody. Galen Keys, upper left, the children's mother looks on, but was not arrested.The mother insists it was the children's idea: "I am proud of them," said the boys' mother Geilen Keys from Texas, who was not...
  • Terri Nurse: I Was Threatened

    03/23/2005 10:54:26 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 25 replies · 1,992+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 23, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    A registered nurse who took care of Terri Schiavo last weekend at the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., says she was threatened with dismissal if she told the press what she saw. "[My agency] said that if I went to the media at all that I would be fired," Nora Lynn Wagner told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity. Wagner's response? "I said, 'Well, then - consider me fired.'" The agency, which Wagner did not identify, was nervous about the case, she said, since it had an ongoing contract with Woodside. Wagner said that when she arrived to work the...
  • '95 Papal Encyclical Foresaw Cases Like Terri Schiavo's

    03/22/2005 11:59:19 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 987+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 22, 2005
    Theologian Points Up a Key Problem in Florida Battle ROME, MARCH 22, 2005 ( Unless U.S. justice steps in to save her, Terri Schiavo's agony will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the encyclical "Evangelium Vitae," which warned of an encroaching "culture of death." In that 1995 document John Paul II wrote "on the value and inviolability of human life," particularly in the last phases of existence. "The Schiavo case demonstrates that that document was prophetic," said Legionary of Christ Father Thomas Williams, dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome. "The Holy Father coined the expression...
  • Majority Agrees With Judge's Decision in Schiavo Case

    03/23/2005 8:21:59 AM PST · by snowsislander · 188 replies · 2,837+ views
    The Gallup Organization ^ | March 23, 2005 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- A one-night CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll finds a slim majority of Americans agreeing with a federal judge's decision in the Terri Schiavo case. The decision effectively denied a request by Schiavo's parents to re-insert the feeding tube helping to keep her alive, pending further legal action in the matter. Relatively few Americans see much hope for improvement in Schiavo's condition, even if the feeding tube were re-inserted permanently.A majority of Americans express sympathy for both sides in the dispute -- Schiavo's husband, who wants the feeding tube removed to end her life, and Schiavo's parents -- though more...
  • BREAKING: Coalition Calls Upon Bush to Save Schiavo's Life by Using Police Powers

    03/23/2005 6:26:35 AM PST · by freepme99 · 385 replies · 6,839+ views
    Press Conferences in Washington and Tallahassee on March 23 at noon. To: National Desk Contact: Joe Giganti, 703-928-9695, WASHINGTON, March 23 /Christian Wire Service/ -- The 11th Hour Coalition to Save Terri Schiavo's Life will hold simultaneous press conferences -- Wednesday, March 23 -- at 12 noon in Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, Fla. This ad hoc partnership of religious and political organizations -- which will gather in front of the White House and the Florida governor's mansion -- will call on President George W. Bush and Gov. Jeb Bush to use their executive powers to protect Terri Schiavo from...