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Posted on 03/23/2005 4:59:22 AM PST by Jay777
ACLU of Florida Welcomes Judge Whittemores Ruling in the Schiavo Case
March 22, 2005
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Statement of Howard L. Simon, Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida
MIAMI, FL -- Today Judge Whittemore found that even with the special law passed by Congress there is no basis to set aside the legal procedures in Florida for how these difficult, but intensely personal decisions are to be made. Both Congress and the President needlessly prolonged this tragic saga.
Decisions about whether to continue or discontinue extraordinary or even life-sustaining measures are part of a basic privacy right, and should be left to each of us when competent to make those decisions, or through a surrogate if no longer competent, but certainly without the intrusion of politicians who may not approve of our decision.
The President, no doubt, will continue to talk about a "culture of life," but what Judge Whittemore did in his decision was to defend the "culture of freedom" that each of us has to exercise control over our lives, and the circumstances of our own death.
There is a lesson for all of us in the tragic Schiavo case: if you want to exclude politicians from the end-of-life decisions you and your family must make regarding a terminally-ill loved one or, as in the case of Terri Schiavo, a family member who has suffered a catastrophic accident; if you don't want to be used as a political cause celebre by political and religious organizations - express your end-of-life views to your family and loved ones and, better, put it in writing in the form of a living will or advance medical directive.
NOTE: The ACLU was co-counsel in the case before Judge Whittemore that resulted in today's ruling....
(Excerpt) Read more at aclu.org ...
The Servants of Satan speak ...
The ACLU likes this because an American is being tortured slowly to death, but heaven forbid a terrorist should have panties put on his head.
They couldn't just stand by. They had to have their share of her blood on their hands.
Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) - http://www.alliancedefensefund.org
Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) - http://www.thomasmore.org
American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) - http://www.aclj.org
The Rutherford Institute - http://www.rutherford.org/
Stop the ACLU Coalition (GREATLY ORGANIZED ACTIVIST SITE..PLEASE JOIN) - http://www.stoptheaclu.org
Here are a few examples of how two of those organizations are fighting back:
Thomas More Law Center: Town of Palm Beach Pays $50,000 In Attorney Fees Apologizes To Women In Nativity Lawsuit
"I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and sole control of those who produced the wealth: communism is the goal." - Roger Baldwin, ACLU founder, Harvard Reunion Book, 1935
"The establishment of an American Soviet government will involve the confiscation of large landed estates in town and country, and also, the whole body to forests, mineral deposits, lakes, rivers and so on." - William Z. Foster, ACLU co-founder and former chairman, Communist Party USA.
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ACLU=Culture of Death
There's a shocker (sarcasm off)
The family asked the politicians to become involved. Otherwise, they would not have done so.
Stop being disingenuous.
This woman is being denied the most basic of HER civil liberties... life itself!
Ultimately all these ghouls will answer to their creator for their words and actions.
He had ample opportunity, in February of 1990, to honor her wish, but he denied her.
He had ample opportunity in March of 1990, to honor her wish, be he denied her.
He repeatedly denied her wish to die, day in, day out, on through 1990. Something that the lynch mob that has supported him, cannot bear to face.
Instead of honoring her wishes, he kept her in suspended animation all through each year of
That is incredible, but the lynch mob has no courage to address his "standard of care."
It is not the ACLU but the UACLU. U standing for Un.
It is not the ACLU but the UACLU. U standing for Un.
Well this decision while not surprising, should make Bill O'Reilly's day---
If this was a case about someone wanting to end their life, they would do it humanely, not starve and let her die of thirst. There is something very sinister going on here. "Remove the feeding tube"...I mean what the hell is that? Do they think that`s like removing someone from a heart and lung machine after being declared brain dead? The woman is not brain dead in the least yet they are letting her die in the worst way possible. Not even serial killers die like this. And why the hell is Jack Kevorkian in jail when he HAS evidence of these people wanting to end their lives with videotapes and written statements when all of a sudden it is now legal for them to do this to this woman when there is no evidence she ever wanted to except for the statement of a man whose motives are questionable? This is insane, it really is. It makes me wonder if I ever get into a car accident and go into a coma, is my psycho ex wife going to pop out of nowhere and say "pull the plug because he said so"?
Broken bones, signs of strangulation, No CPR administered, the cremation outrage, and recent, hot: ACCIDENTAL CONFESSION ON LARRY KING?....And many quotes.
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