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March 31, 2005

The Murder of Terri (Day 14): Grieve Today, Fight Tomorrow!

From the pages of Life Matters! . . . The tragic, as in tragically unnecessary, death of our beloved sister Terri stirs a sea of emotions in our hearts. While righteous anger is definitely among them--lest our veins run with... [more]

Posted by earl at 11:55 PM | Comments (24)

Cait's Oz Blogs on Terri's Legacy

There is a new unity of purpose amongst us. In future it won't merely be demonstrations to protest against judicial and state sponsored acts of murder. The advocates of life will be found everywhere its sanctity is threatened - in Congress, in Parliaments, in courts, in hospitals - in every institution where issues of life are debated and decided.

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Posted by richard at 11:39 PM | Comments (9)

The Word on the Street (Reposted)

From our commenters is here. Please be sure to read the statement the Schindlers sent us following their loss. In addition to a deep sense of grief, the injustice the led to Terri's death has generated within us a resolve... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:31 PM | Comments (33)

Terri Schiavo Relatives Feud Over Burial

After an autopsy, Michael Schiavo plans to have his wife's body cremated and her ashes brought to Pennsylvania, where she grew up. Scott Schiavo said the ashes would be buried in a plot left by an aunt and uncle, but the family does not plan on providing the specficic location for the burial - underscoring the bitterness of the dispute.

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Posted by richard at 7:20 PM | Comments (86)

Vatican source: Pope given last rites

Pope John Paul II was given the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church late Thursday night as his health deteriorated,

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Posted by richard at 6:13 PM | Comments (4)

Statement of the Schindler Family

Pinellas Park, FL - As you are aware, Terri is now with God and she has been released from all earthly burdens. After these recent years of neglect at the hands of those who were supposed to protect and care... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:08 PM | Comments (38)

A Culture War Turning Point

There exists among my culture war brethren a hope, albeit a dwindling one, that the Terri Schiavo tragedy marks a great catharsis in the collective conscience of Americans.

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Posted by richard at 4:09 PM | Comments (8)

The Blogosphere Remembers Terri

If you have written about Terri Schiavo's death, please add your url to the comments section of this post or send a trackback (please, no off topic comments on this particular entry).... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:27 PM | Comments (33)

Terri is dead

After 14 days of torture, Terri Shindler-Schiavo finally succumbed to her court ordered execution by dehydration and starvation this morning. The judicial branch of our government ordered an innocent disabled citizen to be summarily executed in the most horrendous manner.... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 3:06 PM | Comments (22)

Statement of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation

Clearwater, FL - It is with heavy hearts that the volunteers of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation acknowledge the passing of Terri on this day at approximately 9.00am ET. Terri has demonstrated to us a tremendous will to live by enduring... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:51 AM | Comments (24)

Video: Family Lawyer and Priest speaks out about Terri's death

This is not just a death, it is a killing - Father Frank Pavone, Priests For Life.

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Posted by richard at 11:29 AM | Comments (49)

Donna M. Matincheck's guardian withdraws a petition to end life-sustaining treatment. The brain-damaged woman's mother had opposed the petition.

A petition to remove the feeding tube of a severely brain damaged Berks County woman has been withdrawn, ending a legal battle over the woman's fate, those close to the case said Wednesday.

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Posted by richard at 11:05 AM | Comments (4)

Terri Schiavo Dead at 41

Terri Schiavo died around 9:50 Thursday morning - shortly after her parents issued an emotional plea to be at her hospice bedside in her final moments of life.

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Posted by richard at 10:36 AM | Comments (21)

Terri Schiavo has just died (Updated)

Terri Schindler Schiavo has just died - message from family. cross posted at Hyscience Update: Michael Schiavo threw the Schindlers out of Terri's room - trusted source. (I can't post the rest of the message, and am biting my tongue... [more]

Posted by richard at 10:01 AM | Comments (50)

From the Greta Van Susteran Show: Image and audio of Terri with her father

WE through our courts are killing this innocent woman - she is clearly trying to communicate with her dad - you can even tell the difference between her yes and no.

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Posted by richard at 9:27 AM | Comments (5)

Smuggled Photo of Terri is NOT REAL

The photo of Terri that was supposedly taken at the hospice on March 30 is actually a screen shot from an exam in 2002, and has been removed from this site. We have now verified that this is the... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:55 AM | Comments (16)

March 30, 2005

Web of Lies and other matters (Updated)

Title of Liberty has prepared a chart showing the hub of connections in the Terri Schaivo Case, Myopic Zeal has a compilation of the cast of characters related to the Schiavo case.

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Posted by richard at 8:54 PM | Comments (42)

Communication with BlogsforTerri - repost

In addition to this site, we are compiling an email list that will be used infrequently for important announcements and calls to action. Make sure your email address is included by clicking here.... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:54 PM | Comments (6)

Terri Schiavo's Life: For America it's either a new begining or the begining of the end - our choice!

What the judges and politicians have done through their inaction has disgraced America in the eyes of the world. In view of today's dark events. a partial re-post is in order - with additional commentary. All BlogsForTerri bloggers are reminded... [more]

Posted by richard at 5:31 PM | Comments (72)

Jackson Admits Failure in Florida Schiavo Effort

The Rev. Jesse Jackson admitted Wednesday afternoon that his efforts to persuade the Florida state Senate to vote on a new bill to save Terri Schiavo have failed.

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Posted by tim at 4:04 PM | Comments (163)

Terri Schivo's Life: 11th District Denies Hearing

- via email The 11th District Court of Appeals has just announced that they will not consider the Schindler's request for a new hearing. More to come ... cross posted at Hyscience... [more]

Posted by richard at 3:41 PM | Comments (20)

OOPS! Michael Schiavo and Attorney George Felos Caught In Lie: Autopsy Decision Not Made By Michael Schiavo, Official Says (Updated)

According to Bill Pellan, director of investigations for the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office, it is not up to Michael Schiavo to decide whether his wife, Terri, should undergo an autopsy after death

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Posted by richard at 9:23 AM | Comments (30)

The CT Scan - Proof of PVS? A $100,000 Challenge

Terri Schiavo's CT could be the brain of an eighty or ninety year old person who is not in a vegetative state. THOSE are the CT scans we should be showing next to Schiavo's, because in THAT case you would see similar atrophy and a brain much closer to Schiavo's.

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Posted by tim at 7:22 AM | Comments (13)

Federal Appealls Court OKs Schiavo Review

There are positive indications coming from Florida and now good news from a federal appeals court.Mar 30, 12:40 AM (ET) ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court early Wednesday agreed to consider a petition for a new hearing on whether... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:10 AM | Comments (92)

March 29, 2005

Autopsy Cannot Confirm a Clinical Diagnosis

Michael Williams, MD, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, puts it this way. "If you only had the brain to look at and you didn't know anything about the history of the patient, pathology alone cannot prove or disprove a diagnosis of persistent vegetative state."

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Posted by tim at 9:53 PM | Comments (1)

Judge Greer's Assignment to the Case

To clarify some questions that have been posted and repeatedly raised on how such a "friendly" judge to Michael Schiavo got assigned to the case, there is less conspiracy that most people imagine that was involved. Judges, when put on... [more]

Posted by john at 7:11 PM | Comments (107)

Reader's Requests For Comments To Be Posted: Seeking Input

Since comments are temporarily down, two readers have requested that we post the following two questions(Respond when comments are back up): 1. Regarding Judge Greer and all those in that area of Florida. Mary, you are right that Pinellas is... [more]

Posted by richard at 6:27 PM | Comments (22)

Admin Note: We are checking on the comments now - Updated

We have just been notified that the comments are not working. This is only temporary and we are working on it right now. Also, we are preparing to add a section for "most recent comments" to help facilitate a more... [more]

Posted by richard at 6:13 PM | Comments (9)

Jackson: More Senators Back Bid to Save Terri - We May Have Enough Votes!

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Tuesday afternoon that he has persuaded two Florida state senators to change their votes on a bill to save Terri Schiavo

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Posted by richard at 5:48 PM | Comments (28)

Terri Schiavo: Culture of Death Wins in 21st Century's Scopes Trial

Terri Schiavo is dying. She is being killed. The culture of life lost this round to the gods of the cult of death entrenched in our courts, media, and other institutions.

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Posted by richard at 4:31 PM | Comments (17)

Admin Note: Join Our Email List

In addition to this site, we are compiling an email list that will be used infrequently for important announcements and calls to action. Make sure your email address is included by clicking here.... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:05 PM | Comments (1)

Let's Not Delude Ourselves About the Consequences of Killing Terri Schiavo

Our country has learned that we cannot judge people on the basis of minority status, but for some reason we have not erased our prejudice against disability...

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Posted by richard at 3:24 PM | Comments (20)

Jackson Prays With Terri Schiavo's Parents (Updated with Senator Call List)

I feel so passionate about this injustice being done, how unnecessary it is to deny her a feeding tube, water, not even ice to be used for her parched lips

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Posted by richard at 2:59 PM | Comments (20)

The Killing Of Terri Schiavo: "The longest public execution in American history" (Updated)

The Killing of Terri Schiavo, the longest public execution in American history.

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Posted by richard at 1:34 PM | Comments (29)

A Human Non-Person - Our path to the present

Wesley J. Smith has published this excellent article in the National Review: My debate about Terri Schiavo's case with Florida bioethicist Bill Allen on Court TV Online eventually got down to the nitty-gritty: Wesley Smith: Bill, do you think Terri... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:32 PM | Comments (4)

Governor Bush Holds 'Supreme Executive Power' -- Florida Constitution Holds The Key to Saving Terri Schiavo's Life

Governor Jeb Bush and the Florida state legislature have lamented that there is nothing more they can do to stop the taking of Terri Schiavo's life. However, the Florida constitution states that the governor holds supreme executive power. Furthermore, the... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:09 PM | Comments (28)

CBS Releases Schiavo Obituary

Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck has posted an obituary of Terri Schiavo that was accidentally released by CBS. This story originally appeared on the CBS News website on Monday, March 28th at the following URL. You can find a... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:35 AM | Comments (12)

Michael Schiavo and the autopsy scam

Can anyone please tell me why a rational person wouldn't have found out for sure through PET and MRI scans before they starved and dehydrated her to death?

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Posted by richard at 8:48 AM | Comments (69)

March 28, 2005

Jesse Jackson to Visit Hospice and Meet with Schindlers

On Tuesday morning, March 29, The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the RainbowPUSH Coalition, plans to visit the Woodside Hospice, where Terri lives, located at 6774 102nd Avenue N. (near 66th Street N and 102nd Avenue... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:13 PM | Comments (54)

Felos Suggests that Michael Schiavo Wants an Autopsy

Felos [Michael's lawyer] also said the chief medical examiner for Pinellas County, Dr. John Thogmartin, had agreed to perform an autopsy on Schiavo. He said that her husband wants proof of the extent of her brain damage. - MSNBC According... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:26 PM | Comments (81) | TrackBack (5)

Demand an Autopsy - Reminder

If Terri were to pass away the only way many of the unanswered questions could be addressed is through an autopsy, a post-mortem examination. Coroners must investigate and medical examiners must decide whether a crime was committed or not.... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:15 PM | Comments (61)

Subpeonas for the Congressional Hearings

Thanks to reader JoMarley for the following Action Items: Contact the following to re-issue the subpeonas for the Congressional hearings. Rep Tom Delay(TX) 202-225-3725 202 225-5951 Sen Bill Fist 202-224-3344 Rep Dennis Hastert (ILL) 202-225-2976 Rep Mike Fitzpatrick (PA) 202-225-4276... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:15 PM | Comments (13)

Terri's Dad Keeps Fighting

THE father of Terri Schiavo today made an emotional appeal for US authorities to reconnect a feeding tube to his severely brain-damaged daughter and said he feared doctors might try to hasten her death. "I have a grave concern that... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:10 PM | Comments (37)

Let's Stand on Common Ground and Save Some Lives

In a previous post I brought out how support for saving Terri's life is coming from both sides of the political spectrum. To some this is an issue of discrimination against the disabled, as an able person in Terri's general... [more]

Posted by dory at 12:26 PM | Comments (66)

More on Terri's reaction to visit by her friends

CONTINUE TO CALL THE PRESIDENT. BEG HIM TO PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO SAVE TERRI. TERRI IS NOT READY TO DIE...SHE HAS A RIGHT TO LIVE AND SHE NEEDS OUR HELP BEFORE THEY OVERDOSE HER WITH MORPHINE.

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Posted by richard at 11:13 AM | Comments (41)

Terri Schiavo's Reaction to Friend's Visit Yesterday

Miami Herald - Terri Schiavo had an 'extraordinary' reaction to a friend's Sunday night visit, her parents' spokesman claimed Monday morning.... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:59 AM | Comments (9)

Call to Action Now: If Terri dies, "Demand Autopsy" to discover not only the immediate cause of death, but the proximate cause of death. (Updated with Sample Letter)

In fact, when she dies, the crime will be covered up by cremation without autopsy unless we act immediately to assure this is not the case.

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Posted by richard at 7:48 AM | Comments (22)

March 27, 2005

Moving Forward and Communicating

Earlier today, Richard posted a message informing our bloggers and readers that we intend to move forward, standing for the sanctity of human life and seeking the defeat of euthanasia by judicial fiat. We are a diverse and highly distributed... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:20 PM | Comments (8)

Terri Schiavo Supporters Hold DC Press Conference

Terri hasn't given up. Neither should we. This group certainly has not:On Monday, March 28, supporters of Terri Schiavo will hold a press conference in front of the White House, on the Lafayette Park side. At 12, noon, Rev. Patrick... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:08 PM | Comments (12)

Terri Schiavo Allowed to Receive Communion

Terri Schiavo's parents appeared quietly resigned Sunday to watching her die but could claim one Easter victory: The severely brain-damaged woman received a drop of communion wine on her tongue

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Posted by richard at 9:58 PM | Comments (22)

BlogsForTerri Heads-up On Upcoming Announcement

BlogsForTerri and the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation are planning to join forces in a long-term mission to support life, and to defeat the emerging culture of death in America and the judicial system that supports it. The effort, still in... [more]

Posted by richard at 6:53 AM | Comments (155)

A Message to Bobby Schindler

A friend of Bobby Schindler writes,I graduated from Archbishop Wood high school in Warminster, Pa. with Bob in 1982 and had met his parents and sisters during our high school days. I would like him to know I am proud... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:17 AM | Comments (12)

Terri's breathing has become labored

Cheryl Ford, RN emails that the Schindler's have reported a change in Terri's breathing and that it has become labored. She asks all of Terri's supporters to: Please pray that God continues to protect Terri. Pray that He will provide... [more]

Posted by jody at 1:53 AM | Comments (7)

Comments are Back

Thanks to everyone who enabled us to move to a new server. Thanks in advance for your comments in support of Terri Schiavo.... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:46 AM | Comments (4)

ACTION ITEM - Stay With Terri, and with Us

Earlier this evening a misspoken statement told supporters to go home and be with their families. Terri Schiavo's father, Bob Schindler, would like to correct this with following statement: "What I meant to have announced was that people should go... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:23 AM | Comments (11)

Fla. Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal For Terri To Have Last Rites

How do you deny a Roman Catholic LAST RITES? Answer: Be a member of the Florida Judiciary! How does America differ from Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia regarding freedom and free exercise of one's faith? How does a swamp judge... [more]

Posted by richard at 12:14 AM | Comments (12)

March 26, 2005

Supreme Court Says 'NO'

After another round of losses in the courts, Terri Schiavo's parents kept watch over their dying daughter, seeking permission to give her Easter communion as their attorneys acknowledged the fight to reconnect the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube was nearing an... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:10 PM | TrackBack (0)

Greer Rejects Petition (again)

Circuit Judge George Greer, the state judge who has presided over the seven-year legal dispute between Schiavo's husband and guardian, Michael, and her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, rejected a petition that alleged Terri had tried to say that she... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:06 PM | TrackBack (0)

Roses of Protest on Easter

On Easter Sunday, starting at 3 PM, supporters of Terri Schiavo will leave roses in front of Michael Schiavo's home. Starting at 3 PM, individuals will each leave a rose for in honor of Terri. "We are leaving these roses... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:20 PM | Comments (3)

BlogsforTerri Administrative Update

Thanks again to all those who responded immediately and generously to our call for donations to pay for a dedicated server. We purchased the new service yesterday and our server was set-up last night. Our files were transferred early this... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:15 PM | TrackBack (0)

People with Disabilities Speak for Terri

Schiavo Case: Disability Rights Issue! Let People With "WE LOVE OUR TUBES!" Disabled Activists are Demonstrating in Florida. Disability activists are returning to Florida to tell the simple truths about tubes, feeding tubes, breathing tubes, peeing tubes and other tubes... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:16 PM | TrackBack (1)

Terri Schiavo Has Not Given Up, Neither Are We, says Attorneys and Family

An All-Writs Petition to the Florida Supreme Court will be filed by David Gibbs on behalf of Bob and Mary Schindler this afternoon. This is an appeal of today's decision by Judge Greer. Source: Schindler press release... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:16 PM | TrackBack (4)

Greer says NO again. Schindler pleads for anyone to save his daughter

The title says enough. Go here to read the story. HT: Sherri UPDATE: Greer's ruling confirmed by The Empire Journal.... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 12:24 PM | TrackBack (2)

Report: Jeb Bush Tried to Intervene

The Sydney Daily Herald and Miami Herald are reporting that Gov. Jeb Bush tried to seize Terri Schiavo but abandoned the effort when it became clear that local law enforcement officers would resist his efforts. The article states (registration required):... [more]

Posted by tim at 9:23 AM | TrackBack (6)

Michael Schiavo Plans to Cremate Terri

Michael Schiavo has taken steps that will prevent investigators from examining Terri Schiavo's body for evidence of abuse after she dies - a suspicion her family has repeatedly raised as her death grows more imminent. Schiavo's attorney George Felos told... [more]

Posted by tim at 9:19 AM | TrackBack (4)

What is the next step?

This has been a brutal, bitter hard week for anyone trying to save Terri Schiavo from cruel and powerful men. There are still a few chances left, and I am thankful and heartened to see the Schindler family still pursuing... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 7:40 AM | TrackBack (1)

Local Pinellas Park Police Vow to Protect Judge Greer's Order

The Pinellas Park Police are protecting judge Greer's orders, what about Terri's life? Reported from the San Jose Mercury News: Hours after a judge ordered that Terri Schiavo wasn't to be removed from her hospice, Florida law enforcement agents were... [more]

Posted by jody at 7:35 AM | TrackBack (2)

11th Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses Schindler Request

Another legal setback for Terri Schiavo:A federal appeals court panel refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube Friday, hours after the severely brain-damaged woman's father said she was weakening and "down to her last hours." In its... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:06 AM | TrackBack (1)

March 25, 2005

Terri Schiavo Expresses Her Wishes; Attorney and Sister Testify in Court

The following are Terri Schiavo's sister, Suzanne Vitadamo's and Attorney Barbara Weller's sworn testimony submitted to Judge Greer in Pinellas County Court today. Barbara Weller, Esq., is putting her entire professional reputation as an officer of the court on the... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:04 PM | TrackBack (6)

Email Media Outlets

This comes from Sherri. It's certainly worth a shot. Check back with her for more information: Cross-posted on Powers That Blog. According to news reports, Attorney Gibbs has filed a motion today with Judge Greer on testimony about Terri's attempt... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 10:26 PM | TrackBack (3)

Who Can Save my Daughter?

From Cheryl Ford, RN: These last several evenings, I have been sitting in a small thrift store located directly across from Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida. A few weeks back, the local owner decided to temporarily close her thrift... [more]

Posted by jody at 7:13 PM | TrackBack (2)

Bandwidth, Comments and Your Help

UPDATE: Thank you!!! We made our goal! We'll migrate to a dedicated server tonight and, if all goes well, resume comments tomorrow. Original post (13:02 est): During the last two days the significant interest in Terri Schiavo coupled with thousands... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:32 PM | TrackBack (0)

DCF Contact Information -ACTION ALERT

SPREAD THIS FAR AND WIDE! ACTION ALERT! DCF ANSWERED ON THE FIRST RING! That shouldn't be happening! Tell people to pressure DCF to take Terri into protective custody! They told Greer they didn't need his permission- make them act! Contact... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:07 PM | TrackBack (1)

Down to Her Last Hours

``Terri is weakening. She's down to her last hours. Something has to be done and has to be done quick,'' said Bob Schindler, who visited his daughter Friday morning. The Schindlers took their case back to the 11th U.S. Circuit... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:03 PM | TrackBack (2)

"Symbolic Support" Update

From Megan, who has been working tirelessly on this project: UPDATE: 2:57 pm 3-25-05 Michael Schiavo stops even the very small gestures. To get you up to speed, I contacted the individual carriers and was told that the Woodside Hospice,... [more]

Posted by beth at 3:29 PM | TrackBack (4)

A Nurses Insight into Terri's Suffering - updated

Several days ago one of our readers wrote the following message related to her experience caring for those classifed as PVS:I am an RN. Several years ago, I was wrongfully fired for refusing to remove a feeding tube from 2... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:22 PM | TrackBack (2)

On Our Black Robed Masters And The "Evolving Standards of Decency"

I must admit to falling short in understanding why the very same "evolving standards of decency" applied to saving the life of a killer, doesn't in turn allow Terri Schiavo to be kept alive until the case was argued in federal court.

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Posted by richard at 12:29 PM | TrackBack (0)

Terri Schiavo has begun to die

her skin is flaking, her tongue is drying out. This, according to those who saw her yesterday in a Pinellas Park hospice where she lies bedridden

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Posted by richard at 11:43 AM | TrackBack (3)

The Whittenmore Opinion

In his opinion, Judge James D. Whittenmore stated that the Schindlers have shown irreparable harm will occur if a temporary restraining order protecting Terri Schiavo is not issued. However, he writes that the Plaintiffs must establish a substantial likelihood of... [more]

Posted by tim at 9:11 AM | TrackBack (2)

Morning Radio with Pat Campbell

Thanks, Pat Campbell, for having me on your morning radio program and calling Gov. Bush to action. Your support of Terri and stand against those who oppress her are appreciated.... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:51 AM | TrackBack (0)

Whittemore Rules against the Schindlers

The Associated Press Reports:A federal judge on Friday refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, yet another setback for the parents of the brain-damaged woman in their battle against her husband to keep her alive. For a... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:03 AM | TrackBack (3)

Terri's Health Wanes

Associated Press - As Terri Schiavo's health waned, her parents pushed on to restore the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube after the nation's highest court and judges in Florida defeated their latest legal appeals.... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:23 AM | TrackBack (2)

Kevorkian Prosecutor Reaffirms Governor's Authority Under State Criminal Laws to Prevent Death of Terri Schiavo

Former prosecutor of Jack Kevorkian, Richard Thompson, reaffirmed Thursday morning the authority of Florida Governor Jeb Bush to utilize state criminal laws to prevent the death of Terri Schiavo. Pointing to two legal memos prepared by the Thomas More Law... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:13 AM | TrackBack (3)

Why Jeb Bush has the Power to Act Now

If, as chief executive of Florida, Jeb Bush believes that starving Terri Schiavo to death is a violation of her right to life, and to defend her life, as recognized in the Florida constitution (Article I, Section 2), he has the same obligation to defend constitutional right as he would in the lynching example

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We are continuing to fight for Terri - and ask you not to give up

Cheryl Ford gives us an update from the Federal Court House: We just arrived home from the federal court house in Tampa. The hearing began at 6 PM. Several of us were there waiting to be called as witnesses, should... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:12 AM | TrackBack (2)

Gov. Jeb Bush - Not Possible?

Those hoping Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will step forward to save Terri Schiavo from imminent, court-ordered starvation death are likely to be disappointed, based on his comments to a group of reporters following county court Judge George Greer's ruling against... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:26 AM | TrackBack (2)

FL Minister Calls Jeb Bush to Action

The Governor may not disregard that obligation even if a member of the judiciary has ordered otherwise. He is not bound by a court order that is at odds with a constitutional guarantee

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Posted by tim at 1:16 AM | TrackBack (1)

Packages sent to Woodside Hospice NOT being delivered!

Megan reports the following about our "Symbolic Support" action: * * * * * Regarding our deliveries of food and water. We have each sent our own deliveries, via different methods. But in following up (netgrocer--fed ex) no deliveries are... [more]

Posted by beth at 12:31 AM | TrackBack (2)

March 24, 2005

Gov. Bush Frustrated by Schiavo Roadblocks

I know I (Beth) don't speak for all of Terri's supporters, but I think it's important to remember Governor Bush does have limits on what he can legally do, and a governor under arrest can't do anything at all. I... [more]

Posted by beth at 10:03 PM

Quick updates

Florida State Supreme Court denies Schindlers' appeal (via Fox News TV). AP: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday refused to overturn a judge's order blocking the state from taking temporary custody of Terri Schiavo, another setback... [more]

Posted by beth at 9:44 PM

Blogging at the scene of the crime

David and Tim Bayly, two Indiana Presbyterian (PCA) pastors, are blogging from Woodside Hospice--very interesting! [Thank you to Chris, in comments!] If anyone is aware of others blogging from Woodside, please let us know.... [more]

Posted by beth at 9:11 PM

More Neurologists say Terri is not PVS

At Thrown Back: Neurologists Say: Recording of Terri Shows She's Not PVS You'll recall the audio recordings of Terri and her father which were posted at the Matt Drudge and the Family Research Council websites earlier this week. These recordings... [more]

Posted by beth at 8:25 PM

COMMENT POLICY

Due to the actions of a few, it's apparently necessary to reiterate the purpose of this site. This is a home base, of sorts, for those of us who support Terri Schiavo's right to live. All of the reasons why... [more]

Posted by beth at 7:22 PM | TrackBack (0)

UPDATE

Schiavo parents back in federal court (CNN) -- Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected pleas to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo on Thursday, her parents again asked a federal judge in Florida to order the brain-damaged woman's... [more]

Posted by beth at 7:10 PM | Comments (5)

The Right to Life: Protecting One Woman

Although much of the media have portrayed Terri Schiavo's plight as a right-to-die, as has also been the characterization by the euthanasia community, I believe that on the contrary, it is all about the right to live and to always... [more]

Posted by richard at 3:32 PM

Comments Offline - UPDATED - Back Online

Sorry everyone - we had to disable our comment system (again) to avoid crashing the server. We'll keep you posted regarding a solution within the next day. UPDATE - I've implemented Haloscan with very minimal testing. However, we should be... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:02 PM | TrackBack (0)

Information And Directions To The Woodside Hospice

We are getting numerous emails requesting information on how to get to the Hospice. he Woodside Hospice, is located at 6774 102nd Avenue N. (near 66th Street N and 102nd Avenue N) in Pinellas Park, Florida. If you are coming... [more]

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SCHIAVO ACTION ALERT!!!

Florida Judiciary Defines the Rule: State Constitution Be Damned! Florida Constitution, Article I Section 2: All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend... [more]

Posted by richard at 2:11 PM | Comments (19)

Greer denies DCF petition

I just learned from listening to Rush Limbaugh that Greer has denied the DCF petition. That's a stunner! Come on, Governor Bush. It's up to you!... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 2:10 PM | Comments (6)

FREE BARRABAS: Texas high court blocks scheduled Wednesday execution

Texas' highest appeals court stopped the scheduled execution Wednesday of a man about five hours before he could have been put to death in the 1989 slaying of a restaurant manager.

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Posted by richard at 1:57 PM | Comments (3)

Greer Denies one Petition, Considers Another

Judge Greer on Thursday denied the state petition to put Schiavo into state custody but is now considering a petition by the DCF. It says a neurologist who examined Schiavo's medical records found she was "most likely in a state... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:07 PM | Comments (39)

Felos: Schindlers' Time 'Better Served in Reflection,'

Attorney George Felos also urged Terri's parents to end their legal quest to keep their daughter alive: "I think their time would be better served in reflection,"

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Posted by richard at 12:57 PM | Comments (7)

Runaway Judiciary

Congress is allowed to "intervene and guide or control the exercise of the courts' discretion"--except when it comes to Terri Schiavo. - Hugh Hewitt (HT: La Shawn Barber) So how about a Republican governor's sending in the National Guard to... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:22 PM | Comments (1)

Gov. Jeb Bush - Take Action Now (please)

Governor Bush's email: jeb.bush@myflorida.com Phone: 850-488-4441 Fax: 850-487-0801 As commenter Sirena said, Be polite, don't cuss or swear, and plead for him to get her... Beth writes, Appeal to Governor Bush with gratitude for his respect for life and his... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:27 AM | Comments (17)

Bush Faces Showdown at Pinellas Park

Source: The Empire Journal A constitutional showdown looms in Florida today at high noon [more]... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:25 AM | Comments (4)

Five Briefs Say Gov. Bush Has the Legal Authority to Save Terri Schiavo

Posted on the internet are five legal briefs that explain to Govenor Jeb Bush that he has the legal authority to save Terri Schiavo. In an effort to save Florida citizen, Terri Schindler-Schiavo from a court ordered death by starvation,... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:19 AM

Supreme Court Declines Schindler Request - Call Jeb Bush

From the Associated Press:The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to order Terri Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted, rejecting a desperate appeal by her parents to keep their severely brain-damaged daughter alive. The decision, announced in a terse one-page order, marked the... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:31 AM | Comments (139)

The whole Terri Schiavo story

The little-publicized nuances of her 15-year saga often get lost amid the smoldering, post-election political warfare reignited by the intervention of Congress on behalf of Terri.

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Posted by richard at 10:10 AM | Comments (1)

Getting Elected Blogline: "And the Crowd Said Crucify"

Terri Schiavo's life is now in the hands of the Supreme Court. In the meantime, Terri's life is slowly slipping away. She is being starved to serve "justice". However, she has committed no crime.

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Posted by richard at 9:50 AM | Comments (5)

National Call For Action: Come to Woodside Now - Go To Washington Now

Terri is about to die. Many are now feeling very frustrated and helpless about what is happening. Let's let the world know how we feel about what our system of injustice has done to an innocent woman.

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Posted by richard at 9:16 AM | Comments (5)

Judge Greer's Latest Abuse of Justice

This article is interesting reading, to say the least.... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 9:02 AM | Comments (2)

CSI MEDBLOGS: FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF CT BRAINS TURNS UP NEW ASTOUNDING EVIDENCE

CodeBlueBlog has offered some astounding revelations about Terri. Could Michael Schiavo have caused Terri a second injury in the hospital?

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Posted by richard at 8:53 AM

Fired Nurse Claims Terri Feels Pain

CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer Jeff Johnson reports that a nurse who worked at the hospice where Terri Schiavo is dying of dehydration and starvation has revealed that Terri feels pain and the nursing staff medicates her for it. As explained... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:50 AM | Comments (2)

Scarborough Country's Passionate Plea For Terri

"We see a beautiful young woman made in the image of God. A God who will not bless this or any country that kills it's weakest or most vulnerable citizens. May God forgive us all."

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Posted by richard at 1:53 AM | Comments (11)

Video: Randall Terry "Judge Greer is Corrupt"

Joe Scarborough's interview with him in which he has a lot to say about Judge George "kill Terri at all costs" Greer.

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Posted by richard at 12:07 AM | Comments (7)

March 23, 2005

Doctor says Terri is Aware and Feels Pain - Updated

In summary, Terri Schiavo demonstrates behaviors in a variety of cognitive domains that call into question the previous neurological diagnosis of persistent vegetative state. Specifically, she has demonstrated behaviors that are context-specific, sustained, and indicative of cerebral cortical processing that, upon careful neurological consideration, would not be expected in a persistent vegetative state

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Posted by tim at 10:50 PM

CSI MEDBLOGS: Does Terri Schiavo have Hydrocephalus ?

THE FEEDING TUBE MUST BE REINSERTED IN ORDER TO GET A NEW CT OF THE BRAIN He has offered the following proposition to Terri Schiavo's legal team today: The single CT image he was able to access at the U... [more]

Posted by richard at 10:31 PM

Video of Carla Sauer on Michael Schiavo: "I want the public to know the truth"

This video was submitted by one Jackson's Junction's readers with the headline "Amazing Video - Schiavo Case".

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Posted by richard at 9:29 PM

Greer Denies DCF Petition - Developing

Judge Greer today denied a petition today from the Department of Children and Families for sealed medical records and protective investigation, according to CNN. But, he didn't stop there. According to CNN, Greer also issued an order that DCF be... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:08 PM | TrackBack (3)

Contact info for DCF - Updated

Contact info for DCF Lucy D. Hadi, Secretary 1317 Winewood Blvd. Building 1, Room 202 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700 Phone: (850) 487-1111 Update: E-mail address for the Departement of Children and Families;... [more]

Posted by richard at 5:22 PM | TrackBack (4)

Florida Senate Rejects Bill To Save Terri

Breaking: The Florida Senate has rejected the bill that could save Terri Schiavo's life, according to FOX News. Additionally, the 11th District has turned down the Schindler's motion. Call, email, shout, smoke signals, whatever it takes - contact the Governor... [more]

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Admin Note About Comments

Many of you noticed that our site was not accessible for a short time. Apparently it was the sheer volume of comments that overloaded the server and led to the outage. For the time being our comment sections will be... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:45 PM | TrackBack (0)

ALTERNATIVE PHONE NUMBERS FOR FL. SENATORS:

alternative phone contacts for Fl Senators

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Posted by richard at 4:27 PM | TrackBack (1)

Breaking: DCF and Governor Bush have new information - Going back to Greer

The Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, just completed a press conference with Tampa Bay media.

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Posted by richard at 3:43 PM | Comments (35)

Fired for Refusing to Remove a Feeding Tube

This message came from a reader:I am an RN. Several years ago, I was wrongfully fired for refusing to remove a feeding tube from 2 patients who had been diagnosed as PVS like Terri. Neither patient was really PVS and... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:39 PM

OpEd: Terri's Last Chance - It's time to try giving Terri Schiavo orally administered liquids.

THE CHIPS ARE DOWN. We have had a surfeit of due process. It is now well past time to consider the facts which process has willfully ignored. There is no reason, medical, moral, or legal, to refrain from an attempt to provide Terri Schiavo with orally administered liquids.

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Posted by richard at 2:32 PM | Comments (29)

Terri is No Different than My Child

Denise (MiracleChild)wrote the following message in our comments section of this post:I have a disabled daughter. At 4 months of age, a highly respected UCLA neurologist told us based on her MRI's and his physical inspection of her that our... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:20 PM | Comments (17)

Fl Senate Update: Gov. Bush Poised To Act

Gov Bush has agreed that if Senate can come to an agreement in her favor....that he will go in by force and take her and give her food and water.

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Posted by richard at 1:51 PM | Comments (94)

Europeans Reflect on Schiavo Case: Where Florida went wrong for even euthanasia supporters

Dutch laws, like those in Switzerland and Belgium, require that the patient clearly and insistently request death. Schiavo, had she ever requested death should she fall into a vegetative state, did not insist on it.

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Posted by richard at 1:18 PM | Comments (14)

When the Law is Wrong

There was a time when the law of this land said that one must return a man who had escaped into a free state to the man in a slave state that claimed to own him. That was the law... [more]

Posted by dory at 12:59 PM | Comments (23)

Florida Legislature is Able to Help Terri - Action Requested (Updated with emails)

Florida’s House and Senate are considering a dehydration and starvation protection act that would require stronger evidence of informed consent prior to removing assisted food and fluids from an incapacitated patient.

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Posted by tim at 12:40 PM | Comments (34) | TrackBack (7)

Terri Schiavo Videos

Video of Terri Schiavo is compelling because it shows that she responds to and communicates with others. However, the video files are large and, with the media attention on Terri, have caused several sites to exceed their bandwidth limits making... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:30 PM | Comments (4)

Two Readers Who Identify with Terri and Want to Help

Jodi's daughter is fed through a tube.I am 39 yrs old and have a daughter, almost 10 yrs old, who was severely brain damaged at birth. This case with Terri is very close to my heart because of my daughter... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:30 PM | Comments (8)

Demonstrators beginning civil disobedience

Already one being arrested right now for "trespassing," trying to take water to the Hospice. A group of demonstrators are gathered to try to do this as a group... Fox News has live coverage!... [more]

Posted by beth at 11:37 AM | Comments (97)

Purim: A message from the book of Esther that applies to Terri

The significance of this is not lost to Chana Meira at Meira Online as it relates to Terri Schiavo, the result of which will affect the disabled, the elderly, the unwanted, our society, and how we are viewed in the world today.

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Posted by richard at 11:25 AM | Comments (5)

UPDATE from Press Conference

Here's the latest update from the press conference (Still underway? Expect further details later): * Pleaded with Justice Kennedy and the US Supreme Court to "not rush to judgement," hoping for a stay so the case can be fully investigated.... [more]

Posted by beth at 9:39 AM | Comments (54)

Paving the way for euthanasia legalization

Fifteen years ago, Holland had a case similar to [Terri] Schiavo's, A judge allowed the husband of Ineke Stinissen, who had been in a coma for several years, to remove her feeding tube. She died of starvation, and her case... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:24 AM | Comments (40)

BlogsforTerri in Today's News

Financial TimesOne site, BlogsforTerri.com, offered directions to a candlelight vigil this evening in Dallas and called on supporters to protest at the office of a Florida prosecutor, hoping he will charge a state judge with "aiding and abetting" Ms Schiavo's... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:25 AM | Comments (10)

BREAKING: COURT RULES AGAINST TERRI

THE COURT HAS RULED AGAINST REINSERTING THE FEEDING TUBE. Reported on a Fox News Alert. Details: ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal appeals court refused early Wednesday to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, denying an emergency request by... [more]

Posted by beth at 2:36 AM | Comments (45)

Medical Attorney Andrew Schlafly Says Federal Court Decision in Schiavo Case Ripe to be Overturned

WASHINGTON, March 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Nationally noted attorney, Andrew Schlafly, outlines judicial errors that require the 11th Circuit to overturn on appeal the decision in the case of Terri Schiavo. "Judge Whittemore applied the wrong standard and reached the... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:49 AM | Comments (31)

100 Hours of Starvation

As her family petitions a federal appelate court, it is worth remembering that Terri Schiavo has been without sustenance now for over 100 hours and is likely experiencing the effects of starvation described by St. Louis neurologist William Burke.A conscious... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:10 AM | Comments (11)

March 22, 2005

Part 2: "I have a sister who was in the same situation as Terri Schiavo"

A few days ago I reported the story of a woman who said, "I have a sister who was in the same situation as Terri Schivo."

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Posted by richard at 10:55 PM | Comments (18)

CSI MEDBLOGS: CODEBLUEBLOG ANALYZES TERRI SCHIAVO'S CT OF THE BRAIN

I HAVE SEEN MANY WALKING, TALKING, FAIRLY COHERENT PEOPLE WITH WORSE CEREBRAL/CORTICAL ATROPHY. THEREFORE, THIS IS IN NO WAY PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT TERRI SCHIAVO'S MENTAL ABILITIES OR/OR CAPABILITIES ARE COMPLETELY ERADICATED.

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Posted by richard at 9:52 PM | Comments (17)

Michael Schiavo of Tom Delay: "He's a slithering snake"

I was surprised to read in WorldNetDaily that Tom Delay is not Michael Schiavo's favorite person. Can't imagine why.

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Posted by richard at 9:30 PM | Comments (24)

Starving Cows seems to be a crime...

Hat tip: Amsiriano Amsiriano comments: It's World Hypocrisy Day! March 22, 2005 06:59 A rancher in Florida has been arrested for starving a bunch of cows. But, hey, let's give this guy a break! After all, maybe he took his... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 9:06 PM | Comments (13)

Key Florida Senators To Contact

HERE ARE THE NINE KEY FLORIDA SENATORS WE NEED TO REACH

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Posted by richard at 8:29 PM | Comments (22)

Terri Schiavo Bone Scan (Updated)

The significance of this bone scan report is that Teri has no known history of trauma, unless it occurred while living with Michael.

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Posted by richard at 6:51 PM | Comments (40)

Vatican paper criticizes ruling in brain-damaged woman's case

In its editorial, L'Osservatore Romano said Whittemore had condemned Schiavo to an "atrocious death: death from hunger and thirst."

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Posted by richard at 6:35 PM | Comments (16)

Coalition Calls Upon Bush to Save Schiavo's Life by Using Police Powers; Press Conferences in Washington, Tallahassee March 23

There are two people in the United States who can save Terri Schiavo's life right now. The president of the United States and the governor of Florida

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Posted by richard at 6:21 PM | Comments (23)

Witness Protection Program

According to The Empire Journal, Terri qualifies for the Witness Protection program. It is possible she may be placed in this program under the Witness Security Program Act of 1984. Read the Empire Journal's story for more details. UPDATE: AG... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 5:18 PM | Comments (14)

Hospice Nurse Fired

I just found out a nurse at the Hospice who was caring for Terri got fired for protesting what is being done to her. More here. Hannity also mentioned this a few minutes ago. UPDATE: I'm listening to the Sean... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 5:09 PM | Comments (11)

Please Call Nancy Argenziano Now! (Updated)

just got a personal response from Senator Nancy Argenziano! She asked where I got the info about Terri being able to sip some water.

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Posted by richard at 1:33 PM | Comments (137) | TrackBack (5)

Life, Death, and Reality

The usually-irreverent and apolitical Sigmund, Carl & Alfred have a philosophical discussion with a medical profession about Terri's situation: It is a rare thing when we can have our awareness- real awareness- enlightened. When that happens, we are changed. That... [more]

Posted by beth at 1:00 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

The Pinellas County True Life Passion Play - 2005

America's sacrificial lamb, the innocent and tragic Terri Schlinder Schiavo has been arrested and is now being savagely scourged while Pontius Pilate, Judge James Whittemore, decides

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Posted by richard at 11:48 AM | Comments (58) | TrackBack (5)

Candlelight Vigil For Terri In Dallas

We've been asked to announce another Candlelight Vigil Service for Terri in Dallas:

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Posted by richard at 11:35 AM | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

Regarding This Morning's Terri Schiavo Ruling

The state of Florida, through its judiciary, has ordered the termination of Terri Schiavo's life. This is an interest clearly protected by the due process clause of the 14th Amendment.

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Posted by richard at 10:50 AM | Comments (32) | TrackBack (2)

New Democratic Party Leader's Moral Relativism

With their moral relativism firmly in hand, members of the New Democrat Party are railing at the idea of Terri Schiavo being allowed to live.

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Posted by richard at 9:28 AM | Comments (14) | TrackBack (0)

JUDGE WHITTEMORE, I'M PUZZLED

what puzzles me is what US District Judge James Whittemore said to the press moments ago: "I will not tell you when, how or how long it will take.

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Posted by richard at 8:45 AM | Comments (56) | TrackBack (2)

FOX NEWS: Judge Declines to Order Reinsertion of Feeding Tube

Fox News: Judge Whittemore has declined to order reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, as requested by the Schindlers. No further information is available at this time. Update: U.S. District Judge James Whittemore said the 41-year-old woman's parents had not... [more]

Posted by richard at 6:38 AM | Comments (163) | TrackBack (10)

URGENT REQUEST FOR ACTION - Terri Schiavo is now over 91 hours without food and water.

A Call to Action - Terri Schiavo is now over 91 hours without food and water.

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Posted by richard at 6:09 AM | Comments (24) | TrackBack (4)

Husband Recovers after being Diagnosed as PVS

He was in a coma and was much worse off than Teri - he had it ALL, ventilator, feeding tube, catheter, then trach. He couldn't breathe off the ventilator for more than 5 minutes at a time. When you would see him sitting up in his chair, he LOOKED so much worse off than her - he drooled, his tongue hung out, his head lolled to the side-he looked totally "not there" - you would never look at him & think there was a chance that he would be okay.

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Posted by tim at 3:44 AM | Comments (12) | TrackBack (1)

Florida Legislature - ACTION ITEM Part 2

We need EVERYONE READING THIS to call the following Florida state Senators ASAP, and ask them to do one simple thing: “HAVE MERCY ON TERRI SCHIAVO — PLEASE VOTE TO SAVE TERRI’S LIFE TODAY.” TAKE ACTION: Call these ten Senators:... [more]

Posted by beth at 3:04 AM | Comments (5) | TrackBack (1)

March 21, 2005

Florida Legislature is Still Able to Help (Update ACTION REQUESTED)

Hugh Hewitt writes that the Florida legislature still has an opportunity to come to the aid of Terri Schiavo:A relief bill was blocked by the state Senate, and at least six Republicans voted against it. Here's a link with the... [more]

Posted by tim at 9:08 PM | Comments (88) | TrackBack (7)

Hammesfahr: Terri could be fed orally if it were allowed

In an article today in BP News, "The important thing for people to understand is that she can eat and swallow right now,” said William Hammesfahr, a neurologist who has examined Schiavo. He is in many of the videos circulated... [more]

Posted by beth at 9:07 PM | Comments (54) | TrackBack (6)

Judge Declines to Rule, Terri Without Food and Water for 74 Hours

A federal judge declined for now to order a feeding tube reinserted in Terri Schiavo, the brain- damaged Florida woman who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years. U.S. District Judge James Whittemore, after hearing arguments for about... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:39 PM | Comments (99) | TrackBack (6)

A View from the Courtroom

Reproduced from BaylyBlog:Judge Whittemore in court this afternoon requested of Schindler attorney David Gibbs a response to a brief by Schiavo attorney Felos questioning the constitutionality of legislation passed last night by U.S. Congress and signed by President Bush. Acknowledging... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:29 PM | Comments (12) | TrackBack (3)

Key Senators in Florida to Contact

Randall Terry on the Sean Hannity radio show is asking people to contact these Florida senators who voted no on the Florida bill that could save Terri's life. If three of them change their minds, Gov. Bush can sign that... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 6:28 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Media Bias in Terri Schiavo Case at Extreme Levels in AP, Reuters Reports

on Terri Schiavo, the media has picked up on the story of her plight. However, some say the bias in the news reporting has reached extreme levels as media outlets attempt to shape public opinion...

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Posted by richard at 5:00 PM | Comments (110) | TrackBack (2)

Fox News: Terri is PVS and has a liquified brain

Shep Smith (NY) just assured the public that Terri is PVS and has a
liquified brain.

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Posted by richard at 4:46 PM | Comments (36) | TrackBack (1)

Judge Considers, the Public Waits

ABC News - A federal judge weighed the fate of a brain-damaged Florida woman on Monday, acting hours after the U.S. Congress and President Bush intervened to push the highly charged right-to-die case back into court. U.S. District Judge James... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:18 PM | Comments (56) | TrackBack (1)

While we're waiting...

It's hard to consider the next step while waiting for yet another judge to pontificate on whether Terri Schiavo should (continue to!) be starved to death. Don't forget to pray; but also, remember that your congresscritters still need to hear... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 3:54 PM | Comments (26) | TrackBack (0)

Killed Because Their Lives are Not Worth Living

One of our regular contributors, Dori from WittenbergGate, has captured an important aspect of the long-term vision of BlogsforTerri in a recent post. She writes, Terri's situation is important, not only because of her precious life, but also because her... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:20 PM | Comments (9) | TrackBack (2)

Musings on the Terri Schiavo case

If Peterson were the guardian of his wife and baby, Florida Judge Greer would let him execute his wife and baby legally.

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Posted by richard at 3:07 PM | Comments (54) | TrackBack (0)

Support Terri at the Courthouse

Anyone who can go to Tampa in show of support must get there by 2:30. Leave your phones, pagers and most everything in the car because will not be allowed in the building. Their security is much more strict than... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:05 PM | Comments (118) | TrackBack (2)

Republicans Scheduled For The Terri Schiavo "Wall of Shame"

there were five House republicans who voted 'nay' on S.686 tonight. They will go to the head of the list when it is assembled later this afternoon.

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Posted by richard at 11:09 AM | Comments (172) | TrackBack (2)

Court Hearing For Terri Schiavo Scheduled For 3:00 PM ET

There is a hearing scheduled in court today at 3:00 PM ET before Honorable Judge James D Whittemore in Tampa today for a restraining order

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Posted by richard at 10:57 AM | Comments (30) | TrackBack (3)

Feeding Tube Not Reinserted Yet

Apparently, the bill President Bush signed into law early this morning allows for the Schindler family to file a motion with a federal court asking for Terri's feeding tube to be reinserted. The judge has yet to rule on the... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 9:49 AM | Comments (34) | TrackBack (0)

Attorney General Gonzalez Asked To Intervene

This is directly from the Empire Journal: A formal request has been made to the U.S. Attorney General to initiate an investigation into the alleged civil rights violations of Terri Schindler-Schiavo.... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 8:20 AM | Comments (20) | TrackBack (3)

Terri's feeding tube may be reinserted (Update)

Sherri had this to say early this morning: President Bush Signs the Bill! Bush has signed the bill. Terri will be taken to a local hospital for a 90 minute procedure to re-insert her feeding tube. This must be done... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 8:09 AM | Comments (13) | TrackBack (2)

Bush Signs Terri's Bill Into Law

President Bush signed emergency legislation sent to him by Congress early Monday to allow Terri Schiavo's parents ask a federal judge to prolong their daughter's life, capping days of emotional debate over who should decide life and death. "In cases... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:51 AM | Comments (50) | TrackBack (6)

Bill Passes: Schindlers Want Terri's Feeding Tube Reinserted

An attorney for Schiavo's parents filed a request for an emergency injunction with a federal appellate court to have her feeding tube reinserted once the bill is passed.

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Posted by richard at 1:07 AM | Comments (23) | TrackBack (2)

Terri's Bill Passed

At 12:32 this morning .... here is the roll call. (update: the text of the bill can be found here) The Miami Herald Reports,President Bush stood ready at the White House, lawyers stood ready at a Florida courthouse and nurses... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:46 AM | Comments (7) | TrackBack (3)

Democrats of Death For Terri

Here are the Democrats for Death. All of them will be placed on the BlogsForTerri "Wall of Shame" when it is established tomorow.

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Posted by richard at 12:14 AM | Comments (109) | TrackBack (4)

March 20, 2005

Futile Care: The Terri Schiavo Case

Terri's parents want her to live, and after viewing the videos and talking to people, so do I.

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Posted by richard at 11:45 PM | Comments (11) | TrackBack (1)

AUDIO TAKE OF TERRI ON FRIDAY (Update)

AUDIO TAKE OF TERRI ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

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Posted by richard at 10:02 PM | Comments (66) | TrackBack (5)

Huge list of email addresses

FYI: Long list of email addresses (mostly Florida state legislators--not federal legislators) in the extended part of this entry--cut and paste the list or a selection of them into your email messages if you want to.... [more]

Posted by beth at 8:09 PM | Comments (14) | TrackBack (0)

On the matter of Judicial terrorism

The court-ordered starvation death of Terri Schindler-Schiavo has begun.

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Posted by richard at 7:20 PM | Comments (20) | TrackBack (0)

UPDATE on Urgent Action

I just got a live person (or an extraordinary 'bot!) at Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz's DC number, 202-225-7931. The other mailboxes seem to be full, or maybe that's the default message when a staffer isn't available. In any case, call,... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 6:38 PM | Comments (29) | TrackBack (0)

Does Michael Know What Terri Wanted?

Michael Schiavo has publicly stated that his goal in withholding treatment from his wife and removing her feeding tube (leading to death-by-starvation) is in accord with her wishes. During his recent appearance on the Larry King Show he gave a... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:32 PM | Comments (12) | TrackBack (1)

Gibbs says Ready to Reinsert Feeding Tube

From Straight Up With Sherri, who is in Florida now. Attorney Gibbs came out and said that he filed the required briefs with the federal court and they will be poised and ready to reinsert the feeding tube right away... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 5:36 PM | Comments (43) | TrackBack (1)

Complete List of Senators

The Empire Journal has provided a complete list of US senators with their contact information here. This should make contacting them easier.... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 4:37 PM | Comments (8) | TrackBack (2)

URGENT ACTION: Congressman Jim Davis(FL) and Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz(FL) Need Convincing

Let them know that should they fail to support Terri, we will ensure that their careers in Congress of the United States is over! Let them know that BlogsforTerri and the hundreds of bloggers and their hundreds of thousands of readers that support her will target them to be replaced.

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Posted by richard at 4:28 PM | Comments (8) | TrackBack (2)

Violating Terri's Rights

For those mainly concerned that all legal i's get dotted and t's get crossed, or for those who feel this situation is kosher because they (mistakenly) believe they have been, the Empire Journal has a good appetite-whetting summary of legal... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 4:17 PM | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

Michael Schiavo: NO VISITORS PERIOD! (Updated)

JUST SUSPENDED VISITATION FROM ALL VISITORS, INCLUDING THE SCHINDLERS FROM BEING WITH THEIR DAUGHTER TERRI IN HER FINAL HOURS.

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Nurse: Terri Can Eat Normally

Law testified that the only reason she didn't attempt to feed Ms. Schiavo more frequently was "because I was so afraid of being caught by Michael."

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BlogsForTerri being interviewed on BBC Radio this afternoon

Apparently there is as much or more interest in Europe regarding Terri's plight, as there is in the US. I was interviewed on the phone this morning by BBC Radio and will be interviewed live about 5 PM ET this afternoon.

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Terri Groggy and Unresponsive: High fever last night likely due to infection caused by improper removal of the feeding tube

Terri developed a high fever last night, most likely due to infection caused by improper removal of the feeding tube... she is groggy and unresponsive, and may not make it much longer.

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Terri's Bill Passed

At 12.46 this morning .... here is the roll call.... [more]

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SenatorCongressman Robert Wexler (Fl) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR) Are Leading The Effort To Cause Terri Schiavo To Die (Updated)

They need to be totally overwhelmed NOW with telephone calls and emails.

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MOST URGENT ACTION REQUIRED: Contact Democratic Senators Now (UPDATED)

It has become MOST URGENT that all Democratic US Senators be contacted all day long by telephone and email.

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Bobby Schindler Sunday Update - Fry the phones Again!

Just got off phone with Bobby and he's still in Washington. He asks that we focus tightly on frying the phones all day long.

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MORE on "Symbolic Stand for Terri"

Regarding the post below about sending boxes of food and water to Woodside Hospice for symbolic support of Terri... First, don't worry about it going to waste. Remember there are other patients there who could probably use what is sent,... [more]

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Updated - My sister was given a second chance at life, and Terri deserves that same chance!

The sister of one of our readers suffered brain damage that left her in a condition similar to that of Terri Schiavo. She writes,I have a sister who was in the same situation as Terri Schiavo. 12 years ago my... [more]

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If Terri Schiavo Dies...

Before Terri Schiavo dies of starvation and thirst, there are two questions that must be answered.

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March 19, 2005

Symbolic Stand for Terri

I've found a BRILLIANT proposal for a Symbolic Stand For Terri--LET'S DO IT! I would like to suggest an extension of our voices in opposition to the crimes being committed against Terri. I say we make a strong and symbolic... [more]

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MSNBC's Caplan All Wrong on Schiavo

In the course of his brief article, Arthur Caplan has demonstrated that he is unfamiliar with important facts of the case, unfamiliar with the moral authority of marital relations and the ways such authority can be compromised

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Update from Hospice Woodside – March 19, 2005

There is a woman who runs a small shop across the road from the hospice by the name of Stephanie. She has, essentially, closed down her shop and moved her inventory aside to give the Schindler family a place to sit and rest

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On 'I Have Personal Knowledge Of This Case'

This is an excerpt written by a woman who worked with a former attorney for the Schindlers, and it's posted on this blog. The blog that carries this account also reprinted the Empire Journal's article describing intimate connections between some... [more]

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Judge Greer Leaves Church After Criticism

Lifenews - The judge in the Terri Schaivo case who reissued an order Friday that prompted Terri's feeding tube to be removed for a third time has withdrawn his membership in a local Baptist Church. William Rice, the pastor of... [more]

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Patricia Heaton Pleads for Terri Schiavo

Patricia Heaton pled for the life of Terri Schiavo today as Terri's life-sustaining feeding tube was removed.

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Some Concise Facts for Congress

It's looking like congressional action is the most likely hope for Terri right now. Soon, the US house and senate are going to vote on a compromised bill that will insure Terri gets an appeal in federal courts. I think... [more]

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Video of Tom Delay Press Conference

video - Tom Delay, along with other members of congress, just held a press conference to announce they have reached agreement on a bill that will: (1) guarantee Terri Schiavo...

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Congressional Compromise Bill Announced

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has announced a House and Senate compromise bill that will insure Terri Schiavo an appeal in the Federal Courts. The Senate will meet this evening and the House will meet on Sunday.... [more]

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Senate to Convene at 5pm Saturday

The US Senate will convene in a special session on Saturday evening at 5:00 to consider passage of the Incapacitated Persons Protection Act.... [more]

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ATTORNEY'S LAST VISIT WITH TERRI SCHIAVO

The following are Terri Schiavo's sister, Suzanne Vitadamo's and Attorney Barbara Weller's sworn testimony submitted to Judge Greer in Pinellas County Court today. Barbara Weller, Esq., is putting her entire professional reputation as an officer of the court on the... [more]

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Captain's Quarters Email: Callers can call in and discuss Terri (updated)

We'll be discussing it until 1:00 Pm CT if callers want to keep it going. Callers can reach us at 651-289-4488.

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An Arrest Record to Be Proud Of

Three men were arrested today in Pinellas Park, Florida. Their crime? They attempted to bring water to a thirsty woman. ...I was thirsty and you gave me drink... Matthew 25:35... [more]

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New URGENT Action Item - Bobby Schindler Update

Blogs: Please expedite posting and pass around. Readers, please help to create tsunami of telephone calls and emails

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Mary Schindler's Plea

Mary Schindler, Terri Schiavo's mother, stood before a microphone moments ago. In that building behind me my daughter is starving to death... We laugh together. We cry together. We smile together. We talk together... Please, please, please, save my little... [more]

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Terri's Mom to Address the Press

For the first time since the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, her mother Mary Schindler, will address the press. Mary Schindler and Randall Terry will hold the noon press conference --- in front of the Woodside Hospice, where Terri... [more]

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Latest Update From Bobby Schindler in Washington: "Keep Frying the Phones"

Bobby Schindler is still in Washington, fighting for his sister's life. He said to "please have the blogs keep up the pressure

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Message To Michael From Reader In Italy

We received the following email from Dr. Luigi Schiavo in Italy.

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Suggestion For Protestors In Pinellas Park: Bring your MRI/PET Scan Sign

Maybe someone bring big posters to the hospice campers that says "WHERE ARE THE MRI & PET RESULTS? HOW DO YOU KNOW SHE'S IN PVS?

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URGENT ACTION ALERT

This is an urgent congressional action alert from the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) in Washington, D.C.

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Senate/House Leadership Urged to Pass 'Terri Schiavo's Law' on Monday

Christian Coalition of America on March 18 urged the House and Senate leadership to pass the "Terri Schiavo Law" on Monday, whether it be the House bill passed unanimously or the Senate bill also passed unanimously. Christian Coalition commends the... [more]

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National Call for Faith and Values Community to Come to Pinellas Park and Stand in Solidarity with Terri Schiavo

Christian Organizations Ask Thousands to be a Witness for Life at Woodside Hospice Now that Terri Schiavo is being starved and dehydrated because of the court-ordered removal of her feeding tube, faith organizations and leaders are encouraging supporters to come... [more]

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Bloggers: Please help to announce a prayer vigil for Terri in Dallas

A candlelight prayer vigil for Terri will be held in Dallas on Saturday, March 19, 2005. Gather at 6:00 pm-Candles lit at 6:30

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Starvation - A Painless Death?

ABC News is now reporting that Terri Schiavo's death "is likely to be very serene." Dr. Fred Mirarchi, assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, is quoted in the statement, "The process of... [more]

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What's REALLY Driving the Death Train for Terri! EXPLOSIVE Revelations About Judge Greer and Pinellas County "Guardians!"

You are going to be shocked at what she found, and it has a lot to do with the Pinellas county court system, and especially, Judge George Greer.

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March 18, 2005

Michael Schiavo and his attorney on offensive

Felos held a press conference this afternoon and urged people to call congress to tell them to not pass any measure that would protect Terri Schiavo's life.

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Medical Facts About Terri Schiavo

Many people have referred to the "medical evidence" that Terri has little to no brain matter remaining.
FACT: The only way to determine such a thing accurately is with an MRI or PET scan. Neither have been done, and they have been disallowed in her case per Michael Schiavo's instructions.

Many people have spoken of the doctors who have "evaluated" Terri.
FACT: The primary evaluator, Dr. Ronald Cranford is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in PVS cases. Why do I mention this? Because he has also been on the board of the Euthanasia Society of America and has ties to the Hemlock Society. He is called as an expert witness for euthanasia in "Right to Die" cases. Dr. Cranford has also advocated denial of SPOON-FED feeding.

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Amber Dolle: Terri Schiavo sentenced to slow, painful death

Despite what Judge George Greer, the lawyers and the news media want the public to think, Terri Schiavo is not a 'vegetable,' nor is she 'terminally ill.' Terri functions as a living, breathing, human

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Peggy Noonan on Terri Schiavo: 'Don't Kick It'

On the political implications of Terri's case: "If Terri Schiavo is killed, Republicans will pay a political price. "

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Misdiagnosing PVS

I heard Shep Smith on Fox News say several times this afternoon that no one has ever emerged from a persistent vegetative state. There's a good reason for that. When someone shows signs of consciousness, it is not assumed that... [more]

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Email from physician reader: If Terri dies, "Demand Autopsy" to discover not only the immediate cause of death, but the proximate cause of death.

If Terri is killed by Michael and "Judge" [and Jury] Greer, then everyone must contact the Medical Examiner and demand an autopsy

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UPDATE: FROM: CHERYL FORD, NURSE SPOKESPERSON SCHINDLER FOUNDATION

THIS IS NO MORE HUMANE THAN WHEN THE FIRST PERSON WAS MARCHED INTO A GAS CHAMBER!

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Terri info: Terri speaks

According to Sherri's sources "Terri Schiavo speaks!" When the Federal Marshal appeared at the hospice to serve subpoenas, they were accompanied by local police. In serving Terri, she was asked twice, "Do you want to live?" Twice, she responded, "Yes".... [more]

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Tube is out: Michaels common law wife says he is very distraught - poor Michael

Jodie Centonze, according to Bay News 9, informed the media that Terri's tube has been removed. Centonze is Michael Schiavo's fiancé. The Schindler family was forced to leave when this took place.

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Terri told what is happening: Terri cried

Attorney Barbara Weller was with Terri earlier today. She told the media that, during his visit with Terri, she explained to her what was happening.

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BREAKING NEWS

Via Fox News TV-- Just minutes ago, the order to remove Terri's feeding tube has BEEN REINSTATED. Don't stop the phone calls, emails, and faxes! And pray!... [more]

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PRESS RELEASE:

THE HOSPICE HAS JUST NOW BEEN SERVED WITH FEDERAL SUBPOENAS ASKING THEM TO NOT REMOVE FOOD AND FLUIDS FROM TERRI SCHINDLER - SCHIAVO.

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Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Filed

A petition for an emergency stay and a petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus was filed today in the Federal Courts on Terri's behalf. If approved, this would provide Terri with a review of her case in federal court... [more]

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Subpoenas on Their Way!

Fox News is reporting that House Government Reform Committee lawyers are on their way to Florida to deliver subpoenas to Michael Schiavo, to the Schindlers, (Terri's parents), and to two doctors and the hospice administrator where she now lives. The... [more]

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Florida Senators: Change Your Vote and Save Terri (Updated)

Update: This is the approved message and target list to release the full force of the grass roots.  Senators that are too far gone to bother with are not included. All these Senators voted NO and are able to be... [more]

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Bobby Schindler: "Please Fry Those Phones"

When I spoke with Terri's brother this morning he sounded very tired and discouraged, yet hopeful that somehow ...

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Joint Statement of Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

WASHINGTON, March 17 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay today released the following statement: "It's unconscionable that Senate Democrats led by Senators Harry Reid and Ron Wyden would not... [more]

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House Committee to issue subpoenas to keep Terry Schiavo alive

USAToday - In a last-ditch effort to save Terri Schiavo's life, a House committee plans to issue subpoenas Friday to stop doctors from removing the severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube. The extraordinary legislative maneuver comes after the House and Senate... [more]

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BREAKING NEWS ON TERRI SCHIAVO

The Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee, Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) has requested Terri Schiavo to testify before his congressional committee, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

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March 17, 2005

URGENT ACTION TO CONTACT: As part of the House adjournment resolution, congress must agree to the Senate's HABEAS CORPUS bill to save Terri.

House (Federal) has left for the night, but they have not adjourned for recess, as was originally thought.

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Terri Schiavo Updates and Links

Dory at Wittenberg Gate has a nice synopsis on the news on Terri ...

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Latest Update on US Senate (Updated)

THE US SENATE HAS THANKFULLY JUST PASSED THE BILL FOR TERRI.

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Statement by the President

March 17, 2005 The case of Terri Schiavo raises complex issues. Yet in instances like this one, where there are serious questions and substantial doubts, our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life.... [more]

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BOTH SENATORS WITH LAST NAME REED ARE HOLDING UP LEGISLATION FOR TERRI

It's BOTH Senator Reeds that need to be encouraged to support Terri - Urgent that EVERYONE CALL NOW - ONLY TWO HOURS LEFT!

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Vote Needed on AOL Online Poll - Help Terri

PASS THIS ON AND POST ASAP!

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URGENT - CALL SENATOR HARRY REID - NOW!

URGENT YOU CALL THIS SENATORS TELEPHONE OFF THE WALL AND DO IT NOW!

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Legislative Update on HB 701 (Updated)

House Bill 701 has Passed on a 78-37 vote and now heads to Florida's Senate.

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Receptionist answering telephone of Fl. Senator Dennis L. Jones Tells Caller "It isn't going to happen!" (Urgent Update)

It appears that his office doesn't want Terri to live and has no intention of supporting any law to save her.

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Concerned Women for America Urges Action

Concerned Women for America (CWA) urged the Senate to take immediate action to save the life of Terri Schiavo, whose feeding tube is scheduled for removal tomorrow. In a heroic effort last night, the House passed the Protection of Incapacitated... [more]

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A Concise Reference of Background Sources on Terri Schiavo

it's a nice quick reference for those of us who argue these points on discussion boards or in the comments of blogs.

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On the Torturing of Terri Schiavo

It is not, moreover, meant to be brief and non-lethal: The torture will take about two excruciating weeks, and its sole and only purpose is to kill the victim.

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ACTION ALERT: The Following Florida Senators Could Vote Either Way - Please contact (UPDATED)

The following Florida Senators that might go either way! Please contact them IMMEDIATELY to PLEASE SUPPORT TERRI SCHIAVO'S LIFE AND HER RIGHT TO BE REHABILITATED.

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House Unanimously Passes 'Terri's Law II'

Christian Coalition of America commends the United States House of Representatives for unanimously passing "Terri's Law II"

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Day of Prayer and Fasting for Terri Schiavo Set for March 18

Whether or not the Legislation before Congress passes and her life is spared, I feel we should continue with everything as planned. It would then of course change to a time of thanksgiving and worship for what God has done. So, please join me and all the others in this effort of prayer and fasting

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Alert For Bloggers on Upcoming Terri Schiavo Action Item

This post is to alert Blogs that an important action item for Terri Schiavo is forthcoming.

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Contact information for "Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act"

The following link will allow you to contact your Senator to encourage him/her to give favorable consideration to the Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act.

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DCA SAYS NO TO SCHIAVO, LAWMAKERS READY TO SAVE LIFE

As Florida legislators compromised on a bill aimed at saving the life of Terri Schindler-Schiavo, the Second District Court of Appeals in Lakeland refused to grant a stay in the death order issued by Sixth Circuit Court Judge George W. Greer.

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PLEASE ACT NOW ON THIS FEDERAL LEGISLATION!

Your help is urgently needed to pass the Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act (H.R. 1151 and S. 539 )

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March 16, 2005

U.S. House OKs Schiavo Bill

Good news from the Associated Press:The House passed legislation late Wednesday intended to delay the removal of the feeding tube keeping alive a brain-damaged woman whose husband has been given permission by a state court to allow her to die.... [more]

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BREAKING NEWS: DCF DECLINES TO TAKE ACTION

BREAKING NEWS: We have received information from the Schindlers that the Department of Children and Families has decided that there is insufficient evidence of abuse to proceed.

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Sensenbrenner/Weldon Legislation Introduced Today to Protect Terri Schiavo--Full House to Consider Today or Thursday

House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.) and Rep. Dave Weldon (R-Fla.) today sponsored legislation to protect Terri Schiavo from starving to death by allowing her to have a federal court consider her case anew, unrestricted by the... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:09 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act Needs Action

The "court-ordered homicide" of Terri Schiavo by Florida's Sixth Circuit Judge George Greer, is scheduled to commence this Friday, March 18, and is being lobbied to Congress by the Justice Coalition to be stopped. According to the Justice Coalition, time... [more]

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On the matter of Terri Schiavo's last days

According to Jared at Exultate Justi, his feelings toward the issues in Terri's case progressed through several stages as her case worked its way through the courts and across the stage of the mainstream press. Read where he landed.

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What did you think about the Nightline "softball" interview of Michael Schiavo? ABC News wants to know!

You can read the transcript of the "softball" delicate questioning of Michael Schiavo. You can send Email ABC your closing thought.... [more]

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More on TERRI SCHIAVO'S NURSE SPEAKS OUT

Hopefuly someone has sent this affadait by registered mail to Judge Greer, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, etc. etc.

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Center For Reclaiming America urges 400,000 to "Contact Tallahassee Now!"

The Florida Senate is stalled," said Cass. "I am gravely concerned that the bill will not pass before Friday's deadline. If the feeding tube is removed, Judge Greer may block any attempt to restore food and water to Terri.

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Disciples with microphones for Terri

- via email The disciples with microphones, a newly formed catholic apostolate, has been collecting audio commentary, stories, and essays about the plight of Terri Schiavo. The quality and depth of the audio stories has been impressive, and we're hoping... [more]

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Saving Terri: Col. Bo Gritz will arrive in Pinellas Park later today

Former Green Beret Commander Bo Gritz is charging-in once again. The 66 year-old retired Army Lt. Colonel with his wife, Judy, drove straight through from their Southern Nevada home to Pinellas Park, Florida in their own effort to rescue Terri Schindler-Shiavo

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GOP bill to save life of Schiavo

Republican leaders in the Senate are preparing to move legislation this week if necessary to give federal courts jurisdiction over the life of Terri Schiavo

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2nd DCA Denies DCF Motion for Stay

http://www.2dca.org/schiavo/order.pdf On March 14, 2005, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services filed both a notice of appeal and a petition for writ of certiorari seeking review of a circuit court order of March 10, 2005. This court has... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:17 PM | Comments (5) | TrackBack (1)

Michael, is Starvation Really Painless?

Last night Michael Schiavo and his attorney, George Felos, appeared on Nightline to discuss their bid to withhold nourishment and hydration from Terri Schiavo for the purpose of ending her life. Michael’s statements included the following assertionsTerry will not be... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:01 AM | Comments (16) | TrackBack (1)

Why the Rush to Kill Terri Schindler-Schiavo?

It will open the floodgates to euthanasia in the United States, at all ages, without even a legislative decision.

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Starving for a Fair Diagnosis

quite apart from the question of Terri’s therapy and care, it is entirely likely that Terri has never been properly diagnosed. Terri is usually described as being in a Persistent Vegetative State (PVS), and indeed Judge Greer ruled as a finding of fact that she is PVS; but this diagnosis and finding were arrived at in a way that has many neurologists expressing surprise and dismay.

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Posted by richard at 10:22 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (3)

Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite Swallows the MSM Distortions 'Hook, Line, and Sinker'

Responding to our email requesting her support for saving Terri Schiavo, Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite included the following text,in her apparently automatic reply:

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Crystal's "TIP for TERRI SCHIAVO SIGN MAKERS"

Crystal at Crystal Clear offers the following comments and suggestions with regards to the demonstrations and vigils...

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DCF Appeals Schiavo Decision, Asks District Court of Appeals for Stay

DCF has asked the appellate court to issue a stay in the death order until the matter can be heard and investigation completed.

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March 15, 2005

Crystal Clear Look at the Loving & Murderous Michael Schiavo

Here's a great post about Michael Schiavo that we were made aware of through an email from a reader.

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SHERIFF HIRED MICHAEL SCHIAVO AS JAIL NURSE

The Empire Journal has learned that days before leaving office as Pinellas County sheriff, Rice hired Schiavo, a registered nurse, to work in the Inmates Medical Care Division of the Pinellas County Jail.

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Congress Ponders Terri Schiavo’s Fate

By Joseph A. D'Agostino It’s an odd world in which a disabled Florida woman can be killed by a method outlawed as too cruel for animals, and in which she is not covered by the habeas corpus protections granted to... [more]

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Former Nurse Reveals Terri Schiavo's Capabilities

Blogs  - Please repost this and help to see that it gets all around the blogosphere ASAP. Carla Sauer Iyer, a nurse who cared for Terri Schiavo from April 1995 to July 1996 at Palm Garden of Largo Convalescent Center... [more]

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Congress makes last-minute try to save Terri Schiavo

Under the bill, Mrs. Schiavo -- who is incapacitated and has been the center of a bitter legal battle for years between her husband and her parents -- would be granted a chance at federal habeas corpus review, typically only used to review death-row cases before an execution.

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Outrageous item of the day: Pinellas Park city officials block hospice from protestors

Pinellas County, Florida - the death camp capital of the world and home of the euthanasia-supporting St Petersburg Times and city officials who support killing the innocent

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Human Rights Groups Silent on Schiavo's Torture

NewsMax Article (ht: Conservative Politics):Court-approved plans to starve a brain-damaged Florida woman to death later this month have prompted no outrage from human rights groups - even though, under international law, forced starvation is considered a form of torture. A... [more]

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David Limbaugh: Prayers for Terri

Absent a further court order, Terri Schiavo's feeding tube will be removed on Friday, and she will starve -- painfully, many say -- to death. Doesn't it strike you as eerie that the court relied on the testimony of an "estranged" husband in making its decision?

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Contact Amnesty International About Terri Schiavo (Updated)

Update: Amnesty International called back and said that they only get involved in death penalty cases, and declined to help Terri. More updated info below post> Just what in the hell is Terri under if not a death sentence by... [more]

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Schiavo bill a race against time

The new proposal says a feeding tube could not be withheld unless a patient signed a living will opposing artificial sustenance, or met one of several other narrowly drawn exceptions.

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Legislative update - Florida - House Bill 523

Tomorrow, March 16, 2005, the House Judiciary Committee will hear House Bill 523, titled "An act relating to evidence; repealing s. 90.602, F.S.".

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House Bill 701 Passed Through Committee

House Bill 701 passed through committee this morning and is scheduled to be heard on the floor Thursday. I'm not certain what time, but Thursday looks like the day. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who... [more]

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CARDINAL RIGALI'S STATEMENT REGARDING TERRI SCHIAVO

Americans are watching with concern the plight of Terri Schindler Schiavo in Florida. It is a tragic situation that has grave implications for the future treatment of those who are vulnerable and reliant upon someone else to provide their sustenance and decide the level of medical care they receive.

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Legislative update - Florida - House Bill 523

Tomorrow, March 16, 2005, the House Judiciary Committee will hear House Bill 523, titled "An act relating to evidence; repealing s. 90.602, F.S.".

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FRANCISCAN FRIARS PRAYING TO ARCHBISHOP SHEEN FOR MIRACLE FOR SCHIAVO

While pro-life supporters nationwide fight for the life of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, whose feeding tube is scheduled to be removed March 18th, New York's Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are staging a different kind of campaign.

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March 14, 2005

Terri Schiavo ‘should matter to us,’ Judge Greer's new pastor says

He made me and redeemed me and that is the heart of our conviction about human life—everyone matters to God. Which brings us to Terri Schiavo.

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HB 701 Passes

House Bill 701 has passed through the House Judiciary Committee and goes to the Health and Families Counsel tomorrow morning at 9.30 am.... [more]

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Terri Schiavo Flordia Legislation Update

House Bill 701 has passed through the House Judiciary Committee and goes to the Health and Families Counsel tomorrow morning at 9.30 am. Today's vote was 9-2. Tallahassee Sun Sentinel -- Lawmakers proposed a measure Monday that would block doctors... [more]

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Rose Rally for Terri Schiavo

ABC News has published an article and video coverage of the Rose rally for Terri Schiavo. - click here... [more]

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JUDGE IN SCHIAVO CASE HAS IGNORED GRAVE ALLEGATIONS OF HUSBAND'S 'INTIMIDATION'

The judge presiding over the life of Terri Schiavo has ignored potentially explosive claims detailing what those making them believe is a pattern of unusual and allegedly perhaps even violent behavior by her husband

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The Long Farewell of a Hunger Strike

Pamela Hennessy writes about the death via starvation that awaits Terri Schiavo later this week if government officials do not intervene on her behalf.I’ve been wanting to lose some weight and I suppose now’s as good a time as any.... [more]

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Speaking from Experience About Terri Schiavo

Kate Adamson is the mother of two who suffered a double brain stem stroke and was in a coma for 70 days. She was completely unresponsive to stimuli and was diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state. Doctors finally... [more]

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Ted Hires of "The Justice Coalition:" Speech at the Rally for Terri Schiavo in Tallahassee

After a thorough review of Terri Schiavo’s case and seeking the opinion of legal counsel, I have concluded that Terri Schiavo is most certainly a victim.

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Live Blogging Radio Interview

Pat Cambell is a friend and supporter of Terri Schiavo. He's also a top talk radio host in Orlando FL (AM540 WFLA). Richard and I joined him this morning and I'm presently fielding questions from callers. The first caller objected... [more]

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On Terri Schiavo: Vatican bioethicist says patient's tube 'direct euthanasia'

Removing the feeding tube from Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman, or other patients in a similar condition amounts to "direct euthanasia

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On Terri Schiavo - It's murder ... that's the ugly truth

If Terri's feeding tube is removed and she dies, it will be a permanent stain on the honor of this country and our system of law.

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Federal Lawmakers Can Protect Terri Schiavo

Amy Fagan of the Washington Times reports the latest regarding the federal bill aimed at protecting Terri Schiavo:... [more]

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Federal Bill to Aid Terri Schiavo

Urgently ask your U.S. Senators and Representative to support the "Federal Terri’s Law", the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act, to extend federal habeas corpus rights to incapacitated patients, such as Terri Schiavo. "Congress can act to ensure a federal court... [more]

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March 13, 2005

Schiavo Fight Goes To Washington, Tallahassee

Seventeen pro-family groups along with Jacksonville Justice Coalition members and founder Ted Hires will conduct a “Rose Rally for Terri” Sunday, March 13 in Tallahassee

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On "Every life is one worth keeping and holding on to"

Schiavo isn’t on life support; her heart beats and her lungs pump oxygen through her body without the intervention of medicine or machine. Like a baby or one who is severely handicapped, she can’t feed herself.

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Fighting for My Own Life

From a BlogsforTerri Member:I use a wheelchair because of Cerebral Palsy, and a prosthetic arm to replace the wrist and hand I was born without. I grew up with friends who were as "vegetative" as Terri-- loving life, enjoying (sometimes... [more]

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Senate Bill 2128

Senate Bill 2128 is the companion to House Bill 701, "An act relating to the withholding or withdrawal of nutrition or hydration from incompetent persons". I follow now with contact details for Florida's Senate:... [more]

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House Bill 701

House Bill 701, titled "An act relating to the withholding or withdrawal of nutrition or hydration from incompetent persons" is scheduled to be heard in two committees this week. They are the House Judiciary Committee and the Health & Families... [more]

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Activities in Tallahassee to Support Legislation to Save Terri Schiavo's Life

Pro-family and faith and value organizations will kick off three days of activities in Tallahassee to generate support for the passage of legislation that will save Terri Schiavo's life. The campaign will begin with a rally at the State Capitol... [more]

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March 12, 2005

Let's ask the Sheriff to do his duty! Save Terri

An email from a reader of Terrisfight.org: Subject: Terri: Let's ask the Sheriff to do his duty! Hi - Just listening to Officer Jack McLamb's show here and he had some very timely advice for pressuring local officials to intervene... [more]

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Mel Gibson Faxes Support Of Terri

In a fax to the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation, dated March 11, 2005, actor and director Mel Gibson has made his feelings on the Terri Schiavo situation known.

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Bloggers Best for Terri #3

Here it is, Bloggers Best for Terri Volume #3. Hopefully there won't be too many others because our efforts, in part, will help save Terri's life and she will be given the rehabilitation she needs. Please keep up the efforts... [more]

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Schindler Family Responds to Rejection of $1 Million for Terri

A California businessman offered $1 million to Michael Schiavo in return for Terri's life. It was not a surprise that the offer was rejected. Here is the Schindler's response:It was with tremendous surprise that we learned yesterday of the offer... [more]

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March 11, 2005

Schiavo Attorney Felos No Stranger To Medicare Fraud, and Victor Gambone is guilty of sloppy and uninformed medical practice!

In March, 2000, Michael Schiavo and his attorney, George Felos, secretively relocated Terri Schindler-Schiavo from the Palm Gardens Nursing Home to the hospice without court order and without notifying her parents.

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March 10, 2005

Bloggers Best for Terri #3

To continue for the third edition of Bloggers Best for Terri, please send your best post about Terri to jcb.blog /at/ gmail -dot- com by Friday night at midnight and I'll post the montage here. Thanks and keep up the... [more]

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Will Pride be the Fall of Judge Greer?

It was amazing, but today Judge Greer rules that the Florida DCF is not allowed to do its job and investigate the Terri Schiavo matter. He further ruled, against the law, that Terri Schiavo also cannot be fed through natural... [more]

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Cardinal Keeler Issues Statement on Fla. Schiavo Case; Stresses Church Teaching on Feeding, Hydration

His remarks followed a statement by the bishops of Florida who recently spoke out regarding the case of Terri Schiavo, a woman at the heart of a controversy over withholding nutrition and hydration from people with cognitive disabilities.

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Terri Schiavo Deserves the Same Rights as Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy, the BTK killer and others like them currently receive more protection under the law than Terri Schiavo

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A Voice to Speak for Others

Kate Adamson, who was considered to be too brain-damaged to survive as anything but a "vegetable" after her double brainstem stroke, is alive and well, thank you, and on her way to Florida to speak out on behalf of Terri... [more]

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President Bush urged to intervene in Terri Schiavo Case

Healthcare and Eldercare advocates in Florida are urging President George W. Bush to take a stance in the Terri Schiavo case in Florida . Schiavo is the brain-injured woman whose husband has successfully won, through the courts, the authority to... [more]

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Businessman Offers $1 Million To Keep Terri Schiavo Alive (Updated)

the client is a businessman who has deposited $1 million into her law firm's trust account to offer Schiavo's husband, Michael, if he agrees to certain conditions to keep his comatose wife alive after the feeding tube is scheduled to be removed.

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Judge "death to the disabled" Greer Breaks Law to Ensure Terri Schiavo’s Death

Judge George W. Greer ignores Florida laws and orders the premeditated killing of disabled Florida woman by her husband.

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DCF Won't Rule Out Protective Custody

For DCF to take custody of Terri Schiavo would be a real blow for justice, and a defeat for judge death and the Pinellas county death cult comprised of...

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As Judge Greer Defies Reason And Humanity, DCF Tells Schiavo Judge He Can’t Impede Investigation

ignorance of Terri Schiavo's real condition on the part of the naysaying "right-to-die" enthusiasts and well-meaning idiots that continue to believe that she is better off dead than living on fantasy 'machines' and fantasy "extraordinary medical support, neither of which have anything to do with the reality of Terri Schiavo's plight, is no longer a valid exc

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March 9, 2005

Rep. Weldon on DaySide with Linda Vester

Florida congressman and medical doctor, Representative Dave Weldon (R), appeared on DaySide with Linda Vester this afternoon to explain his Incapacitated Persons' Life Protection Act, which you can read more about here. In just a few short moments Rep. Weldon... [more]

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Did Victor Gambone, MD Conspire With George Felos, George Greer, And Suncoast Hospice To Fraudulantly Committ Terri Schiavo To A Facility That It Is Illegal For Her To Be In?

I Have a few questions about the order that sentenced Terri Schiavo to living the remainder of her life in a Hospice intended only for persons with six months or less to live. What was the medical and scientific basis... [more]

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Judge Rules No Food, Water For Terri Schiavo: Who's next?

Where is the obstreperous public outcry and the loud exclamations of 'inhumane judicial decree' from the press? It is illegal to starve your dog to death in Florida, but it's okay to starve Terri Schiavo to death.

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March 8, 2005

The Sick and Injured's Perfect Storm: How will they fair in Euthanasia's Roe v. Wade?

And now in a perfect storm of euthanasia-related developments—the same week as the Schiavo decision and the euthanasia-fest at the Oscars—the Supreme Court, which refused to hear an appeal from Mrs. Schiavo's parents, announced that it will rule on Oregon's law permittin

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Disability Rights Groups Back Congressional Bill Helping Terri Schiavo

Disability rights groups announced Tuesday that they back new Congressional legislation that could provide Bob and Mary Schindler with another opportunity to save their daughter's life.

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National Women's Group Presents Schiavo Case Facts

Many stories in the media at this time are about Terri Schiavo in Florida. They center on the battle between her parents, who want her to live, and her estranged husband, who was ordered by a judge, in response to... [more]

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Urgent: Encourage Passage Of The "Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act"

Encourage favorable consideration of the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act.

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Terri Schiavo Can Still be Rehabilitated, Nobel Prize-Nominated Doctor Says

Terri Schiavo's injury, hypoxic encephalopathy, is a type of stroke that he treats every day with success.

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World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations: Schiavo Case Could Open "Floodgates,"

FIAMC "strongly appeals to the United States authorities to react immediately and effectively to save Terri's life" and urges U.S. bishops "to mobilize every resource and influence of the Catholic Church to counteract this impending tragedy."

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Schindlers File Appeal to the 2nd District Court of Appeals

On February 25, 2005, Judge Greer denied a motion for an emergency stay filed by the Schindler family of his February 11, 2000 order to remove nutrition and hydration from Terri Schiavo. Yesterday, March 7, 2005, the Schindlers filed an... [more]

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March 7, 2005

Remember HB701

Tomorrow (March 8) begins the Florida Legislative Session where bill HB 701 is expected to come up quite quickly. This bill asserts that all disabled patients who can not speak for themselves do not want to be starved to death... [more]

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Former Schindler Attorney Office Manager Speaks Out: Please Don't Kill My Friend!

During the period of September to November 2002 (from just before to shortly after the medical evidentiary hearing featuring five doctors as witnesses), I spent time with Terri Schiavo, as a person briefly on her visitors list.

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Another (easy) way to contact Florida lawmakers

RightMarch has an online form you can fill out to instantly send a message to Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Senate President Tom Lee, and Florida House Speaker Allan G. Bense. All you have to do is fill out your information and you can either send the prepared message or send your own.

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Reminder to sign "Impeach Judge George Greer" petition

Impeach Judge George Greer Petition

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The Vatican Speaks Out About Terri Schiavo: Statement of Cardinal Renato Martino

It must stop here and now. The courts, the judges and everyone involved with this must understand that all of the questions involved in the case of Terri Schiavo have not yet been answered.

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Email From Bobby Schindler: Blogs Please Swarm Need For Habeas Corpus Protection For Terri

this Bill is going to be introduced tomorrow in Washington, please ask Terri's bloggers to swarm the need of emphasizing the importantance of this legislation in saving her life.

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SCHIAVO JUDGE LEGALLY BOUND TO GRANT DEATH ORDER STAY

Florida's Sixth Judical Circuit Court judge George W. Greer, unquestionably one of the nation's most controversial judges, has said that he will conduct a hearing Wednesday, March 9

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Terri Schiavo Action Items - March 7

March 7, 2005 – As you may already know, Terri’s case has reached a critical point. Judge George W. Greer has ordered that her nutrition and hydration be removed on March 18, 2005. This will begin a long and painful... [more]

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March 5, 2005

Sign Petition For President Bush To Save Terri (Updated)

Among the flurry of actions to save Terri, it certainly wouldn't hurt to ask President Bush to wade in and save Terri by exectutive order.

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March 4, 2005

17 Medical Experts Weigh In

Seventeen medical experts have filed affidavits on behalf of Terri Schiavo, expressing the opinion that more medical testing is called for in her case. You can read the affidavits at the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation web site. Many of these doctors... [more]

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Sample Letter to the Editor Addressing Eating Disorder

Recently, the AP ran an article claiming that Terri Schiavo's collapse and subsequent brain damage was caused by an eating disorder

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The Terri Schiavo Case: Schindler Attorney Says Judge Erred, Death Order Void

Did Michael Schiavo use the money that was supposed to be used to rehabilitate her to instead cause her death?

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Saving Terri Schiavo: The Florida Legislature can get it right this time

That initial erroneous decision by Greer five years ago has had a snowball effect that has tainted all subsequent judicial proceedings.

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Disability Rights Activist Has Experienced Medically Induced Starvation

Kate Adamson, award winning author and disability rights activist, by request of the Schindler family, has launched a campaign to save Terri Schiavo from starvation.

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Schiavo DCF Document Released, Alleges Abuse and Neglect

Circuit Court Judge George Greer released the Department of Children Families document seeking intervention in the Terri Schiavo case. The DCF document names Michael Schiavo as responsible for the mistreatment of his wife and quotes a different 34 page document... [more]

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Terri Schiavo- Why the Rush to Put Her to Death?

Appallingly, "right to die" advocates and Terri’s husband Michael- have used the PVS to unite people to their rationale. It has even tainted the positions in some states laws altering them to classify the basics of life (food and water) as medical treatment!

Terri Schiavo, if the human rights advocates and the women’s right organizations don’t take a stand for you- I want you to know there are those who will fight for you, pray for you, and believe you’ve the right to live and Terri- I am one of those here for you. God Bless you.

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March 3, 2005

Judge agrees to public access to DCF petition in Schiavo case

A judge today agreed to make public a court document filed by the state's social agency seeking intervention in the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case. A newspaper and television station had sued to gain access to the petition filed by the... [more]

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Florida congressman to introduce bill which may provide hope for Terri Schiavo

The bill provides hope to her parents and other pro-lifers who are fighting to keep her alive, although there is some question as to whether it can pass Congress in time.

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Congress, Save Terri Schindler-Schiavo!

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) is calling on Congress to enact a bill to be introduced by Representative Dave Weldon, M.D. (R-Fl-15) that would give the Schindler family access to a federal court to argue for the life... [more]

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Congress May Step in on Terri Schiavo Case

Congressman David Weldon (R-FL), a medical doctor, plans to introduce legislation titled the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act (Terri's Law), which will hopefully help save Terri Schiavo's life. The legislation would give Terri and others in similar situations the same... [more]

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Governor Jeb Bush Pledges To Do What He Can

Many of those who have emailed Gov. Bush's office received this response today. We are pleased to see he pledges to do what he can to protect Terri's life. Thank you for contacting Governor Bush to ask for his help... [more]

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Schindler's Request New Trial Based on Judge's Error

On March 2, the attorney for Terri Schindler Schiavo's parents filed a new motion in Pinellas County Probate Court alleging that during the 2000 trial to determine what Terri's end-of-life wishes might have been, trial judge, George W. Greer, made... [more]

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Schiavo's brother pleads for right to life

A week after a Florida judge ruled that Terri Schiavo's feeding tube could be removed, her brother said that allowing her to die would put the United States on the path to Holocaust-style cruelties.

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Error Misled Judge, Schiavo Parents Say

A mistake about a famous precedent to the Terri Schiavo case may have caused the trial judge to wrongly conclude

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March 2, 2005

More from the Tampa Tribune

The Tampa Tribune is actively pursuing that Terri Schiavo story and today published a new statement by Michael Schiavo and a response by the Schindler family. As Richard notes, this is the newspaper where we placed the BlogsforTerri advertisement.... [more]

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Finally some attention, Ads Help: Media Outlets Want Filing on Abuse of Terri Schiavo Made Public

Guess which newspaper wants to see the documents! Answer: The Tampa Tribune.

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Making Food and Water Life Support: Who had the law changed and why?

The Hapless Misadventures of the Pinellas County Court System keeps getting stinkier and stinkier and scarier and scarier.

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Latest Court News

A hearing has been set for Friday for several motions Terri Schiavo's parents, the Schindlers, have filed before Judge Greer. Unfortunately, Judge Greer has already notified the Schindlers' attorney that he is denying several of the motions without a hearing.... [more]

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Can Terri Schindler-Schiavo Be Murdered By Judicial Fiat...In America?

Ordered and Adjudged that absent a stay from the appellate courts, the guardian, Michael Schiavo, shall cause the removal of nutrition and hydration from the ward, Theresa Schiavo, at 1:00 p.m. on March 18, 2005.

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March 1, 2005

Activist Judge Greer plays "God" as arbiter of life and death

America suffers from the rule of judges supplanting the rule of law and the will of the people. Men in black robes, rather than legislators, are making and repealing laws.

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Disability Rights Activist Has Experienced Medically Induced Starvation

Kate Adamson, award winning author and disability rights activist, by request of the Schindler family, has launched a campaign to save Terri Schiavo from starvation. Like Terri, the doctors felt that Kate was someone who should not or could not... [more]

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Myth: Terri Asked to be Taken Off Life Support - Updated

[Michael] Schiavo has claimed that [his wife], Terri, expressed a desire not to be kept alive by artificial* means should she ever be debilitated by an accident or illness. His brother and sister-in-law corroborated that assertion, which [Judge George] Greer... [more]

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Notice of Hearing - Terri Schiavo Guardianship Case

March 4, 2005 at 1.30pm ET (GMT-5) in Judge Greer's courtroom, the following will be heard:

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Bobby Schindler to Speak at Princeton University Pro-Life Group

There are many conflicting reports in the media, and we hope that Mr. Schindler will dispel the myths surrounding his sister, especially about her being in a vegetative state.

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Million Dollar Missed Opportunity

IF ACADEMY AWARDS were given for the greatest lost opportunity, Million Dollar Baby would have won them, too.

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Prior Schiavo Abuse Allegations Covered Up By AG Crist

equires the showing of "a pattern or practice of discrimination" on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, family status or religion.

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Terri Schiavo and Her Family Denied Due Process

Clearwater, FL – On February 28, 2005, the parents of Terri Schiavo were informed, through their Attorney David Gibbs, III that Judge George Greer of Pinellas-Pasco’s Sixth Judicial Circuit has denied, without access to hearing, motions filed by Terri Schiavo’s... [more]

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Florida HB 701 Email Support Needed

HB701 is a a more generalized bill that alters Florida law to create a general presumption for nutrition and hydration for those who cannot speak for themselves. This bill would not face the challenge of the separation of powers doctrine.

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