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March 21, 2005

Bill Passes: Schindlers Want Terri's Feeding Tube Reinserted

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The bill has passed, so let's get the tube in and start rehabilitating Terri - starting with giving her a new guardian. Congress approved emergency legislation early Monday to let Terri Schiavo's parents ask a federal judge to prolong Terri's life, capping days of emotional debate over who should decide life and death.

Before it passed:

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) -- While Terri Schiavo lay in her hospice bed Sunday, the brain-damaged woman's parents and husband made competing pleas to the public and Congress on her third day without food or water.

As protesters and TV satellite trucks gathered outside the hospice, the Senate passed a bill that could prolong Schiavo's life while a federal court considers her case. House Republicans scrambled to bring enough lawmakers back to the Capitol for an emergency vote early Monday after Democrats objected to a vote by a small handful of lawmakers.

President Bush cut short a stay at his Texas ranch and returned to the White House for a chance to sign the measure.

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. He also planned to make a similar request with the federal district court in Tampa.

"We feel every moment is urgent. We are considering every second as precious in terms of saving Terri," said David Gibbs II, an attorney for Bob and Mary Schindler.

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Franks is on CSPAN saying that FL courts appointed an "independent guardian". Who on earth is he referring to????

Posted by: Teri J at March 21, 2005 1:27 AM

What if the federal judge says "No."?

Posted by: Bryan at March 21, 2005 1:27 AM

W signed it!

Posted by: Teri J at March 21, 2005 1:28 AM

Please if anyone here is near Terri to tell her, HANG IN THERE, HELP IS ON THE WAY!

Bryan, I don't know....

I am praying that doesn't happen :(

Posted by: Ruth at March 21, 2005 1:32 AM

I can't imagine a federal court denying hydration at this point. It is now federal law that Terri has the right to have her case heard by a federal court. She can't do that if she's dead. It seems to me that it is the responsibility of the feds to not stand in the way of the upholding of the law.

Posted by: Teri J at March 21, 2005 1:33 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if Michael Schiavo and Judge Greer went straight down to the hospice this morning to kill her with their bare hands!

Posted by: MoFiZiX Gr4FiX at March 21, 2005 1:39 AM

Michael Schiavo IS the same as Scott Peterson.

Please remember that.

Posted by: Ruth at March 21, 2005 1:40 AM

Michale already tried to kill her with his bare hands once before. This time Greer will have to help him. Damn...Terri is tough.

Who is the appointed Guardian..does that mean that MS is fired? Does it mean that she could be moved toa Rehab soon ?

Is there a lawyer blogging here????
Oh happy days...
I get to eat soon....soooo hungry..hang in there Terri , we're with you babe every inch of the way !

Posted by: JoMarley at March 21, 2005 1:52 AM

No kidding. I'll bet Scott's thinking "gee, if I had 15 years to spare I could've stayed out of jail..."

Posted by: Teri J at March 21, 2005 1:53 AM

This is good news and I am trying to get the information out here in Australia.

We must not stop praying for justice in this case. Terri deserves justice.

Once this is finished I believe that the Feds need to investigate the rotten state of the manner in which guardianships are handled in Florida

Posted by: Maggie at March 21, 2005 1:53 AM

I haven't posted on here before but god bless you all for this.

I'm worried the feds will say no, in fact, I think they will probably say no. But, the Congress and President have done everything they could reasonably do.

Posted by: MikeKS at March 21, 2005 1:56 AM

At least there's progress. Thanks to those who voted to choose life. The rest can go f*** themselves.

Posted by: demonsurfer at March 21, 2005 2:05 AM

BTW, please publish a list of all who voted to kill Terri, I want to make sure there's a record kept for use come election time.

Posted by: demonsurfer at March 21, 2005 2:12 AM

demonsurfer... here's the list...
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll090.xml

Posted by: Teri J at March 21, 2005 2:22 AM

Thank you! I wonder how many of those absentees sat on the fence because they're just opportunistic cowards, and how many were legitimately unable to attend session...

Posted by: demonsurfer at March 21, 2005 2:24 AM

give her water NOW!

Posted by: chardonnay at March 21, 2005 2:24 AM

..and why are so many democrats voting against what appears to be the overwhelming opinion of the people of the United States? Someone needs to remind them what the word democracy means.. they're meant to be the voice of the people aren't they? For once I'm not being made to feel bad for voting for Bush LOL.

Posted by: demonsurfer at March 21, 2005 2:28 AM

the CNN interview MS lied thru his teeth. he accused Terri's father of being in it for the money. come on! MS said the parents motive is to make his life hell.

ya, MS take a lie detector test. whatcha afraid of?

Posted by: chardonnay at March 21, 2005 2:33 AM

WTF is he talking about? He's the one who got the money to care for her and spent it on lawyers to try and kill her instead... what an a$$hole! I think it is the responsibility of every human being on this planet to make his life hell after what he's done. He's so egocentric that he thinks that parents care more about giving him a hard time than they do about their daughter? MS, you're not fooling anyone you prick (except Judge Greer it seems).

Posted by: demonsurfer at March 21, 2005 2:37 AM

Oh, Judge Greer isn't "fooled" -- he's complicit. I don't know what he expected to gain -- it might be a cash payoff, but I think it's something more. I'll bet that the lid is about to blow off the whole Florida guardianship racket.

Posted by: Mary in LA at March 21, 2005 2:58 AM

Please contact Congress and the Florida Legislature.
The Honorable Allan G. Bense, Speaker
Florida House of Representatives
420 The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300

Dear Sir,
God Bless you and God Bless America.
Today your congressional representative said a confusing statement to the press when he opposed the emergency bill to save life when the needs of the citizen has unclear instructions.
Here is your congressional representative's quote: "Today, congressional leaders are trying to appoint Congress as a judge and jury," said Rep. Jim Davis, D-Fla. "If we do not draw the line in the sand today, there is no limit to what democratic principles this Congress will ignore or what liberties they may trample on next."
Is the honorable congressman trying to side step the abuse of power by judges (federal and state) in this country?
Is the constitution set up for checks and balances? The Constitution and the President did the right thing?
Yours In Christ,
Roger

Posted by: Roger at March 21, 2005 5:30 AM

The Honorable Allan G. Bense, Speaker
Florida House of Representatives
420 The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300

Dear Sir,
God Bless you and God Bless America.
Today your congressional representative said a confusing statement to the press when he opposed the emergency bill to save life when the needs of the citizen has unclear instructions.
Here is your congressional representative's quote: "Today, congressional leaders are trying to appoint Congress as a judge and jury," said Rep. Jim Davis, D-Fla. "If we do not draw the line in the sand today, there is no limit to what democratic principles this Congress will ignore or what liberties they may trample on next."
Is the honorable congressman trying to side step the abuse of power by judges (federal and state) in this country?
Is the constitution set up for checks and balances? The Congress and the President did the right thing.
Yours In Christ,
Roger

Posted by: Roger at March 21, 2005 5:34 AM

It's unnerving to realize that Teri could be starved to death when more "humane?" methods are
used for the most evil of evil humans in the world. This is truly disgusting!

I wish Teri would jump up and tell everyone to f**k off!

Posted by: maggie at March 21, 2005 10:56 AM