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March 10, 2005

President Bush urged to intervene in Terri Schiavo Case

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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 remove her tube-assisted nutrition and hydration beginning March 18, 2005. This action will cause the 41 year-old woman’s death by dehydration and starvation over the course of 7 to 14 days.

Terri’s parents, Bob and Mary Schindler have asked the courts for the authority to care for her, provide her with therapy, the ability to conduct updated neurological tests, the ability to offer her food and water naturally and the ability to try new forms of therapy that could improve Terri’s ability to accept nutrition naturally. The judge has denied them in these and other efforts to protect their daughter’s life, even though there is evidence that doing so is contrary to
Florida ’s long settled guardianship laws.

In 2003, Governor Jeb Bush of Florida and the state’s lawmakers intervened with what would be called Terri’s Law, only to be struck down by the Supreme Court. A group of advocates, organized by Cheryl Ford, RN of Tampa, Florida, is now asking for the intervention of the President.

Citing the President’s “Culture of Life” address to the March for Life in Washington in recent months, Ford and her supporters are demanding that the President back up his words with swift action to protect the innocent, disabled woman. Activists have arranged an intensive email campaign to the Whitehouse and are asking for both the President’s words and action on behalf of Terri Schiavo.

Statement of Cheryl Ford, RN:
We are asking President Bush to make a firm statement against the euthanasia of our country’s elderly and disabled citizens. We are also asking that he come immediately to Florida, where Terri has been held captive in a Hospice House for five years so that he can meet her personally and decide for himself if this innocent woman should be put to death by Florida ’s out of control judiciary.

Posted by richard at March 10, 2005 3:47 PM

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Never going to happen.

Both of the bush brothers are cowards otherwise george would direct a criminial investigation by the united states attorney' office and the department of justice into the dealings of mike schiavo george felos and george greer.

The whole thing was an insurance fraud scheme from the beginning because mike schiavo is directly responsible for his wife's medical condition and he is desperate in concealing his complicity of a long list of crimes that were committed againest wife by a wall of lies deceit and criminial conspiracy for the attempted murder of his wife and using the legal system in a perverted fashion to stonewall an investigation and eventual exposure of him being involved in an insurance fraud scam.

George ought to think seriously about shutting this down before this gets out of hand and mikey committs the crime of the century by his stonewalling accomplices and a true tragedy and travesty of justice occurs.

Posted by: lance at March 10, 2005 10:44 PM

Hours away-

Grudge Jeer and his boss Mikey should be made to carry out the execution under medical supervision of course. I mean we don't want her to suffer needlessly by conracting an infection before she dies right? That would be inhumane. By the way this starvation thing is basically letting her own inability to feed herself do herself in so shouldn't she be arrested for attempted suicide? I mean we're letting her kill herself by her own inaction. If we arrest her she'll need to be cared for while she pays of her debt to society.

See? Now there's some logic even the Grudge can handle.

I guess the new American montra is "Life Liberty and the pursute of Justice" Cuz I can't find any here.


Posted by: Geoffrey Webster at March 11, 2005 5:24 PM