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April 30, 2005

Another Texas Hospital Plans To Stop Treating Critically Ill Baby

The mother of a critically ill baby is trying to figure out where to take her child after being told by doctors at Memorial Hermann Hospital that they would stop treating her in 10 days.

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Posted by richard at 4:56 PM | Comments (27)

Charlotte Wyatt: The new fight

Sometime in mid May Charlotte's Mum and Dad will go to the Appeals court, asking them to rescind the DNR order. If they fail there, they will try the European court. At this point we don't have much hope in... [more]

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

April 28, 2005

Will Judge Decree Death for Teron? An Urgent Appeal

The New York Daily News reports today: The family of a brain-dead [sic] Bronx boy said last night it has made the agonizing decision to officially end his life today. Teron Francis, 13, is expected to be removed from a... [more]

Posted by earl at 10:16 AM | Comments (33)

April 27, 2005

'Living Wills' Dangerous to Health and Soul, Catholics Warn

Mrs. O'Dea's living will didn't just authorize the withdrawal of those treatments if she was dying; it also would have applied if she was permanently unconscious or, as the document stated, conscious but had "irreversible brain damage and will never regain the ability to make decisions and express my wishes."

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Posted by richard at 10:33 AM | Comments (15)

More than you ever wanted to know...

The circumstances surrounding Teron Francis have prompted much discussion on the diagnosis of brain death and organ donation. In the interest of encouraging factual research and formation of opinions based on documented investigation rather than propaganda, I want to refer... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 1:45 AM | Comments (16)

April 26, 2005

"I Came into Nursing To Save Life, Not To End It"

From the pages of Life Matters! . . . Nursing leaders in Great Britain have refused to support any change in the law that would legalize euthanasia, despite calls by a number of nurses, Nigel Hawkes reports in today's issue... [more]

Posted by earl at 9:41 AM

The Latest on Teron Francis

In the hearing concerning Teron Francis, Judge Douglas McKeon ruled that it is up to the family to decide if and when to remove him from the ventilator. The Montefiore medical directors are standing by the diagnosis that Francis is... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 8:43 AM | Comments (38)

April 25, 2005

Important Email Message Concerning Charlotte Wyatt

"Darren & Debbie are asking if it would be at all possible to bring in a pro-life doctor from elsewhere, with some knowledge in this field, to do an independent assessment on Charlotte.

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Posted by richard at 10:22 PM | Comments (10)

Louisville Rally Calls for End to Democrat-Led 'Pattern of Discrimination'

I'd amend the call to action made during the rally somewhat, and target the call to the Democratic leadership and any Republicans that are soft supporting life issues, period

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Posted by richard at 5:44 PM | Comments (3)

From Blogs for Terri to Blogs for Life

As published by Spero News: by Earl E.Appleby, Jr. Earl E. Appleby writes on how an Internet alliance forged in the unsuccessful fight to save the life of Terri Schindler Schiavo is saving others today. A global search of the... [more]

Posted by earl at 3:03 AM | Comments (4)

April 24, 2005

Clara Martinez: Saved From Death or Stay of Execution?

From the pages of Life Matters! . . ."Let It Be as God Wishes," proclaims the headline in La Raza, whose crusading editor, Jorge Mederos, continues:That was how Salvador Martínez reacted to the forces unleashed by La Raza, which in... [more]

Posted by earl at 10:08 PM | Comments (3)

April 23, 2005

Judge Stays Montefiore's Termination of Taran

New York City's ABC affiliate, Channel 7, is reporting overnight developments in the case of Taran Francis, who would have been dead by now—that is, truly dead—had Montefiore's plans to deny the 13-year-old boy the ventilatory assistance he needs to... [more]

Posted by earl at 7:36 PM | Comments (5)

Charlotte Wyatt-- something more to do

Another request from Charlotte's parents-- would anyone who has been in a similar situation be able to write us about their case? He will give the letters to the judge for the next hearing. We need to prove the doctor's definition of 'hopeless' 'terminal' and 'not worth saving' wrong.

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Posted by joshua at 10:23 AM | Comments (35)

Behind the News: Why the Rush to Murder Taran Francis?

The attack on young Taran Francis reported below—what the ABC New correctly dubbed "Terri in the Bronx"—-came to CURE's attention last night, and I have been endeavoring to contact the family's attorney, Robert Genis, to offer CURE's assistance and support... [more]

Posted by earl at 8:22 AM | Comments (8)

The Latest on Clara Martinez

From La Raza - "Let It Be as God Wishes" (HT: Sherri) That was how Salvador Martínez reacted to the forces unleashed by La Raza, which in 24 hours had obligated him to change his decision to suspend feeding for... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:58 AM | Comments (3)

Bronx Family Heads To Court To Keep Son On Life-Support

Several people have sent me the following story that has been changing by the hour. Here is the latest:Newsday: An emergency hearing was held at a Bronx hospital Friday night after the family of a brain-dead boy alleged that the... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:02 AM | Comments (6)

April 22, 2005

"Brain Death"--The Hoax That Won't Die

Author's Note: In an article posted below, Carl Rossini rightly indicts "persistent vegetative state" as "a very useful term if you are an advocate of euthanasia." The same indictment, however, applies to "brain death," a medical and legal fiction coined... [more]

Posted by earl at 9:06 PM

Persistent vegetative state: diagnosis with an agenda

A person diagnosed in a wakeful coma (so-called 'persistent vegetative stated or PVS) still has a functioning brain stem, which controls the mechanisms of breathing, digestion, and reflexes, so they are not brain dead. They have partial brain function. So,... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:06 AM | Comments (9)

April 21, 2005

Dangers of "Living Will" and "Brain Death" Exposed on Florida Talk Show

From the pages of Life Matters! . . . Appearing last night on the David Allen Show, which airs on AM 1320 in Jacksonville, FL, and across the world via the Internet, Dr. Paul Byrne described the dangers of the... [more]

Posted by earl at 11:48 PM | Comments (3)

University of Miami releases Schindler-Schiavo court papers

DJ Drummond at Polipundit (and Stolen Thunder) has posted a summary of some legal papers released by the University of Miami: Anyone looking for proof to support either the validity or criminality of anyone in the case will be disappointed,... [more]

Posted by beth at 6:48 PM | Comments (15)

House Committee Holds Hearing on Terri Schiavo, Protecting Disabled

A House committee held a hearing on the debate surrounding the death of Terri Schiavo, the disabled woman who was starved during a painful thirteen day long process.

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Posted by richard at 3:53 PM | Comments (5)

Baby Charlotte Wyatt Needs Help: She Wants To Live (Updated)

Because she would likely never have the chance to run and play like other children, doctors decided that it was in her best interest to let her die.

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Posted by richard at 8:30 AM | Comments (40)

British Courts Rule Against Charlotte Wyatt

There is a caveat in the judge's ruling-- he notes that this new decision is not open-ended and is subject to review. What evidence will he need, I wonder, to decide in her favor?
But Charlotte hasn't given up, and we won't either.

Source: SaveCharlotte.com

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Posted by joshua at 8:22 AM | Comments (3)

April 20, 2005

Italian Court Keeps Girl's Feeding Tube in Place

In Italy, the Supreme Judges made the right decision:Italy's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a man's appeal to remove a feeding tube keeping his daughter alive, weeks after a bitter row over brain-damaged Terri Schiavo divided the United States. The... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:53 PM | Comments (9)

April 19, 2005

ACTION ALERT!!!! The Most Important Vote: Fr. Frank Pavone

The Most Important Vote (In Spanish) Fr. Frank Pavone National Director, Priests for Life Sometime in the next few weeks, the United States Senate will hold the most important vote of this generation. It is that important for the same... [more]

Posted by sherri at 3:02 PM | Comments (75)

April 18, 2005

Advance directives: Useless in most states

According to a recent study by the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics (an arm of NRLC), only in 10 states are Doctors required to follow the advance directives of patients when they call for treatment, food, or fluids. The... [more]

Posted by joshua at 10:47 PM | Comments (15)

CMA Doctor: CA Assisted Suicide Bill Simply Advances State Secrecy

This CMA press release does not address the ethical bankruptcy of assisted suicide but does point out the danger of California's bill from the perspective of government power. According to the CMA, although the legislation is touted as a benefit... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:21 PM | Comments (18)

April 17, 2005

Feeding Resumed for Mexican Woman in Vegetative State

By the intervention of the State of Illinois government, feeding was resumed for Clara Martinez, a Mexican woman in a vegetative state. She had been 30 days without food per her husband's decision.

Some forty people were brought together by the Hispanic Evangelical Church for a vigil of prayers and hymns. They were greeted with the news that she was once again receiving nutrition.

"Thanks be to God, our sister is being cared for," said Bolivian Pastor Guillermo Espinoza

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Posted by tim at 6:34 PM | Comments (16)

Just got back from the Vigil for Clara Martinez

The good thing is...Clara was given nutrition again yesterday (don't know what time) after an agency got involved, but we don't know which one, or any of the details. She had been on water only for 35 days. (According to... [more]

Posted by cao at 5:45 PM | Comments (6)

BREAKING NEWS - AFTER NEARLY 30 DAYS CLARA IS BEING FED

I have just received confirmation from Jorge Medores, editor of a Chicago Newspaper called "La Raza", that Clara Martinez has had her feeding tube re-connected and is receiving nourishment.

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Posted by tim at 3:50 PM | Comments (4)

Felos' Road Show For Death

Is Michael Schiavo next to join a road show for getting rid of unwanted spouses, spouses that are too disabled or handicapped to speak for themselves?

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Posted by richard at 8:22 AM | Comments (28)

Senator Sandoval - Will You Help Clara?

Yesterday morning I spoke with the press agent for Martin A. Sandoval, Illinois State Senator to the 12th district. He represents Clara Martinez and lives just blocks away from her. I haven't received a public statement from his office, which... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:51 AM

Help Clara - Protest Prayer Meeting TODAY

Action Item - Please distribute: What: Join Pastor Espinoza at a Prayer and Protest Why: To pray for Clara Martinez (who has been without food for 29 days) and make known her plight to the community Where: 3939 West 59th... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:38 AM | Comments (1)

Clara Martinez Case Continues to Unfold - Action Requested

Sherri has published an email related to Clara Martinez, who has been denied foor for close to 30 days. The writer states,I called the police out to the house. The police called and said that they aren't answering the door......... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:26 AM | Comments (1)

Update: Mae Magouirk is Recovering

Ken Mullinaux has emailed us an update on the condition of his aunt, Mae Magourik, who is recovering after being rescued from a hospice on April 9. He writes,We are hoping to start Mae on some real food either Sunday... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:09 AM | Comments (2)

April 16, 2005

"The Telegraph" covers Magouirk

Although the case seems to be completely solved, it is heartening to see that finally a major newspaper--The Telegraph (in the UK) has taken up the story. Not only did they write about it, but they seem to have gotten... [more]

Posted by joshua at 10:09 PM | Comments (2)

The Fight for Clara: A Battlefront Update

I just got off the phone speaking with Pastor Guillermo Espinoza, a godly man who is doing his best to defend the life of Clara Martinez. A few clarifications around some of the details in response to questions raised in... [more]

Posted by earl at 3:36 PM | Comments (13)

Updated - Calling Governor Rod Blagojevich

StaightupwSherri blogged about an Illinois hotline that we republished. I've now taken the phone number down because I received news from a reliable source that your calls are working. The Human Services Inspector General's Office of Illinois is already taking... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:11 PM | Comments (1)

Taking Action for Clara Against the Odds - Schiavo-Like Case Addressed by Local Pastor

Action Item - Please distribute: What: Join Pastor Espinoza at a Prayer Meeting Why: To pray for Clara Martinez (who has been without food for 29 days) and make known her plight to the community Where: 3939 West 59th Place,... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:50 PM | Comments (12)

April 15, 2005

Peter Johnson on Malkin & Colmes

Peter Johnson [Fox News Legal Analyst] explains the complaints of abuse of Terri Schiavo. Investigations of "illegal injections", bruises and other bodily marks were conducted. Watch the video to find out all the details. Cross Posted @ The Political Teen... [more]

Posted by Ian at 11:06 PM | Comments (13)

Another Terri Schiavo-Like Case - This One's in Chicago

Several people have emailed me the following story about Clara Martinez, a Chicago woman who is reportedly being starved to death. Martinez suffered a debilitating stroke a year ago and her husband signed a "Do Not Resuscitate" order that led... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:03 PM | Comments (45)

A Happy Ending?

Sarah Foster from WND gives an update on the Magouirk case: It appears there will be a happy ending to the story of Ora Mae Magouirk, the 81-year-old Georgia widow whose family has been at loggerheads over her medical care,... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:15 AM | Comments (4)

April 14, 2005

Schiavo DCF Documents To Be Released

Judge George Greer has ordered the release of the nine abuse reports related to Terri Schiavo furnished by the Department of Children and Families. Greer writes, "Public access to the abuse reports will shed light on the investigation and handling... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:14 PM | Comments (12)

Lethal Injection - Dignified or Cruel?

AMomandHerBlog links to the following article about legislation aimed at legalizing active euthanasia:The Death with Dignity Act would allow Vermonters with six months to live to take a lethal dose of prescribed medications. There must be two physicians who sign... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:48 PM | Comments (5)

Updated - Terri Schiavo Attorney Calls on Georgia Court

Late this evening I spoke with Ken Mullinax regarding the Gibbs Lawfirm's press release which we posted in full earlier in the day. We had contacted him after we, along with several readers, noted a few discrepancies in what had... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:45 PM | Comments (40)

Judge Boyd has Disentangled himself from the Magouirk Case

I have learned from a reliable source who is close to this case that Judge Boyd will be recusing himself from Miss Mae's case. According to my source, the case will most likely be moved to the state level. Due... [more]

Posted by joshua at 2:19 PM | Comments (2)

Ken Mullinax on his mother's visit with Mae

UAB Medical Center spoke with Beth Gaddy and they arranged a humanitarian visit for Ken's Mom and her brother Buddy each day at 5:30 PM CST with no stipulations.

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Posted by richard at 11:06 AM | Comments (18)

DeLay seeks congressional review of Schiavo case

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who denounced judges involved in the court battle over Terri Schiavo, said on Wednesday he has requested a congressional review of the brain-damaged woman's "right-to-die" case. The House Judiciary Committee could seek... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:00 AM | Comments (7)

Terri Schiavo, Martyr

Deacon Keith Fournier weighs in on Terri's death. He considers her to be a martyr, one who has lived a sacrificial life that changes the world. That her life was full of deprivation and her death brutal is undisputible. Will... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 8:53 AM | Comments (9)

General Announcement For BlogsForTerri Crew

Expect several upcoming action announcements to come very soon. BlogsForTerri will continue to coordinate very closely with the Terri Schiavo Foundation and TerrisFight.org. The Terri Schiavo team is about to take on a more activist role, and will be coordinating... [more]

Posted by richard at 8:30 AM | Comments (18)

April 13, 2005

Ken Mullinax on Hannity & Colmes

Aunt Mae's nephew appeared on Hannity and Colmes to discuss how the granddaughter was given control of Mae's fate and what is going on now. NOTE: My apologies - there are two parts of "6 second" skips in the... [more]

Posted by Ian at 8:41 PM | Comments (3)

Ken Mullinax to Appear on Hannity and Colmes (tonight)

A Hannity and Colmes producer just verified that Ken Mullinax will appear on their TV show tonight to talk about his Aunt Mae Magouirk. The program airs at 9:00PM EST. From the FoxNews website:And is Mae Magouirk's case similar to... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:11 PM

The Life-and-Death Struggle over Mae Magouirk

Source: WorldNetDaily In an intense life-and-death tug-of-war reminiscent of the Terri Schiavo case, the fate of Ora Mae Magouirk is still raging, despite the transfer Saturday of the 81-year-old widow to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center in Birmingham for... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:43 AM | Comments (17)

April 12, 2005

Before You Sign . . . On the Dotted Line

Do not sign a living will or any of its variants.If you have signed one,rescind it immediately and destroy every copy. Do not sign an advancedirective that would deny you treatment on the basis of vague andlife-endangering language. Don't be... [more]

Posted by earl at 11:14 PM | Comments (13)

Email Message From Ken Mullinax on current situation: Late Night Update

Since we have signed over to Beth's side of the family - all financial rights regarding Mae, we feel that having no conflicts of interest of any kind in the matter, we should be included in Mae's medical care consultations, as family.

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Posted by richard at 9:27 PM | Comments (23)

Magouirk family to ask for visitation rights

I just got this email from Ken Mullinax. As it seems like Boyd is interested in helping, I believe that visitation rights will be granted without much hassle -- but we have to wait and see. He also writes that... [more]

Posted by joshua at 8:21 PM | Comments (9)

Schiavo's 'Dr. Humane Death' Got 1980 Diagnosis Wrong

It turns out that the Doctor that Judge George Greer depended on as the expert to diagnose Terri Schiavo as being in a persistent vegetative state and who was 105% sure about his diagnosis - had been wrong before.

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Posted by richard at 2:31 PM | Comments (5)

David Gibbs Law Firm To Advise McLeod-Mullinax Family: Alabama Advocacy Center Joins Fray

David Gibbs, Terri's lead attorney has agreed to allow Ken Mullinax to publicly state that "David Gibbs is now advising the McLeod-Mullinax family in regards to Mae Magouirk." They will be doing a teleconference with him tomorrow.

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Posted by richard at 2:22 PM | Comments (16)

Lawmaker proposes bill in response to Schiavo death

North Carolina Rep. Doug Vinson steps up to the plate. He has filed a new bill in the state House called the "North Carolina Disabled Persons Protection Act" that would require doctors to give food and water to disabled patients... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:56 AM | Comments (2)

How "Terri's case" was Handled in Argentina

The husband asked for the disconnection of the feeding tube and the parents and brother were opposed. The court ruled in favor of keeping the woman alive and denied the husband's request to have the feeding tube removed.

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Posted by richard at 8:26 AM | Comments (7)

OPINION: On Ken Mullinax's email, Beth Gaddy, and other matters.

As long as a living person is willing and able to take-in nutrients and liquids, however they get it - I will continue to support it. Take it or leave it, that is my position - period. AND I plan to fight euthanasia of the infirmed, the elderly, the disabled, and the unborn until the day I die.

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Posted by richard at 7:15 AM | Comments (14)

April 11, 2005

BlogsForTerri Exclusive: Judge Donald Boyd's Complete Response:

There are several points in Judge Boyd's letter that caught my attention, none of which makes me believe that Judge Boyd has done anything out of order, except perhaps not question why the grandchildren were so dead set(sic) to have their Grandmother in a hospice instead of a "proper" medical center for treatment(such as UAB Med. Ctr. in Ala, where she is now).

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Posted by richard at 7:51 PM | Comments (27)

BlogsForTerri Exclusive: Judge Donald Boyd's Complete Response VERSION 2

VERSION 2 IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE ORIGINAL POST BELOW - BUT WITH JUDGE BOYD'S LETTER AND OUR COMMENTS PRESENTED IN REVERSE ORDER TO THE ORIGINAL. Judge Boyd's Letter: I am Probate Judge Donald W. Boyd and I am... [more]

Posted by richard at 7:48 PM | Comments (1)

Judge Boyd weighs in on the Mae Magouirk case

I just got a telephone call from Judge Boyd. He was very nice, and cleared up a lot of questions I had about the case. The basic overview of what he told me was that the whole family was in... [more]

Posted by joshua at 5:13 PM | Comments (49)

Magouirk's Family Denied Access

Ken Mullinax sent the following email today:MY Aunt Mae is now being nourished and hydrated at UAB medical Center. HOWEVER, BETH GADDY HAS ISSUED AN ORDER TO THE MEDICAL STAFF AT THE CCU-UNIT of UAB WHICH PREVENTS MAE'S BROTHER (A.... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:20 PM | Comments (24)

Pravda: Terri is Gone, I hope liberals are happy

I hope liberals enjoy their gleeful death party while toasting the murder of Terri because I think this will be their last victory celebration. The Party of Death is soon to be extinct.

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Posted by richard at 12:09 PM | Comments (9)

Public Service Announcement: Disabled Baby in Need of Adoption - URGENT! (UPDATED)

Nick Silverio of Safe Haven for Newborns in Florida has asked that we spread the word of a disabled newborn in need of adoption.

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Posted by richard at 8:03 AM | Comments (4)

More on Mae Magouirk and her Delivery from Certain Death

Mae Magouirk was transported from the hospice in LaGrange, Ga., to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center, where she is now receiving adequate care. According to her nephew, Ken Mullinax, bloggers and their readers played a significant role in helping... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:07 AM

April 10, 2005

Mae Magouirk Update - The Contrarian Edition Version 2

In a separate telephone conversation with Judge Boyd only minutes ago, BlogsForTerri has offered to post a letter from Beth Gaddy explaining her side of the story. This offer is being conveyed through Judge Boyd.

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Posted by richard at 12:12 PM | Comments (6)

Wizbang: Mae Magouirk Update - The Contrarian Edition (UPDATED 4/19 - 08:15 ET)

So the granddaughter seems content to let the woman starve to death, dehydrate, or expire from lack of medical attention, or all three. As for the hospice stating that all is well in their facility, I would probably believe that Bill Clinton didn't have sex with that woman, before I'd believe anything a hospice has to say

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Posted by richard at 6:11 AM | Comments (4)

April 9, 2005

World Net Daily: 'Grandma' airlifted to medical center (updated)

Mae Magouirk, the 81-year-old Georgia widow over whose medical care a family tug-of-war reminiscent of the Terri Schiavo case has been raging, has been transported from the hospice in LaGrange, Ga., to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center,

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Posted by richard at 10:02 PM | Comments (2)

Bloggers March as Mae Flees Hospice Death Camp

From the pages of Life Matters! . . . As recently reported by my Blogs for Terri fellow author Richard here and elsewhere (and repeated with your kind indulgence to put the commentary that follows in context): Just received telephone... [more]

Posted by earl at 9:58 PM | Comments (3)

Cait's Oz Blogs: "Magouirk Judge Is Pro-Life"

Katrina spoke by phone to Judge Boyd today at his home in La Grange, Georgia, and he was anxious to make his pro-life views known particularly after the death of Terri Schiavo which he says he found very disturbing.

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Posted by richard at 9:43 PM

Bishop of Diocese of St. Petersburg Transfers Terri's Pastor Day After Her Mass

The day after the funeral Mass for Terri Schiavo, which garnered national attention for its touching moments and heavy attendance, Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, informed the church's pastor, Fr. William Swengross

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Posted by richard at 4:57 PM | Comments (2)

BREAKING NEWS: Mae is out of the hospice (Update)

Just received telephone call (3:00 PM ET) from Ken Mullinax, nephew of Mae. Terri saves another life! Followed by this email: THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF ALL OF THE FRIENDS OF TERRI, MY AUNT MAE MAGOUIRK HAS BEEN AIR LIFTED... [more]

Posted by richard at 2:01 PM | Comments (10)

"Terri Saved My Brother's Life"

From the pages of Life Matters! . . . As we honor Terri's legacy by fighting for Mae Margourik, it is encouraging to note one life already spared. -Editor by Callie S. Baillie My brother went into acute respiratory failure... [more]

Posted by earl at 12:37 AM

Schiavo neurologist views Alzheimer patients as physician-assisted "suicides"

Years before he categorized Terri Schindler Schiavo in the persistent vegetative state, which led to her death by dehydration, neurologist Dr. Ronald Cranford was building the case for removing feeding tubes from society's vulnerable.

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Posted by richard at 12:33 AM | Comments (6)

April 8, 2005

So, WHERE are the DOCTORS?

I just talked with Kenneth a bit ago. His mother is still in ICU but is stable. She told him to not worry about her today, but to go save her sister, Mae. Kenneth has not slept since Thursday morning... [more]

Posted by sherri at 10:59 PM | Comments (5)

The Hospice Industry's Dark Agenda: Are Hospices Enabling Euthanasia?

Those who think hospice is the safe alternative to open euthanasia have been outfoxed. The euthanasia society has run circles around the well-meaning but naive right-to-lifers.

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Posted by richard at 9:06 PM | Comments (4)

List of Contacts to SAVE MISS MAE!

List of people and places to contact to SAVE MAE! Division of Aging Services at 404-657-5319 or go to the Division's website at www.aging.dhr.georgia.gov and click on Publications on the left. For information, contact: Edna Jackson; 404-657-1386 edjackson@dhr.state.ga.us Sonja Flanagan... [more]

Posted by sherri at 3:46 PM | Comments (8)

UPDATED Helping Mae Magouirk: More cages to rattle

Sherri has done it again. She's compiled a list of people to contact who have authority to do something about the parching and starvation of Mae Magouirk. Please take the time to let these people know how you feel about... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 8:52 AM | Comments (26)

Message to bloggers and readers from Ken Mullinax, Nephew of Mae Magouirk.

Mae Magouirk also suffers from an aortic dissection and we want her to be taken to UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama where a cardiovascular team is waiting to do their best to assist her.

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Posted by richard at 8:38 AM | Comments (3)

More on Mae Mae Magouirk : Here we go again.......

Here we go again, another day, another life, another murder at the hands of the (in)justice system. Yet another case of murder by judicial fiat at yet another hospice - the hospice industry's agenda of euthanasia marches on and on!

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Posted by richard at 8:10 AM | Comments (3)

April 7, 2005

Lagrange Hospice and Mae Magouirk: What does it have in common with the Woodside Hospice?

this is the same center that was over Woodside Hospice were Terri was held if I'm not badly mistaken.

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Posted by richard at 10:46 PM | Comments (2)

New Message From Ken Mullinax Regarding Mae Magouirk

Nothing is settled in this case until my Aunt Mae is given nourishment and fluids! This is far from settled and far from over. The doctors did not meet Monday...that is Bull!

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Posted by richard at 9:45 PM | Comments (9)

Today in Jewish History

Choni the Circle Maker prays for rain (1st Century BCE)
"One year, most of Adar went by and it didn't rain. They sent for Choni the Circle Maker. He prayed and the rains didn't come. He drew a circle, stood in it and said: 'Master of The World! Your children have turned to me; I swear in Your great name that I won't move from here until You have pity on Your children.' The rains came down."

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Posted by richard at 9:21 PM

Terri's Brother & Sister On O'Reilly

This is the first televised interview that Terri's brother and sister have done since her death. Please excuse the short commercial break. Update (by Tim):FoxNews - BOBBY SCHINDLER, TERRI SCHIAVO'S BROTHER: Absolutely not, Mr. Hannity. You I don't want... [more]

Posted by Ian at 8:41 PM

World Net Daily on Mae: "Granddaughter yanks grandma's feeding tube"

WorldNetDaily - In a situation recalling the recent death of Terri Schiavo in Florida, an 81-year-old widow, denied nourishment and fluids for nearly two weeks, is clinging to life in a hospice in LaGrange, Ga., while her immediate family fights desperately to save her life before she dies of starvation and dehydration.

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Posted by richard at 8:26 PM | Comments (3)

Goldberg on the Pope: The Splendor of Truth

Jonah's grasp of the more meaningful nuances of Church history as they relate to the notion of a sphere of liberty and morality not bound to the state is much hardier then mine, and I'm a practicing Catholic.

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Posted by richard at 8:07 PM | Comments (1)

Additional Contact Information From Reader On Mae Magouirk Case In LaGrange, Ga. (Updated)

The following has been assembled from several comments in order to facilitate easier use of the information.

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Posted by richard at 6:44 PM | Comments (2)

Terri Memo

On CNN's Crossfire today, the "Terri Memo" is elaborated for those who don't know what the full details are. It really isn't a Republican memo, but a staffer memo. Cross Posted @ The Political Teen VIDEO IN EXTENDED ENTRY... [more]

Posted by Ian at 4:04 PM | Comments (1)

Email all media outlets about Mae Magourik's situation

Cross-posted on Powers That Blog. A good place to start with helping Mae Margourik would be to contact the media outlets to get her story publicized, especially targeting media personalities who tried to help Terri. Here is a link to... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 10:14 AM | Comments (31)

According To Zogby Poll - Americans Appear To Have Been Misled About Terri Schiavo's Condition (Updated)

a new Zogby Poll that accurately depicts Terri Schiavo's medical condition sharply contradicts findings from earlier polls.

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Posted by richard at 7:36 AM | Comments (9)

Revealing the Hidden Agenda: Checkbook Euthanasia

From the pages of Life Matters! . . . Q: How can you tell when a euthanasia advocate is telling the truth? A: When he disgusts you even more than usually. Consider biological psychologist Hal Herzog, writing in the Asheville,... [more]

Posted by earl at 12:40 AM | Comments (12)

April 6, 2005

Minus the mourned, family and friends remember Terri Schiavo

There were few dry eyes in the house Tuesday night at the Most Holy Name of Jesus church in Gulfport, where at least 1,000 people packed themselves in, and in some cases stood outside, to remember Terri.

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Posted by richard at 10:03 PM | Comments (7)

Shiavo case Redux in Georgia: Mae Magouirk...not comatose,not vegetative,not terminal, BEING STARVED AND DEHYDRATED TO DEATH (Update)

Her family is desperately seeking to save her life before she dies of malnourishment and dehydration.

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Posted by richard at 9:46 PM | Comments (25)

Brother Paul O'Donnell on Hannity & Colmes (VIDEO)

Brother Paul O'Donnell appears on Hannity & Colmes tonight to speak about the current state of the family. VIDEO IN EXTENDED ENTRY... [more]

Posted by Ian at 9:43 PM | Comments (1)

Father Frank Pavone On O'Reilly (VIDEO)

Pictured: Family Priest, Father Frank Pavone O'Reilly Topics range from Terri's Memorial last night, the state of the family, Michael Schiavo, and what would the priest do in the situation. Cross Posted @ The Political Teen VIDEO IN EXTENDED... [more]

Posted by Ian at 8:18 PM | Comments (2)

Most lawmakers want to put Schiavo case behind them

While a few lawmakers sought to punish the federal judges who rebuffed their hastily passed law aimed at getting Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted, most tried to put some distance between their action in March and what's on their plate this month.

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Posted by richard at 4:40 PM | Comments (24)

April 5, 2005

Living Will--No! Will to Live--Yes!

As has been noted here and elsewhere, the suicidal "living will" is part of the problem, not part of the solution to epivalothanasia (imposed death). CURE's Statement of Purpose recalls that two Advisory Board members who lived in coma for... [more]

Posted by earl at 11:04 PM | Comments (12)

The Aftermath: Lessons from Terri Schiavo's Life and Death

While the world's attention is focused on saying farewell to John Paul II, a great man who died peacefully last weekend, the world is finding no peace in what it has done to Terri Schiavo.

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Posted by richard at 10:40 PM | Comments (5)

Terri Schiavo Memorial

A memorial for Terri Schiavo was held tonight in her hometown church. Pictured above is Bobby Schindler receiving the Purple Heart for Terri. VIDEO IN EXTENDED ENTRY... [more]

Posted by Ian at 9:34 PM | Comments (11)

Ankle Biting Pundits: Time for DeLay's Enemies to "Move On"

Even after months of partisan abuse foisted on him by low-lives such as Markos Moulitsas, Tom DeLay seems to be riding tall in the saddle.

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Posted by richard at 8:45 PM | Comments (8)

Franklin Graham on Hannity & Colmes (VIDEO)

Rev. Franklin Graham appeared on tonight's Hannity and Colmes to speak about Terri Schavio and the Pope. The majority of the time was spent talking about Terri's legacy and what is in store for the future of people in... [more]

Posted by Ian at 8:20 PM

Wikipedia has negative slant on Terri Schiavo

PLease help. There is an article by wikipedia that has a very negatively biased article about Terri's story.

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Posted by richard at 3:32 PM | Comments (41)

Medical Killing and Common Sense

Excerpted from Pamela Hennessy While many commentators began to eagerly sink their claws into the debate of how Terri's case will impact an arrogant and bumbling judiciary, I had hoped more would address how it would affect our disabled and... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:34 PM | Comments (3)

The Washington Dispatch on "The Execution of Terri Schiavo"

there are a lot of us who could think of more than just a few words to describe what was done to Terri by her husband(sic) and the courts, but such words would just be wasted on the choir, and those that never really understood the inhumanity of it all, will never get it anyway

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Posted by richard at 9:20 AM | Comments (2)

Terri is not the only one targeted for starvation

Years before he categorized Terri Schindler Schiavo in the persistent vegetative state, which led to her death by dehydration, neurologist Dr. Ronald Cranford was building the case for removing feeding tubes from society's vulnerable. "...The United States has thousands or... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:07 AM | Comments (8)

April 4, 2005

Lessons Learned When Lives Are Lost

From the pages of Life Matters! . . . The lessons learned in the fight against euthanasia come at a very dear price, and if we ignore them the cost will be higher still. A Saintly Salmagundi's Fr. Bryce Sibley... [more]

Posted by earl at 11:21 PM | Comments (8)

Patrick Buchanan on "The Execution of Terri Schiavo"

... three in 10 in the dawn of life never see the light of day - they are destroyed in the womb because their very existence embarrasses or would encumber their parents." Now, Pat reminds us that "in the twilight of life, we have begun to ..

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Posted by richard at 8:56 PM | Comments (7)

Black Caucus Split on Schiavo Case

The Congressional Black Caucus, made up of liberal Democrats, usually can be counted on to oppose pro-life measures. But in the case of Terri Schiavo, it was a caucus divided. Of the 23 caucus members who voted on a bill... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:49 PM | Comments (5)

Tom Delay Butchered in Polls

SOURCE - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's footing among his constituents has slipped drastically during the past year, and a majority of his district disapproves of how he handled the Terri Schiavo case, according to a Houston Chronicle poll.... [more]

Posted by Ian at 7:40 PM | Comments (19)

TBO: "Lawmakers Refocus As Pall Lifts"

I'd like to offer my sincerest apologies to Speaker Bense for distracting him from business that is far more 'important' than the killing of an innocent life by judicial fiat(sic).

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Posted by richard at 11:17 AM | Comments (61)

The Legacy of Terri Schiavo

a core set of minimum standards to proceed from methodically and with careful consideration, with the objective of helping those of us from all over the political and theological map that value life - to come together to turn back the culture of death.

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Posted by richard at 9:30 AM | Comments (6)

Schindler Coroner Nixed From Terri Autopsy

Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, the well-known forensic pathologist and coroner of Allegheny County, Pa., told listeners of a morning radio show that he was denied permission to observe Terri Schiavo's autopsy, despite the wishes of her parents ... more According... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:22 AM | Comments (10)

April 3, 2005

A Growing Collection of Possibilities

Cross-posted on Powers That Blog. A little over a week ago, we posted an essay asking the question: what is the next step? to get us thinking about where we go from here. At the time we posted it, we... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 8:56 PM | Comments (32)

Zogby Poll: Americans Not in Favor of Starving Terri Schiavo

A whopping 79 percent said the patient should not have food and water taken away while just 9 percent said yes.

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Posted by richard at 8:56 PM | Comments (3)

Terri Schiavo Cremated, Schindlers Denied Autopsy Reviewer

The remains of Terri Schiavo's body were cremated on Saturday, according to an attorney for her estranged husband Michael.

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Posted by richard at 5:34 PM | Comments (8)

April 2, 2005

There is no statute of limitations for murder

NOW is the time for Governor Jeb Bush to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the entire sad saga of the court-ordered starvation and dehydration of Terri Schiavo, and to empanel a grand jury to indict whoever needs to be indicted.

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Posted by richard at 11:05 PM | Comments (34)

Mel Gibson: Florida Bishop Lynch Deserted Terri

Not only was Lynch silent while Terri Schiavo was forcibly starved to death - he issued a statement directly at odds with Church teaching that food and water is basic sustenance and can not be withheld by private choice.

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Posted by richard at 10:10 PM | Comments (6)

Mass for Terri Schiavo

There will be a Mass for Terri on Tuesday April 5, 2005 at 7 PM. It will be held at Most Holy Name Of Jesus Parish, 5800 15th Avenue South, Gulfport, Florida 33707.

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Posted by richard at 8:17 PM | Comments (3)

Rest in Peace

LauraB notes that Terri has already been cremated:- Terri Schiavo's body was cremated Saturday as disagreements continued between her husband and her parents, who were unable to have their own independent expert observe her autopsy.... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:15 PM | Comments (14)

Pope John Paul II Has Died - Updated

AP - Pope John Paul II, the Polish pontiff who led the Roman Catholic Church for more than a quarter century and became history's most-traveled pope, has died at 84, the Vatican announced in an e-mail Saturday. Years ago Pope... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:34 PM | Comments (8)

Books, Movies and Money

According to WorldNetDaily:CBS is rushing a Terri Schiavo TV movie into production so that it can air the biopic during the May ratings sweeps. There is no word on whether the network has secured the cooperation of either the Schindler... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:51 AM | Comments (41)

April 1, 2005

JacqueFromTexas: "WILL TO LIVE" vs. "LIVING WILLS"

even pro-life organizations and lobbying bodies are encouraging 'living wills' as a viable alternative to squabbles over the fate of persons like Terri. If Terri had signed a living will, she'd of been murdered this way nearly 10 years ago.

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Posted by richard at 6:31 PM | Comments (13)

Media Denied Access to Schiavo DCF Records

Summaries of state Department of Children & Families investigations into the treatment Terri Schiavo cannot be released to the media, a judge ruled Friday.

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Posted by richard at 2:55 PM | Comments (42)

Jackson's Junction: Videos of "Right to Life, Left to Die"

Trey at Jackson's Junction has some videos to honor Terri and acknowledge her passing in what he believes to be the two most inportant statements made throughout this tragic ordeal.

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Posted by richard at 9:02 AM | Comments (5)

Vatican City: Pope suffers heart attack

Pope John Paul II suffered a heart attack and his condition is "very serious", Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said today.

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Posted by richard at 1:32 AM | Comments (9)