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May 25, 2005

Michael got Terri's estate awarded to him by Greer on THE DAY TERRI DIED.

Terri Schiavo's estranged husband Michael wasted no time in pursuing what was left of Terri's estate after she passed away on March 31

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May 19, 2005

The Ten Commandments for Inter-Religious And Ideological Dialogue: Can They Be Used As A Guide To More Productive Blog Commentary?

In a world that is increasing in religious diversity, how can we avoid the usual and predictable pitfalls that have unfortunately led to so much anxiety and conflict both on a personal level and on the world stage?

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May 17, 2005

Ecumenical Euthanasia: Galluping to Death

"Reporting a number that will surprise some," Editor & Publisher informs us, "the Gallup Organizations today said its latest poll found that 75% of Americans support euthanasia--allowing a doctor to take the life of a patient who is suffering from... [more]

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Leslie Burke's Story

Leslie Burke was born in Lancaster, the oldest in a family of five. He was pretty normal when he was growing up--but had the hardest time balancing. This was the only indication that things were not quite right. In 1983... [more]

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Charlotte Wyatt: In the eyes of her parents

Darren Wyatt (Charlotte's Dad) has written up a very interesting account of Charlotte Wyatt--from her parent's perspective. Below I have posted a couple paragraphs from it, you can read the whole thing at SaveCharlotte.com:It all happened on the 18th of... [more]

Posted by joshua at 3:06 PM | Comments (1)

Progress in Louisiana

House committee OKs bill to restrict removal of feeding tubes (House Bill 675) A House committee approved a bill Monday that would restrict families' ability to remove a feeding tube from a terminal patient, despite objections that the measure would... [more]

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May 16, 2005

Mae Magouirk Passes on: a natural death due to stroke

Ken Mullinax passes on the news of his aunts natural death:Mae Magouirk died this morning at the Bryan Nursing Home in LaGrange Ga. of a stroke. Her vital signs had been causing concern since last Wednesday and by Sunday, an... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:43 PM | Comments (3)

Bar association honors Greer

It is hard to believe (emphasis mine):ST. PETERSBURG - In the last year, he has been maligned as a murderer, had his face plastered on posters wearing a Hitler mustache and still gets threats upon his life. But among his... [more]

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May 15, 2005

Scientology And Terri Schiavo - Is There A Connection?

Even if there is no specific grand conspiracy going on here, these facts alone indicate that there was probably some kind of "subliminal" influence of Scientology values on the judiciary in Clearwater regarding Terri's case.

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May 14, 2005

Today may be D-day for Maria Korp

It's been three months since her injury due to attempted murder, and according to this news article she may have her diagnosis changed from Persistent Vegetative State to Permanent Vegetative State as early as May 13th ...

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Scott Thomas: cognizant and communicative, but does it matter?

Scott Thomas is apparently aware, responsive and able to communicate. Reminiscent of several similar cases, Scott received his injury last November while alone at home with the person who now wants him to die.

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May 11, 2005

On "Thoughts on Terry Schiavo, Michael Ross and Blogging"

James has written a good piece on bloggers and suggests that we should start talking about important matters of our time via blogging and stop complaining that things don't work or just rant about fairness.

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May 10, 2005

Euthanasia: The Power To Kill

"'Euthanasia' is an act most often practiced on our pets," Ken Concannon begins his column in the Arlington Catholic Herald. We have them "put down," or "put to sleep," or "euthanized" when they become so ill that there is no... [more]

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May 8, 2005

TLC Defies British Law To Arrange Murders for Hire

From the pages of Life Matters! . . . "A secret organisation headed by a retired family doctor is illegally providing terminally ill British people with thousands of pounds to enable them to travel to a Swiss suicide clinic," Daniel... [more]

Posted by earl at 11:36 PM | Comments (1)

Charlotte Wyatt: Two steps forward, one step back

Charlotte is continuing to get stronger, but today there was another set-back from the hospital. Though she spends most of the time in her oxygen box, she had been slowly introduced to nasel cannula for the past few weeks; going... [more]

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Hydration and Nutrition: A Basic Human Need, Not an Option of Medical Care

The reasons that food and water should not be considered an option of medical care are summarized as follows:

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May 7, 2005

Where's Terri?

MIAMI - The family of a severely brain-damaged woman who died after her feeding tube was removed in March said Friday they still have not been told where her remains will be laid to rest. Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings,... [more]

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May 6, 2005

CURE to Greer: "We Are Not Your Friends"

As posted on Life Matters! . . . Yesterday, Judge George Greer was rewarded with an engraved clock--today's equivalent of 30 pieces of silver--by the West Pasco Bar Association. The Special Justice Award was bestowed "in part for his handling... [more]

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May 5, 2005

Banquet to Honor Terri Schiavo Judge Draws Protestors

When: Thursday, May 5, at 5 PM Where: In front of the Heritage Springs Golf and Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, New Port Richy, Florida Why: "This protest is against Judge George Greer who wrote the order to... [more]

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May 3, 2005

Miracles Can Happen

A firefighter that has been in a state of 'severe brain damage' for nearly ten years, came out of it suddenly a few days ago. Donald Herbert, the firefighter was in the state due to three minutes without oxygen. SOURCE... [more]

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Judge George Greer Awarded for 'Professionalism' and 'Integrity'

As part of Law Week, which kicks off today, West Pasco Bar Association will to the unthinkable: award Judge George Greer, 63, its Special Justice Award. An article on the event quotes Alan Scott Miller, an association member:His professionalism and... [more]

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S.A. hospital won't cut off man's life support

Good news for the family of Spiro Nikolouzos:An agreement was reached Friday that ended a standoff between the family of an East Texas man and a local hospital that planned to remove him from life support. Spiro Nikolouzos, critically ill... [more]

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UK's Healthcare Setup Partly Blamed in 'Baby Charlotte' Saga

Dr. David Stevens with the Christian Medical & Dental Associations says although euthanasia is illegal in Britain, that does not change the control doctors are given. He explains that England has a national health service that provides free healthcare to... [more]

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May 2, 2005

The public never learned about Terri Schiavo's true condition

Joel Belz authored a recent World Magazine article about an interview with David Gibbs, the attorney who represented Terri Schiavo's parents "in their fruitless quest to have her life." Gibbs speaks openly about his own personal sense of failure:"I wish,"... [more]

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