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June 29, 2005

New Look for TerrisFight.org - The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation Website

The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation has posted a new homepage. While the site is not yet operational, the page gives the viewer a good idea of what the final site will look like. The Foundation's new stated goals are listed:The Terri... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:04 PM

Terri Schiavo's Autopsy Report and Flawed Conclusions

Mary Worthington of The Revolution writes an interesting post on Terri Schiavo's autopsy report that calls into question conclusions based upon the physical state of Terri's brain at the time of her death.... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:59 PM | Comments (2)

Silent Witness : The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death

Silent Witness : The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death by Mark Fuhrman was released yesterday. Fuhrman is a retired LAPD detective and author of various "New York Times" best sellers, including "Murder in Brentwood," a look into the O.J.... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:31 PM

Schiavo Autopsy Open for Criticism

Christian Medical & Dental Associations president Dr. David Stevens believes that Terri Schiavo's autopsy "drew conclusions from anatomic evidence of functional inabilities." Agape press reports the doctor's opinion that the medical examiner, in several cases, made conclusions that were beyond... [more]

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June 26, 2005

Bush NIH funds fetal tissue research

Readers of Blogs for Terri will be interested in a piece I posted as a guest on a friend's blog not long after the election last year. Here is the link. Briefly, the Bush NIH funds research using tissue from... [more]

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June 24, 2005

'The Death of Terri Schiavo' Now Online

My article "The Death of Terri Schiavo", which appeared in the May issue of Catholic World Report, is now available online. In this article, I describe and analyze the events and circumstances surrounding Terri's tragic death, and uncover some information... [more]

Posted by Fr. Rob at 1:17 PM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (2)

June 23, 2005

Iraqi Family Struggles To Care For Family Member In 'PVS' State

In Babylon, Iraq, a bomb explodes at 1:30 in the morning, the electricity goes out, and the family of a severely disabled woman diagnosed as being in a PVS state - begin using hand-held fans to keep her cool and comfortable.

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Posted by richard at 2:59 PM | Comments (1)

June 21, 2005

Bobby Schindler Responds to Schiavo Grave Inscription

The cremated remains of Terri Schiavo were buried yesterday at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Florida in the presence of her husband, Michael Schiavo, some of his brothers and a priest. Contrary to a court order, her immediate family... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:30 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (1)

Terri's Tombstone

Here is an image of Terri's tombstone that Tim wrote about in the previous entry. I just find it plain disgusting not to invite Terri's real family to the burial. It was one thing to inscribe "I kept my... [more]

Posted by Ian at 9:59 AM | Comments (32)

June 20, 2005

Terri's Ashes were Buried Today

The cremated remains of Terri Schiavo were buried today at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Florida in the presence of her husband, Michael Schiavo, some of his brothers and a priest. more Updates: Terri's bronze grave marker includes the... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:55 PM | Comments (35) | TrackBack (3)

June 19, 2005

Physician Who Examined Schiavo for Over 10 Hours--Critical of Autopsy Report

CLEARWATER, Fl., June 19 /Christian Wire Service/ -- Dr. William Hammesfahr, nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work in Medicine, has been recognized by agents for Medicare, the federal government, and others for new approaches to helping the brain... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:20 PM | Comments (12) | TrackBack (2)

The closest thing to an update on Scott Thomas

Two recent rather different Internet items provide some updated information on the case of Scott Thomas, the 34-year-old Florida man injured under undetermined circumstances last fall and currently in his mother's care. Scott's mother obtained emergency guardianship after she learned... [more]

Posted by lydia at 2:56 PM | TrackBack (0)

June 18, 2005

Gov. Jeb Bush Writes Letter to the Editor on Schiavo Case

In a letter to the New York Times, Flordia Governor Jeb Bush calls the nation to remember that life is fragile and must be valued. Despite criticism, he pledge to "continue to strive to protect our most vulnerable citizens. All... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:41 PM | Comments (22)

June 17, 2005

I Was Wrong...

On Wednesday morning, I predicted that the autopsy report for Terri Schiavo would in some way purport to draw the conclusion that Terri was in a PVS. I was wrong about that. But that's the kind of thing I'm happy... [more]

Posted by Fr. Rob at 8:25 AM | Comments (13)

Gov. Bush calls for Schiavo probe

Gov. Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully tried to keep Terri Schiavo alive, now says that an investigation is needed into what happened the night in 1990 that she collapsed and her heart stopped beating. - Miami Herald The first piece of... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:13 AM | Comments (9)

June 16, 2005

Schindler Family's Statement on Medical Examiner's Report

This is a statement that has been released by the Schindler family regarding the medical examiner's autopsy report on Terri Schiavo. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., and SEMINOLE, Fl., June 16 /Christian Wire Service/ -- On June 15, 2005, the Pinellas County IME... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:57 PM | Comments (3)

Charlotte Wyatt and the debate about infant intervention

This post contains an excerpt from an article in The Herald about the debate regarding treating premature infants in the UK. The article discusses the case of Charlotte Wyatt, but significantly misrepresents her condition. Hannah Maxson of www.savecharlotte.com has written the following response.

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Posted by Angela at 12:28 AM | Comments (1)

June 15, 2005

LifesiteNews on Terri's Autopsy Report

LARGO, FL., June 15, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At a news conference held at 11:00 a.m. today the Florida medical examiner released the results of the autopsy performed on Terri Schiavo, performed after her high-profile court-ordered execution resulted in her death... [more]

Posted by tim at 9:11 PM | Comments (1)

CWA Responds to Schiavo Autopsy Report: No Excuses for Dehydrating the Disabled

Concerned Women for America (CWA) responded to the autopsy report on Terri Schiavo, released today by a medical examiner for Florida's Pinellas-Pasco County, which confirmed that the "removal of [Terri's] feeding tube resulted in her death." "Terri Schiavo's autopsy results... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:58 PM

Death Culturists Say Michael Schiavo 'Vindicated'

La Shawn Barber responded to Terri Schiavo's autopsy and the related media reports with the following insightful commentary:According to Terri Schiavo's autopsy report, she was severely brain-damaged. OK. For me, the whole tragedy surrounding Terri and the people who wanted... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:16 PM | Comments (3)

Autopsy Does Not Change Moral Aspects of Terri Schiavo's Murder says Priest Who Was With Terri Moments Before Her Death

Fr. Frank Pavone, who was with Terri Schiavo in the final hours and moments of her life and has called her death a murder, issued the following statement upon today's release of her autopsy report:"No details of this autopsy change... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:55 PM | Comments (7)

Terri Schiavo's Autopsy Report

Terris Schiavo's autopsy report is available by clicking here.... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:39 AM | Comments (92)

Will Autopsy Report Make 'Outlandish' Claims?

Fr. Rob Predicts Outcome of Report As the previous entry reports, the long-awaited autopsy results for Terri Schiavo will be released later today. Pinellas County Medical Examiner Jon R. Thogmartin will hold a press conference on the autopsy report at... [more]

Posted by Fr. Rob at 5:12 AM

June 14, 2005

Schiavo autopsy results to be released tomorrow

The Pinellas County medical examiner's office in Florida plans to release its autopsy report tomorrow on Terri Schiavo - findings her family hopes will shed light on the cause of the collapse that left her severely brain-damaged 15 years ago.... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:57 PM | Comments (3)

June 5, 2005

On BlogsForTerri, Truth & Action, And 'Freedom's Zone

Freedom's Zone is establishing a blogroll that will list all aggregated blogs, and is presently selecting the first ten posting authors, five from the U.S., and five from Italy.

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Posted by richard at 11:44 PM | Comments (3)

What can we do?

After Terri Schiavo was killed, many of us wanted to say, "Never again." But we have realized that it has happened before and probably will happen again.

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Posted by tim at 6:16 PM | Comments (1)

California Group Launches Senior Advocacy

Los Angeles, CA - A group of activists from the Los Angeles area has launched a web site directed at gaining government intervention in the controversial Conservatorship case of Dr. Rami N. Rodriguez. Claiming possible abuse, neglect, healthcare and confinement... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:57 PM | Comments (1)

Scott Thomas: Guardianship Hearing Postponed

Scott Thomas, is the 34 year old Jacksonville, Florida man who sustained brain damage in his home under suspicious circumstances in September of 2004 and has been the subject of a guardianship battle between his mother and estranged wife. In... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:33 AM

Annihilating Terry Schiavo

Dr. Paul McHugh, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the meaning of the Schiavo case in his essay Annihilating Terry Schiavo. Joe from Life at the Frontier comments that he has missed some of the disputes about certain 'facts'... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:27 AM | Comments (23)

June 4, 2005

Court OKs forced feeding

Several people emailed the following article from WorldNetDaily to me. Once commented, "I have no problem with the courts taking steps to protect the lives and well-being of inmates. I just have a problem with them treating disabled and aging... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:01 PM | Comments (2)