« December 2005 | Main | February 2006 »

January 31, 2006

Frist's Remarks on Legislation Passed to Help Terri Schiavo

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist was one of the leading proponents of last minute legislation designed to stop Terri Schiavo's death by starvation/dehydration. In an interview on Sunday's Meet the Press, Frist defended his comments prior to Terri's death but... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:14 AM

January 30, 2006

The Schiavo Marriage

From the North Country Gazette: Some Catholics are calling it premeditated murder. Many are calling for the removal of St. Petersburg Diocese Bishop Robert N. Lynch for allowing the ceremony to occur in the diocese. It could be the latest... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:48 PM | Comments (2)

January 27, 2006

Passive Euthanasia ... Bill would allow doctors to refuse CPR

Check it out here:CHARLESTON (AP) - Doctors could refuse to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on patients who are so ill that it would do no good - even if the patients had previously said in writing they wanted it - under... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:13 PM

January 26, 2006

Haleigh Poutre in Rehab

Haleigh Poutre was given a death sentence by doctors who said she was "virtually brain dead" and in a "hopeless" state of "persistent vegetation". The eleven year-old was hospitalized after her stepfather allegedly burned her and beat her unconscious with... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:24 PM | Comments (2)

Schiavo Remarriage Debacle

It has been less than 10 months after Terri's barbaric death by "starvation and dehydration over 13 grueling days with the whole world watching." During Terri's struggle for life, the Diocese of St. Petersburg did nothing and now her husband,... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:27 AM | Comments (1)

Terri Schiavo's Husband Re-Married in Catholic Church

SAFETY HARBOUR, Florida, (LifeSiteNew.com) - Michael Schiavo, who had his disabled wife Terri killed last March by refusing her food and water, was re-married last Saturday in the Roman Catholic Church of Espiritu Santo in Florida. Schiavo married Jodi Centonze.... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:56 AM | Comments (1)

January 25, 2006

Schindler Foundation Represented at March for Life (VIDEO)

Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo's brother, and Brother Paul O'Donnell spoke at the Jan. 23, 2006 annual March for Life, a gathering of over 150,000 pro-life Americans. Their comments, although brief, reflect their passion for the future and dedication to... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:26 PM

January 24, 2006

March for Life 2006

The March for Life is a remarkable event, held yearly in Washington DC to commemerate the anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision. Today's March was peaceful but enthusiastic and had well over 150,000 people in attendance. Bobby Schindler,... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:26 AM

January 22, 2006

Terri's Family Remains Active and Outspoken

Suzanne Vitadamo, Terri Schiavo's sister, spoke yesterday at a South South Carolina Citizens for Life event and Terri's Brother, Bobby Schindler, addressed a large audience at the March for Life Convention here in Washington DC (I was privileged to talk... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:00 AM | Comments (1)

January 20, 2006

Haleigh Poutre, eleven years old

Thanks Kathyrn Lopez for standing up for Haleigh Poutre, an eleven year-old whose "guardians" said she was a vegetable. They said she had no hope. A court, earlier this week, okayed taking her off life support--"letting her go" as they... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:09 PM

January 13, 2006

Advanced Directives Authorizing Medical Decisions OK, Samuel Alito Says

Supreme Court nomine Samuel Alito told the Senate judicial panel that that Americans have the legal right to designate another family member to make end of life medical care decisions on their behalf. Those decisions could include carrying out a... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:59 AM

Samuel Alito Discusses Euthanasia

During the third day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court, pro-abortion Sen. Diane Feinstein, a California Democrat, asked Alito about his views on end of life issues and the case of... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:56 AM

January 12, 2006

Alito Responds to Leahy about Terri Schiavo

During today's confirmation hearing, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) questioned Supreme Court Nominee Judge Samuel Alito about the case of Terri Schiavo. It is unfortunate that the removal of food and water has been equated in the proceedings to a... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:43 PM

January 9, 2006

Rounding-Up Posts on Terri Schiavo

Annie at AfterAbortion was recently challenged about why some pro-life folks seem to care more about unborn babies than about those who are disabled. Her response, called Terri Schindler-Schivo posts, is an excellent summary of the 21 posts that were... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:17 PM

Terri Schiavo - Notorious?

Tomorrow night at 9.00 ET, the Biography Channel will be airing the first in a new series that highlights the people who have become famous - for being infamous. The subject of their first program is the Terri Schiavo case... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:47 PM | Comments (3)

January 7, 2006

Scott Thomas Update--Good news thus far

At a recent hearing, Judge Wilkes awarded Scott Thomas's mother Pamela six months more of full guardianship. He is to be commended for doing this despite the fact that the investigation of Scott's wife, Eliza, has been closed for lack... [more]

Posted by lydia at 3:54 PM | Comments (3)

January 6, 2006

The Most Significant Story

The battle lines are now drawn and it is time to continue the fight the led to the establishement of BlogsforTerri nearly a year ago. A good place to start is the Blogs4Life conference scheduled for Jan. 23 in Washington DC. Continue to visit Terrisfight.org and look for updates at BlogsforTerri.com in the near future.

[more]

Posted by tim at 12:58 PM | Comments (4)

Schiavo Judge Taker of Liberty, Not Defender

No bar association or group outside of Pinellas and Pasco Counties gave Greer any awards.... - the North Country Gazette... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:53 PM | Comments (1)

January 5, 2006

The irony of promoting living wills

The most significant sentence in this entire article is the last one:Most states, Washington and Idaho included, do not require hospitals and doctors to comply with the directives in every situation.Consider a situation in which a patient has a written... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:10 PM | Comments (1)

Does Israel Support Euthanasia?

Chana Meira says "no" and writes to clear up misleading information:For the past several weeks, information about Israel and euthanasia has been circulating based on reports about a new law allowing terminal patients to discontinue certain life support. The main... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:02 PM | Comments (1)

Terri's Story

Tampa Bay radio journalist, John Sipos, recently interviewed the author of "Terri's Story", Diane Lynne and Terri's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler for local CBS affiliate 94.1 FM. Quicktime audio of this one-hour program "hOUR Tampa Bay" can be streamed... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:00 PM