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March 31, 2006

Hold the Fort

A message from "Bill":I have a daughter that was hit many years ago by a drunk while walking on the beach at Daytona. She was comatose for six months, much worse off than Terri. It's been a long story and... [more]

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

Dear Schindler Family

A few letters from our readers: Dear Schindler Family: My deepest sympathy goes to you all. I have been praying for Terri and join you in the sadness of her death and the fact that this country has failed to... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:25 PM | Comments (2)

Rest in Peace Terri

Rest in Peace Terri. Thank you for your life and for your death. You didn't die in vain... We will scream from the rafters to make sure it doesn't happen again. Thank you for showing us the true nature of... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:35 PM | Comments (1)

Faithmouse Remembers Terri Schiavo

Thanks to Dan Lacey.... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:39 AM

A Life That Matters

Although some judge a book by its cover, many look at real-time sales and popularity as an indicator of public support. Consequently, Br. Paul O'Donnell, the Schindler's spiritual advisor, urges Schindler supporters to purchase their book. "It would make a... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:34 AM | Comments (1)

Terri Died One Year Ago

Visit: The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation, Honor her memory... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:00 AM

Statement of the Schindler Family

One year ago.... Pinellas Park, FL - As you are aware, Terri is now with God and she has been released from all earthly burdens. After these recent years of neglect at the hands of those who were supposed to... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:00 AM | Comments (1)

One Year Ago we Wrote: Terri Schiavo has just died

Terri Schindler Schiavo has just died - message from family. Update: Michael Schiavo threw the Schindlers out of Terri's room - trusted source. (I can't post the rest of the message, and am biting my tongue to keep from saying... [more]

Posted by tim at 9:00 AM | Comments (1)

Remembering Terri One Year Later

One year ago today, Terri Schiavo died after thirteen days without sustenance, having been denied by court order the most basic of necessities. We were stunned, watching in disbelief while this brain damaged, but otherwise healthy woman, was publicly subjected... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:15 AM

Remembering Terri Schiavo - By Bobby Schindler

Last year Bobby Schindler spoke passionately and with emotional charge, still carrying the pain and grief that followed the public dehydration of his sister and yet describing his hope and vision for the future: Part I - Terri Schiavo's Life... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:32 AM

Terri's death: Was it 'God's will' or 'murder'?

One year ago today, 41-year-old Terri Schiavo succumbed to 13 days of forced dehydration and starvation, following the court-ordered removal of her feeding tube. Her impending death raised a clamor among millions, including a president and a pope, and deepened... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:12 AM

Terri: The Truth

Today is the one year anniversary of the death of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. As Michael Schiavo parades himself on the talk show circuit to peddle his book which he claims is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:40 AM

Recent Posts of Interest

Part I - Terri Schiavo's Life and Death Part II - Terri Schiavo and the Culture of Death Movement Part III - Legalized Killing: The PVS Diagnosis Part IV - Terri Schiavo: Finding the Answers Disability activists remember Terri Schiavo... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:35 AM

Schindlers Mark Terri's Death With New Disabled Group

Family members of the late Terri Schindler Schiavo commemorated the anniversary of her death, which is today, and announced the creation of a foundation in her name to combat euthanasia. The foundation's mission will be to eliminate the persistent vegetative... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:51 AM

Faithmouse Remembers Terri Schiavo

Terri Schindler Schiavo Memorial Illustration, In Progress... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:03 AM

Terri Schiavo: Finding the Answers

This the final post in a four part series containing the full-text of a speech given by Bobby Schindler to an audience in Phoenix, AZ sponsored by Arizona Right to Life. These details and much more can be read by... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:01 AM

March 30, 2006

Exporting Murder

Zimbabwe has a thoroughly corrupt government that has brought the once prosperous nation to ruin by systematically destroying the economy while engaging in fraudulent elections, encouraging campaigns of intimidation and murder, eliminating the free press, creating massive groups of homeless... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:25 PM

Terri Schiavo and Pinellas Park Revisited

Here are several images from a year ago in memory both of the sadness of Terri's murder and the hopefulness in Pinellas Park of the body of Christ joining to oppose the culture of death.... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:54 PM

Terri Schindler Schiavo Memorial Illustration, In Progress

Dan at Faithmouse has a drawing in progress... click here.... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:49 PM

Still Waiting for Justice to be Served

"Throughout the entire struggle to save Terri's life and to this very day, the Schindler family has been a profound example of Christian familial love," stated Stephen G. Peroutka, Esq., chairman of the National Pro-Life Action Center (NPLAC)--the uncompromising voice... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:24 PM

Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation Launched

Mary and Robert Schindler as well as Suzanne Schindler Vitadamo and Bobby Schindler officially launched the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation on March 30, 2006 at 11:00 am outside of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington DC. Speakers will include... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:00 AM

Not Forgotten

Concerned Women for America (CWA) offers its prayers and sympathy to the family of Terri Schindler Schiavo, the disabled woman who died one year ago tomorrow after Judge George Greer ordered that her feeding tube be removed. "On the... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:42 AM

Michael Schiavo Joins Pat Campbell

Orlando's best morning radio host is Pat Campbell, who continues to be a leading voice for life on 540WFLA. This morning, Michael Schiavo is scheduled to join Pat for an interview at 8:05am (EST). You can listen live by going... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:01 AM | Comments (3)

The Culture of Dying in America

Advance-directive legislation was passed or amended in dozens of states across the nation in the 1990s. Just where did these laws come from? Diana Lynne, author of Terri's story, gives the fanscinating, if not horrifying answer in a powerful WorldNetDaily... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:05 AM

Cast of Characters in the Schiavo Case

The following is a compilation of the cast of characters related compiled by Myopic Zeal Disclaimer: This compilation is not intended to imply anything. It is an effort to compile a cast of characters as might be related to the... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:52 AM

March 29, 2006

Terri Schiavo-- Enduring Questions

If the sad case of Terri Schiavo has demonstrated anything, it has pointed to a horrible set of legal precedents and court decisions. The courts have increasingly identified a "right to die" as a matter of legal protection and, in... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:49 PM | Comments (2)

No one won the $100,000 CT Scan PVS Challenge

Last year we noted that Terri Schiavo's CT Scan has been grossly misrepresented in the mainstream press. Previously, Codeblue applied his expertise in radiology to interpret Terri Schiavo's CT scans that have been released to the public and are being... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:12 AM

Autopsy Cannot Confirm a Clinical Diagnosis

One year ago we wrote ... Although Michael Schiavo, through his attorney George Felos, has suggested that a planned autopsy of Terri Schiavo will confirm the extent of her brain injury, medical experts reject the use of a post mortem... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:10 AM

Allegations Do Not Justify Brutality (Video)

This evening, the Schinder family appeared on Scarborough Country to discuss their book, A Life that Matters, and the charitable relief efforts of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation. As usual, the group was asked to respond to numerous explosive allegations... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:36 AM

March 28, 2006

Michael Almost Let Terri Live

In his new book "Terri: The Truth," which he has admitted was written to "settle a score" with Terri Schiavo's family, Michael Schiavo explains he almost gave up on his years-long battle to euthanize her. Michael wrote that Jodi Centonze,... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:57 PM | Comments (1)

State Legislatures Haven't Protected Patients Since Terri Schiavo Died

After Terri Schiavo's former husband subjected her to a painful 13-day starvation and dehydration euthanasia death, pro-life state lawmakers across the country talked about passing laws to protect other disabled patients like her. Yet, little progress has been made in... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:18 PM

Action Item: Get the Schindler's Book

Editor's Note: A book is often judged by its cover, or so the saying goes. In this day and age, a book is judged by it popularity. A Life that Matters is exceptional, and it is a must read for... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:42 PM

Legalized Killing: The PVS Diagnosis

This the third post in a four part series containing the full-text of a speech given by Bobby Schindler to an audience in Phoenix, AZ sponsored by Arizona Right to Life. These details and much more can be read by... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:48 PM | Comments (1)

March 27, 2006

Schindlers Talk about Terri on Hannity and Colmes (Video)

Our friends, Bob and Mary Schindler, appeared on Hannity and Colmes to talk about their fight for their daughter, Terri Schiavo, the book they wrote to honor her life (A Life that Matters) and their work on behalf of... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:38 PM | Comments (4)

I am a Mother of a brain damaged son - he's tube fed

From a reader in response to Fr. Pavone's letter:I am a Mother of a brain damaged son . He lives in a nursing home now for 16 years. He is also tube-fed. There is no way I would ever agree... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:33 PM

Disability activists remember Terri Schiavo

Disability activists marked the anniversary of Terri Schiavo's death and vowed to renew their resolve to continue the battle to promote meaningful safeguards for the thousands of disabled Americans who, like Terri Schiavo, have guardians making life-and-death decisions on their... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:07 AM

Terri Schiavo's Collapse

In an NBC exclusive, Matt Lauer interviewed Michael Schiavo about his upcoming book that Schiavo claims will settle a few scores. Prior to asking Schiavo questions about his wife's 1990 collapse, Lauer laid the following groundwork for the audience:Terri Schiavo's... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:57 AM | Comments (1)

Pat Campbell - Remembering Terri on Talk Radio

Orlando's best morning radio host is Pat Campbell, who continues to be a leading voice for life. I had the privilege of joining him this morning on 540WFLA to reflect about Terri's death and what it means to our society.... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:29 AM

A Life that Matters - The Schindler's Book about Terri

LifeNews - The new book about the life and death of Terri Schiavo, written by her parents and brother and sister, hits the bookshelves on Tuesday. With a release date of just three days before Terri's ex-husband starved her to... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:56 AM

Religious Right 'Using Terri Schiavo'?

Diana Lynne takes California civil appellate attorney Jon Eisenberg apart in this column for his claim that Terri Schiavo was a tool to be used of the religion right. It turns out a simple chronology of the case shows just... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:19 AM | Comments (1)

March 25, 2006

An Open Letter to Michael Schiavo

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and an eyewitness to Terri Schiavo's final hours, released the following open letter to Michael Schiavo tonight. Fr. Pavone will read it to a worldwide audience on an internationally broadcast religious... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:36 PM | Comments (11)

Michael Schiavo Lawyer Featured at Toronto 'Right to Die' Conference

Yes, they have an agenda:TORONTO, March 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The World Federation of Right to Die Societies is having its 16th biennial conference in Toronto and is featuring George Felos as a keynote speaker. Felos was the "right to... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:30 PM | Comments (1)

New Book! A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo

Terri's parents, brother, and sister speak out--for Terri and themselves. A LIFE THAT MATTERS may well change every assumption you have about Terri's too-brief life and and prolonged, agonizing death. Here the people who loved her and knew her best... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:23 PM | Comments (4)

Memorial at the Supreme Court to Honor Terri Schaivo and Commemorate the First Anniversary of Her Death

The Christian Defense Coalition, the National Clergy Council, Stand True Ministries, and the National Pro-life Action Center to lay hundreds of roses in front of the court to honor the legacy of Terri and work to ensure the rights of... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:21 PM

Bloggers' Best for Terri Schiavo: Anniversary Edition, pt. 2

Bloggers are invited to submit links to their best writing on Terri Schiavo's case and related issues. Dory has posted this weeks edition here.... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:32 AM

March 24, 2006

Physician Heal Thyself: Dr. Death and the SUV Generation

Dr. Ronald Cranford is a neurologist and medical ethicist who served for years as the assistant chief of neurology at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cranford has worked as a faculty associate for the Center for Bioethics... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:03 PM

One Year Ago: Supreme Court Declines Schindler Request - Call Jeb Bush

We reported: From the Associated Press:The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to order Terri Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted, rejecting a desperate appeal by her parents to keep their severely brain-damaged daughter alive. The decision, announced in a terse one-page order,... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:55 AM

Fired Nurse Claims Terri Feels Pain

One year ago we wrote ... CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer Jeff Johnson reports that a nurse who worked at the hospice where Terri Schiavo is dying of dehydration and starvation has revealed that Terri feels pain and the nursing staff... [more]

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

March 23, 2006

Schiavo Interview Stirs Controversy

In a startling revelation, Terri Schaivo's ex-husband Michael admitted in an interview that his new book Terri: The Truth was written to "settle some scores" with Terri's family rather than honor the memory of the woman at the center of... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:10 PM | Comments (2)

March 22, 2006

For Terri

Sounding the Trumpet:Watching Terri's tribute video brought it back in vivid detail. Strong memories, memories of darkness and horror. Last March. It was a long time coming, and several times it seemed her life was spared; all that was needed... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:49 PM | Comments (3)

Terri Schiavo, Judge George Greer, and The Persistent Vegetative State: What Judge Greer Doesn't Want You To Know

We wrote one year ago.... If one is truly dying, nature will soon take its course. The target of the Judge George Greer, George Felos, and the Woodside Hospice crowd in Pinellas County, Florida is someone who is not dying... [more]

Posted by richard at 12:43 PM

Bobby Schindler - Part II - Terri Schiavo and the Culture of Death Movement

This post is the second part of several containing the full-text of a speech given by Bobby Schindler to an audience in Phoenix, AZ. Of course, these details and much more can be read by simply ordering a copy A... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:44 AM

Minnesota Committee Approves Measure Helping Patients Like Terri Schiavo Email this article

Minnesota legislators have approved a measure backed by pro-life groups that would make sure patients like Terri Schiavo are not denied food and water that could lead to their death. The bill they approved would allow patients to continue receiving... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:02 AM

Why is Terri Smiling?

Kevin Fobbs writes in Michigan News:[For] Michael Schiavo to say recently in the New York Post that Terri might be "up there right now praising" him -- smiling down -- is truly a travesty of heroic measure. But perhaps he... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:55 AM | Comments (1)

Schiavo family adviser brings right-to-life message to UMD

Duluth News Tribune - Nearly a year ago, Brother Paul O'Donnell of St. Paul stood before a phalanx of microphones in Florida and said: "It is with great sadness that -- it has been reported to us that Terri Schiavo... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:59 AM

Report: Haleigh Poutre Failed at Every Level

It should be no surprise that Haleigh Poutre was the victim of a fatally broken bureaucracy. But she almost a fatality of a defective medical system, a crumbling system of ethics and a twisted judicial process.

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Posted by tim at 1:37 AM | Comments (2)

March 21, 2006

Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation Launch set for March 30

Mary and Robert Schindler, Suzanne Schindler Vitadamo and Bobby Schindler will officially launch the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation on March 30 at 11 am outside of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. Speakers will include the Schindler family,... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:37 PM | Comments (1)

Is Terri thanking Michael?

He thinks so:March 21, 2006 -- Terri Schiavo's husband insists that, despite what her devastated family thinks, she is now "praising" him in heaven for pulling the plug on her one year ago. "She's up there right now praising me... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:33 PM | Comments (8)

March 20, 2006

Americans Idle

By Pamela F. Hennessy First published at North Country Gazette It was a year ago that Terri Schiavo's death was made a very public reality in Pinellas County, Florida and was plainly illustrated across the internet, on television sets and... [more]

Posted by pamela at 2:31 PM

Torture is a Crime

On March 20, 2005, Andrew McCarthy wrote, "Is Prosecution the Solution? Terri Schiavo is being tortured, torture is a crime, therefore... " ... It is time to ask: What is the legal rationale for the judicial allowance of torture in... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:30 AM | Comments (2)

March 19, 2006

To bear witness

I had not had in mind to blog about Terri's murder, here during its anniversary. But I have been asked, with other Blogs for Terri writers, to do so. Whittaker Chambers identified himself as a witness. And many of us,... [more]

Posted by lydia at 7:26 PM | Comments (4)

Blogburst Update - Day 2

We invite you to join us for a Blogburst in remembrance of Terri Schiavo beginning March 18th. On the anniversay of the 13 days that preceeded her death, we are asking our friends to write about Terri's life and death,... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:55 PM

Quick Links - Day 2

Blogburst in memory of Terri Schiavo Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation New Book! A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo Bobby Schindler - Part I - Terri Schiavo's Life and Death Join our email list Check out Theresa's video... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:39 PM

Bloggers' Best for Terri Schiavo: Anniversary Edition, pt. 1

One year ago yesterday, Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was removed and she began an almost two week journey toward death brought on by dehydration. A year later, we remember her by remembering the issues that her life and death brought... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:38 PM

My Experience Walking in Terri's Shoes and Fighting for her Life

Several years ago, when The Terri Schiavo Foundation was looking for individuals who had gone through similar experiences as Terri, I wrote to them. In 1996 I suffered a severe asthma attack, lapsed into a coma for three months and... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:23 PM

My daughter was severely brain-injured

Cathy, one of our readers, shared the following testimony of love and life:My daughter was severely brain-injured at the age of 9. We were told she was in a PVS and that I should put her in a home and... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:21 AM

March 18, 2006

Starvation - A Painless Death?

Remembering Terri: her feeding tube was removed one year ago today. In his book, Wesley J. Smith describes the intense suffering imposed on those being starved to death. [source: Newsmax, Sept. 23, 2003] "Proponents of dehydration contend that deaths by... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:50 PM | Comments (1)

BlogsforTerri Remembers Terri Schiavo

Dear Friends, One year ago we fought together on behalf of Terri Schiavo at BlogsforTerri as a loose coalition of independent bloggers, commenters and readers. Despite our protests, we watched with sadness and alarm as Terri’s food and water were... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:41 PM | Comments (3)

Faithmouse - one year ago

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Posted by tim at 10:55 PM

Quick Links

Blogburst in memory of Terri Schiavo (more here) Bloggers Best for Terri Schiavo (entries due today) Should Have Been So Simple Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation New Book! A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo Bobby Schindler - Part... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:42 PM | Comments (2)

Terri Schiavo sentenced to slow, painful death

Remembering Terri: her feeding tube was removed one year ago today. One year ago American Life League's Judie Brown wrote: What is happening to Terri Schiavo right now is truly a tragedy. Despite what Judge George Greer, the lawyers and... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:00 PM

Misdiagnosing PVS

Remembering Terri: her feeding tube was removed one year ago today. I heard Shep Smith on Fox News say several times this afternoon that no one has ever emerged from a persistent vegetative state. There's a good reason for that.... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:44 PM

UPDATE: FROM: CHERYL FORD, NURSE SPOKESPERSON SCHINDLER FOUNDATION

TERRI'S FEEDING TUBE WAS REMOVED.... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:39 PM

Terri told what is happening

Federal representatives served subpoenas on the Hospice house earlier today, citing intent to have Terri Schiavo appear before Congress on March 28, 2005. Judge Greer ordered that the subpoenas would be entertained and that Terri's feeding tube would be IMMEDIATELY... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:36 PM

Terri Schiavo's Tube was Removed

We reported one year ago:Jodie Centonze, according to Bay News 9, informed the media that Terri's tube has been removed. Centonze is Michael Schiavo's fiancé. The Schindler family was forced to leave when this took place. According to Michael's fiancé,... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:05 PM

Order to Remove her Tube

Just minutes ago, the order to remove Terri's feeding tube has BEEN REINSTATED. - one year ago... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:47 PM

A Year Later---The World Remembers Terri Schindler-Schiavo

A year ago today, at 1 p.m. March 18, 2005, the long, painful and barbaric process of the court-ordered execution by starvation of Terri Schindler-Schiavo began when her estranged husband Michael Schiavo removed her feeding tube which provided her nutrition... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:44 PM

Joint Statement of Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

WASHINGTON, March 17 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay today released the following statement: "It's unconscionable that Senate Democrats led by Senators Harry Reid and Ron Wyden would not allow... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:35 AM

Should Have Been So Simple

Terri Schindler-Schiavo Blogburst 2006 Day One: Crystal Clear the care for Terri Schindler-Schiavo should have been very simple. Effective and Efficient: Her Mother, her Father, her Sister,  and her Brother all wanted to care for her and love her. Direct-Nothing... [more]

Posted by crystal at 3:19 AM | Comments (5)

Last Ditch Effort to Save Terri

In a last-ditch effort to save Terri Schiavo's life, a House committee planned to issue subpoenas Friday to stop doctors from removing the severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube. ... one year ago.... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:34 AM

March 17, 2006

Blogburst in Memory of Terri Schiavo

Update: The time has been modified to keep this message on top. On March 31, 2005, Terri Schindler Schiavo died of marked dehydration following more than 13 days without nutrition or hydration under the order of Circuit Court Judge, George... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:42 PM | Comments (39)

Statement by the President One Year Ago

March 17, 2005 The case of Terri Schiavo raises complex issues. Yet in instances like this one, where there are serious questions and substantial doubts, our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life.... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:32 PM

Florida House Bill Heads to Senate

One year ago: House Bill 701 has Passed on a 78-37 vote and now heads to Florida's Senate. We will let you know what we hear as soon as we hear. Hang in there.... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:30 PM

And Death Shall Have No Dominion

Michelle Malkin is a leading advocate for life, often speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves and supporting the weak and the helpless. Today she draws attention to the memory of Terri Schiavo's life and death through the... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:44 PM

Blogburst Update

Our Blogburst in memory of Terri Schiavo is well underway. Check out these links from the Terri Schiavo aggregator: Part I - Terri Schiavo's Life and Death ProLifeBlogs Mar 17, 2006, 2:25 pm ~ Blogburst in Memory of Terri Schiavo... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:17 PM

On the Torturing of Terri Schiavo

- A very good article by Andrew C. McCarthy on National Review Online A few months back, I wrote an article for Commentary arguing that we ought to reconsider our anti-torture laws. The argument wasn't novel. It echoed contentions that... [more]

Posted by tim at 9:29 AM

March 16, 2006

Bobby Schindler - Part I - Terri Schiavo's Life and Death

Last year Arizona Right to Life sponsored an evening with Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, who is now working full-time for the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation. The Phoenix event drew hundreds of people and included an introduction by Fr. Frank... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:28 PM | Comments (2)

U.S. House OKs Schiavo Bill

On this day last year: The House passed legislation late Wednesday intended to delay the removal of the feeding tube keeping alive a brain-damaged woman whose husband has been given permission by a state court to allow her to die.... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:26 PM

Michael, is Starvation Really Painless?

One year ago Michael Schiavo and his attorney, George Felos, appeared on Nightline to discuss their bid to withhold nourishment and hydration from Terri Schiavo for the purpose of ending her life. Michael's statements included the following assertionsTerry will not... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:13 PM

Bloggers' Best for Terri Schiavo

This Saturday, March 18th, is the anniversary of the day Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was removed. She died thirteen days later, on March 31st. The public airing of Terri's situation caused us to consider and debate profound issues of life... [more]

Posted by dory at 8:37 PM | Comments (7)

DCF DECLINED TO TAKE ACTION

We have received information tonight from the Schindlers that the Department of Children and Families has decided that there is insufficient evidence of abuse to proceed. One year ago... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:24 PM

Updated BlogsforTerri Email List

Please sign-up here. Related: Blogburst in Memory of Terri Schiavo... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:07 PM

One year ago... TERRI SCHIAVO'S NURSE SPEAKS OUT

CARLA SAUER IYER, R.N., who being first duly sworn, deposes and says: 1. My name is Carla Sauer Iyer. I am over the age of eighteen and make this statement of my own personal knowledge. 2. I am a registered... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:18 PM | Comments (1)

Tribute to the Schindlers

Theresa May de Vera entered a hospital "clinically dead" after a severing asthma attack. Despite recommendations by doctors to "pull the plug", her parents didn't give up and she recovered and went on to study Theology in graduate school. Theresa... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:41 PM

GOP bill to save life of Schiavo

One year ago .... Republican leaders in the Senate prepared to move legislation to give federal courts jurisdiction over the life of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman on life support whose feeding tubes are to be removed Friday at her... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:17 PM

Why the Rush to Kill Terri Schindler-Schiavo?

Remembering one year ago: - Donald B. Hawthorne at Anchor Rising An American citizen, Terri Schindler-Schiavo, is scheduled to be starved to death starting this Friday, March 18, by the order of an American judge. I am deeply saddened that... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:46 AM | Comments (1)

Starving for a Fair Diagnosis

One year ago:And, quite apart from the question of Terri's therapy and care, it is entirely likely that Terri has never been properly diagnosed. Terri is usually described as being in a Persistent Vegetative State (PVS), and indeed Judge Greer... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:10 AM

She was Clinically Dead

Theresa writes:I was 19 when I suffered a severe asthma attack, and entered the hospital "clinically dead". I was anoxic for 7 minutes and lapsed into a coma for 3 months. Doctors were urging my parents to pull the plug... [more]

Posted by tim at 9:48 AM

Incomprehensible Rules of the Parallel World

"I felt I was living in a parallel world, where a different language -- legalese -- spoke a set of incomprehensible rules," Mrs. Schiavo's mother, Mary Schindler, says in "A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo -- A... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:10 AM

My Husband Recovered

From time to time we've received testimonials from readers who identified with the Schindler family and watched with great saddness as their daughter was lost. We appreciate the following letter from Caryn:As the sole caregiver for my brain damaged spouse... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:03 AM

March 15, 2006

Link Round-Up - March 15, 2006

British Baby Given a Chance at Life And Rightly So! Mar 15, 2006, 6:40 pm Ephesus Project Update Life & Liberty Ministries Mar 9, 2006, 12:05 pmJoin in the Blogburst In Memory of Terri Schiavo Catholic Fire Mar 15, 2006,... [more]

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Was the Schindler's Book Fairly Reported?

Commentary or news report - you decide: Book Details Agony of Schiavo Family... [more]

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The Will To Live Project

From TerrisFight: Protects your own life and the lives of your family members when you cannot speak for yourselves: Names someone you trust to safeguard your life when you cannot speak for yourself as your "health care agent" Names backup... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:28 PM

Remembering: Congress makes last-minute try to save Terri Schiavo

One year ago: A group of House and Senate Republicans are working hard to approve a new law as soon as possible that would provide one last shot at federal court review for Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman whose... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:39 PM

Minnesota Committee Approves Measure Helping Patients Like Terri Schiavo

Minnesota legislators have approved a measure backed by pro-life groups that would make sure patients like Terri Schiavo are not denied food and water that could lead to their death. The bill they approved would allow patients to continue receiving... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:25 PM

Remember

Blogburst in Memory of Terri Schiavo... [more]

Posted by tim at 2:09 PM

Terri's Day Celebrates the Culture of Life

Bob Schindler, father of Terri Schiavo, has joined Kevin Fobbs, President of the National Urban Policy Action Council (NuPac) and host of "The Kevin Fobbs Show" on News Talk 1400 WDTK in Detroit, Michigan, to announce the launch of a... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:16 AM

Fr. Pavone: Justice O'Connor Gravely Mistaken

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, in a recent speech at Georgetown University, criticized the efforts of lawmakers last year to save the life of Terri Schiavo, and complained about harsh criticism of the courts. She even suggested the... [more]

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What I Have Learned In 15 Years

Tom McMahon writes: It was 15 years ago today that our 8-year-old son Ryan suffered a severe brain injury that left him unable to walk or talk or feed himself. He was in the hospital (in two hospitals, actually) for... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:37 AM

The Long Farewell of a Hunger Strike

One year ago Pamela Hennessy wrote about the death via starvation that awaits Terri Schiavo later this week if government officials do not intervene on her behalf.I've been wanting to lose some weight and I suppose now's as good a... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:01 AM

March 14, 2006

Link Round-Up - March 14, 2006

Pamela Hennessy Launches ForEthics BlogsforTerri Mar 14, 2006, 10:51 pmOne Year Ago Today BlogsforTerri Mar 14, 2006, 10:58 pmPartnership for Medical Ethics Reform ProLifeBlogs Mar 14, 2006, 10:55 pmSandra Day O'Connor Decries Pro-Life Advocates as Edging America Towards Dictatorship Vital... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:38 PM

One Year Ago Today

We quoted World Net Daily: If Terri's feeding tube is removed and she dies, it will be a permanent stain on the honor of this country and our system of law. It is a fact that we deliberately, legally, kill... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:58 PM

Pamela Hennessy Launches ForEthics

The former volunteer media coordinator, spokesperson and webmistress of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation has -- along with a number of volunteers -- launched an online effort (forethics.com) intended to provide public education in the matters of patients' rights. Pamela Hennessy,... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:51 PM

March 13, 2006

New Book! A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo

Terri's parents, brother, and sister speak out--for Terri and themselves. A LIFE THAT MATTERS may well change every assumption you have about Terri's too-brief life and and prolonged, agonizing death. Here the people who loved her and knew her best... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:47 AM

March 10, 2006

The Party of Death: The Assault on the Sanctity of Life

Recently one of the editors from Regnery Publishing kindly sent me an excerpt from the upcoming book, The Party of Death, by Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review. The book's title refers to the Democratic party as the "party of death"... [more]

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Terri's Brother to Speak at Life Conference

The Fourth International Conference Life and the Family, being held in Dublin, Ireland, is now just two weeks away. Amazing speakers have all confirmed their attendance and are looking forward to this exciting opportunity to meet supporters of life and... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:53 AM

March 3, 2006

TERRI'S DAY - A Celebration of the Culture of Life

This is important:It began in Michigan, and it swept across the nation like a mask of death -- a plague that would soon engulf America -- that far too many Americans began to legitimize and even to become unyielding advocates... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:55 PM

Haleigh Poutre Update

Gov. Mitt Romney's investigation:Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday granted a two-week extension to a commission he appointed and originally gave 30 days to investigate how the state handled the case of an 11-year-old Westfield girl allegedly beaten into a coma... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:50 PM

Bobby Schindler in Maryland

The Maryland Candlelight March for Life is proud to announce that Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schindler-Schiavo, will represent the Schindler family at Monday's event. Terri's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, were also scheduled to attend, but cannot due to... [more]

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