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May 30, 2006

Terri's Day and nation's independence protects life culture

America's Culture of Life is truly the legacy of one woman whose death forever changed our nation because of actions that were not in her hands but in those of her husband and his lawyers. Yet for millions of Americans... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:18 AM

May 25, 2006

The Consequences of Legalized Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights has scheduled a hearing on "The Consequences of Legalized Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia" for Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 226 of... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:48 PM

May 24, 2006

Important News: Drug 'Reverses' Vegetative State

The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation Center for Health Care Ethics Calls For a Moratorium of Ordinary Care Removal From Persons Diagnosed in a Persistent Vegetative State ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, May 24 -- Following reports that the drug Zolpidem can temporarily... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:23 PM

Starving the Uninsured in Texas

Unfortunately, Texas hospitals continue to exploit futile care laws to forcibly remove care from their patients. Yesterday, we received the following alarming email from Texas Right to Life's Elizabeth Graham:We have two new cases this week: one is a pediatric... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:06 PM | Comments (1)

A Disaster Waiting to Happen

New Hampshire's legislature is considering a bill to address end-of-life care that includes language that may give hospital ethics committees the legal right to withdraw care from a patient. Pamela Hennessy comments:Hospital ethics committees are not groups of doctors who... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:05 AM

End the Madness: PVS is reversible or misdiagnosed

Standards for diagnosis of persistent vegetative state (PVS) have not been widely accepted by the medical community. Yet this designation is used in practice to motivate the withdrawal of care and death of patients through-out the world. Terri Schiavo was... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:04 AM | Comments (2)

Chuck Colson: Right on Michael but Wrong on Terri Schiavo

Chuck Colson gets it right in his commentary about the worldview represented in Michael Schiavo's book:Joking aside, Michael Schiavo's world is a dangerous and scary place, a place where the "survival of the fittest" is taken to a whole new... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:03 AM | Comments (3)

May 23, 2006

Study Finds Docs Who Assist Suicides Suffer "Substantial" Psychological Effects

PORTLAND, May 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new study shows that the psychological effects of "helping patients to die" can be severe for doctors participating in euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (PAS). The report by the group Physicians for Compassionate... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:43 PM

May 19, 2006

Her Feeding Tube was Pulled Last Friday

Kelly Meyer, 44, suffered strokes on both sides of her brain. According to a friend, she is responsive, sequeezes hands and blinks in response to questions. Her feeding tube was pulled last Friday. I spoke briefly with Missouri Right to... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:44 AM | Comments (4)

May 17, 2006

Help Yenlang Vo

Visit the North Country Gazette for a detailed update. Please do take the time to read about the desperate situation involving Yenlang Vo and consider publicizing her case. St. David's North Austin Medical Center in Austin informed Mrs. Vo's family... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:12 AM

Terri Shiavo's Room was Thick with Prayers and Thoughts of Supporters

"Terri Schiavo Would not Have Been Killed Unless Millions of Unborn Had Been Killed First" By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, May 15, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Priests for Life Director Fr. Frank Pavone gave a moving address at the annual Rose Dinner... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:09 AM

May 15, 2006

Adding Insult to Death

Just when you thought you'd heard it all, along comes Florida's Judge George W. Greer---adding insult to death.... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:03 PM

Yenlang Vo - A Letter from Andrea Clark's Sister

Yenlang Vo is a hospital patient who, like Andrea Clark (more here), has been designated by her doctors for passive euthanasia under Texas' futile care statute. While a patient of St. David's North Austin Medical Center in Austin, her condition... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:54 PM

Schiavo Judge Continues Speaking Tour

The Schindler family sought an impartial judge, one that would stand up for their daughter's right to life. Instead the case was presided over by George Greer, a Circuit Court Judge who ordered Terri's death by dehydration and continues to... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:45 PM

May 14, 2006

Family Fights for Son's Life

A battle for the life of a fourteen year-old boy:The family of a 14-year-old who was shot in the neck has received a restraining order preventing the University of Kansas Hospital from taking the boy off of life support. Michael... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:15 AM | Comments (3)

May 12, 2006

A Pre-Holocaust Mentality

Bobby Schindler spoke to a crows of nearly 800 at a Massachusetts Citizens for Life, emphazising the reality of a cultureal war over right-to-life issues. "It's a pre-Holocaust mentality," Schindler was quoted by the Republican as stating. "Based on someone's... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:26 AM

May 10, 2006

Disability Coalition Opposes UK Assisted Suicide Bill

Not Dead Yet UK (NDYUK) launches on May 12th, 2006, when members of the group, some of whom have terminal illnesses, will be explaining their objections to the proposed legalization of assisted suicide. The "Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:24 PM

May 8, 2006

Andrea Clark Has Passed Away

We received the sad news from her sister this evening:Andrea passed away peacefully a little before 3pm today, with her family and her friends at her bedside. We love her so very much and we are going to miss her... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:40 AM | Comments (3)

Schindlers still don't know what happened to Terri

FirstCoastNews:Mary and Robert Schindler wants the world to know their daughter's story --the story of a woman who they say wasn't given a chance to speak. "We still don't know what happened to our daughter," said Robert Schindler, Terri Shiavo's... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:38 AM

May 3, 2006

Bobby Schindler Blasts Schiavo Judge George Greer

The surviving family of Terri Schiavo rallied Monday at the University of Pennsylvania's Biomedical Research Building to opposen Judge George Greer's participation in a pro-euthanasia symposium titled: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo: Why is it so hard to die in... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:54 PM | Comments (1)

The Law Failed but the Public Outcry Prevailed

Two patients in different Texas hospitals are alive today because of the protest raised by the public following their doctor's decision to discontinue medical treatment, this according to their attorney.  Andrea Clark's fragile health is improving and she has been... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:17 AM

May 2, 2006

Terri Schiavo's Judge Blasts Lawmakers at Ethics Conference

Judge Greer discloses his predisposition:Philadelphia, PA (LifeNews.com) -- The local judge responsible for authorizing Terri Schiavo's painful 13-day starvation and dehydration death bashed Florida lawmakers at a bioethics conference for passing a law that allowed Governor Jeb Bush to step... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:37 PM

Disability Advocates: Texas 'Futile Care' Law Should Be Euthanized

The publicity surrounding the struggle to save the life of Andrea Clark - sentenced to die under Texas' "Futile Care" Statute - has brought attention once again to little-known hospital policies regarding so-called "futility." There is also a second case... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:17 PM | Comments (5)

Andrea Clark Safe at Last

Sunday was the day Andrea Clark's hospital originally said they would end her life sustaining medical treatment. As a result of the efforts of her family and friends, Andrea's sister sent us the following email today:How am I doing? I... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:58 PM

May 1, 2006

Schindlers Stand up for the Weak

The family of Terri Schiavo has lent its voice to the rising call for reform in the ways Massachusetts handles its end-of-life cases. In a recent letter to Gov. W. Mitt Romney, family members cite the case of 12-year-old Haleigh... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:33 PM

Michael Schiavo Attacks Pro-Life Advocates

LifeNews reports that Michael Schiavo told a bioethics conference at the University of Pennsylvania that he should have pressed for his former wife Terri's euthanasia death sooner than he did. He also attacked pro-life advocates who he says have constantly... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:14 PM