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September 30, 2006

Terri Schiavo's brother, "nation lost compassion"

On Thursday, Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo's younger brother, spoke about his sister in Michigan. "Unfortunately, the laws now err on the side of killing rather than protecting the disabled," Bobby Schindler said after a broad indictment of many of the... [more]

Posted by Mary at 8:31 AM

Republican Lauds Support of Euthanasia Advocate

Congressional candidate Jack E. Robinson announced this week he had picked up the support of right-to-die advocate Michael Schiavo in his campaign to unseat Rep. Steve Lynch. Is Robinson really that desperate?... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:29 AM

Peroutka and the Schindler family announcement

I'm not sure what this is all about but I'm interested: This Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at 2 p.m., Stephen G. Peroutka, chairman of the National Pro-Life Action Center (NPLAC), will be joined by the family of Terri Schiavo at... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:27 AM

September 25, 2006

Doctor Charged in Katrina Deaths Denies Committing Murder, Euthanasia

Comfort care, homicide or euthanasia? The accused doctor in this case denies wrong doing and implies that euthanasia is immoral, stating, "I don't think that it's anyone's decision to make when a patient dies". LifeSite has the story: NEW ORLEANS,... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:30 PM | Comments (1)

Florida Catholic Bishops Argue Life Over Death, Once Again

The North Country Gazette published a stinging commentary regarding the inaction of the Florida Catholic Bishops to help save the life of Terri Schiavo. A recent statement by the Florida Catholic Conference asked Governor Jeb Bush to save death row... [more]

Posted by Mary at 9:38 AM

The Execution of an Innocent

Carrie Hutchins wrote a commentary on the media bias against Terri Schiavo. I still remember writing to an editor and asking her to make some corrections to an editorial she had written on Terri Schiavo. Though I had actual proof... [more]

Posted by Mary at 9:14 AM

September 22, 2006

What did Terri know?

On March 18, 2005, when the feeding tube was removed from Terri Schiavo after years of legal wrangling prompted by her husband's desire to end her tragic life, what did Terri know? How aware was she that the clock had... [more]

Posted by Mary at 8:15 AM

September 21, 2006

Terri Schiavo's brother responds to misguided op-ed

Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo's younger brother, responded to a op-ed by Ellen Goodman "Playing Vegetative Mind Games." Goodman horribly distorts the new findings regarding patients in PVS, and gleefully points out that Terri would never have benefited from the tests.... [more]

Posted by Mary at 12:12 PM

September 20, 2006

Euthanasia Movement Fears Religious Right

Toronto hosted the annual euthanasia conference, "Challenge in Choice," Sept 7-10. Advocates of euthansia such as George Felos, attorney for Michael Schiavo, and Jon Eisenberg, attorney and author of the book, "Using Terri," spoke against the "religious right," especially the... [more]

Posted by Mary at 9:10 PM | Comments (1)

September 19, 2006

Should people have the right to end their lives?

Pamela Hennessy, founder of The Partership for Medical Ethics Reform, responded to a recent commentary by Australian ethicist Leslie Cannold. Cannold is a passionate supporter of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Ms. Hennessy wrote: I read Leslie Cannold's recent editorial, "Legal... [more]

Posted by Mary at 7:17 PM

September 18, 2006

Who gets to make decision on end of life?

The Chicago Tribune published a report on the Texas futile care law:"If it had been up to her doctors, the Houston hospital where she was treated and the laws of the state of Texas, Kalilah Roberson-Reese would be dead by... [more]

Posted by Mary at 8:06 AM

September 15, 2006

Does Consciousness Matter?

We were told ad nauseam that Terri Schiavo lacked consciousness, that she died years earlier and what was left was only a shell of a woman once alive. Medical experts asserted she was devoid of consciousness. Now, when researchers report... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:41 PM

September 14, 2006

Why is Terri Schiavo always the exception?

The recent case of a woman, diagnosed as being in a "vegetative state", and yet conscious and able to "play tennis in her head", reveals that experts can be wrong and that there is a lot that that even the... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:15 PM | Comments (2)

All she wanted were a few tests ... and to care for her daughter

She had a connection with her daughter few understood but for those who viewed Mary Schindler interacting with Terri Schiavo the obvious was an "emotional dagger to the heart." Pamela Hennessy writes a griping article about one mother's love for... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:55 PM | Comments (2)

Protest Called Against Euthanasia Extremist

A group of pro-life individuals and disability proponents plan to protest a Dr. Peter Singer speaking event tonight at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. According to group organizer Pamela Hennessy (ForEthics):Singer promotes euthanisation and infanticide of disabled and ailing... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:00 PM

Medical Examiner's Schiavo Report Deficient

In his new book, David Gibbs, attorney for Terri Schiavo's parents, says the medical examiner's report left many questions unanswered. Gibbs spoke to the Baptist Witness in this interview about the media's false statements regarding the autopsy report. Gibbs points... [more]

Posted by Mary at 7:23 AM | Comments (1)

September 13, 2006

Petition to Gov. Jeb Bush Requesting Special Prosecutor re: Judge Greer

Terri supporters are urged to sign the petition to Gov. Jeb Bush requesting that he appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the 2004 election campaign of Judge George Greer. Click on the following link for the Petition to Gov. Jeb... [more]

Posted by Mary at 12:31 PM

September 12, 2006

More Recent PVS Discoveries

"We have always been told there is no recovery from persistent vegetative state - doctors can only make a sufferer's last days as painless as possible. But is that really the truth? Across three continents, severely brain-damaged patients are awake... [more]

Posted by Mary at 2:25 PM

Judge Greer Denied Terri Same Test as British PVS Patient

Judge George Greer repeatedly denied Terri the same test that recently showed cognition and awareness in a female PVS patient in Britian. In March 2005, Terri's parents submitted an order to Judge Greer which stated " that there is a... [more]

Posted by Mary at 12:22 PM

September 11, 2006

Why was Terri Schiavo Never Allowed Tests?

Pamela Hennessy writes a stirring commentary, "Goodbye, Beloved" about the recent development which shows that PVS patients are aware, as Terri Schiavo was. But Terri's parents were labeled "religious fanatics" and "delusional" because they tried to tell the courts and... [more]

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

September 10, 2006

Hiding their Agenda

The language suicide advocates use is truly good marketing. Heavy sale, if you will. We know what they're after, but they color things with 'kind' and 'compassionate' schmuck. We need to find the appropriate and true words to call out... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:56 AM

Ridiculous Contradictions

The recent case of a woman, diagnosed as being in a "vegetative state", and yet conscious and able to "play tennis in her head", reveals that experts can be wrong and that there is a lot that that even the... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:21 AM

September 9, 2006

Media and Scientists Said 'Vegetative Brain Shows Surprising Activity' - Yet Court Refused Tests for Terri Schiavo

Terri Schiavo's parents respond to scientists discovery that PVS patients show brain activity. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- Newspapers and wire services today reported, 'Vegetative' Woman's Brain Shows Surprising Activity -- Tests Indicate Awareness, Imagination. "According to... [more]

Posted by Mary at 7:08 AM

September 8, 2006

'I felt trapped inside my body'

BBC News published an article on a 36 year old woman, Kate Bainbridge, who was once diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state. Kate now communicates through a computer keyboard. Scientists have shown for the first time that a... [more]

Posted by Mary at 8:04 AM | Comments (1)

September 7, 2006

Vegetative yet Conscious?

Mary wrote about the the 23-year-old car-crash victim who had preserved conscious awareness despite her vegetative state:A car crash severely injured the woman's brain, leaving her in a vegetative state. But British scientists found startling signs of awareness when they... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:47 PM

"Vegetative" Patient May Have Awareness

Attorney and author, Wesley Smith, comments on the groundbreaking tests on patients diagnosed as being in a "persistent vegetative state." Sophisticated brain scans of a woman diagnosed to be in a persistent vegetative state has revealed startling levels of activity.... [more]

Posted by Mary at 6:31 PM

Groundbreaking Test Reveals Awareness in 'Vegetative' Woman

From the Washington Post. According to all the tests, the young woman was deep in a "vegetative state" -- completely unresponsive and unaware of her surroundings. But then a team of scientists decided to do an unprecedented experiment, employing the... [more]

Posted by Mary at 6:27 PM

Author of Terri Schiavo Book Calls the Ordeal: 'Moral Insanity'

David Gibbs, attorney for Terri Schinder-Schiavo's parents, was interviewed by Dr. James Dobson's Citizen Link.org: Q. The first and most obvious question is 'Why did you write this book?' A. When I originally met Bob Schindler and offered to help... [more]

Posted by Mary at 3:17 PM

September 6, 2006

Nebraska Voters Decide on Humane Care This November

From Focus on the Family The horrific circumstances surrounding Terri Schiavo's death exposed a problem in the law. When she succumbed to starvation and dehydration after 13 days, pro-lifers vowed to never let it happen again. Now Nebraskans will vote... [more]

Posted by Mary at 7:24 AM

September 5, 2006

Haleigh Poutre Making Progress

12 year old child abuse victim Haleigh Poutre is making progress. In the fall of 2005, Haleigh was hospitalized in Massachusetts from a severe beating from her step-father. Haleigh, who was in a coma, was declared "brain-dead" by the... [more]

Posted by Mary at 6:45 PM | Comments (1)

September 3, 2006

Pro life attorney Jerri Lynn Ward wrote a response to a "Dr. Linda" regarding her letter to World Net Daily in which she wrote, "Terri Schiavo had the cognition of a bag of lettuce." Ms. Ward wrote: I read the... [more]

Posted by Mary at 1:33 PM | Comments (2)