Legislative Action Items Archives

May 3, 2006

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

April 13, 2006

Colorado Rejects a Day to Remember Terri

A Colorado legislative panel has rejected an idea to create an official date to remember the painful euthanasia death Terri Schiavo suffered. Supporters said the date would be a good way to honor her memory and point out the need... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:36 PM

March 28, 2006

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

March 22, 2006

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

March 15, 2006

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

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

May 17, 2005

Progress in Louisiana

House committee OKs bill to restrict removal of feeding tubes (House Bill 675) A House committee approved a bill Monday that would restrict families' ability to remove a feeding tube from a terminal patient, despite objections that the measure would... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:50 AM | Comments (4)

April 26, 2005

"I Came into Nursing To Save Life, Not To End It"

From the pages of Life Matters! . . . Nursing leaders in Great Britain have refused to support any change in the law that would legalize euthanasia, despite calls by a number of nurses, Nigel Hawkes reports in today's issue... [more]

Posted by earl at 9:41 AM

April 14, 2005

DeLay seeks congressional review of Schiavo case

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who denounced judges involved in the court battle over Terri Schiavo, said on Wednesday he has requested a congressional review of the brain-damaged woman's "right-to-die" case. The House Judiciary Committee could seek... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:00 AM | Comments (7)

April 12, 2005

Lawmaker proposes bill in response to Schiavo death

North Carolina Rep. Doug Vinson steps up to the plate. He has filed a new bill in the state House called the "North Carolina Disabled Persons Protection Act" that would require doctors to give food and water to disabled patients... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:56 AM | Comments (2)

April 4, 2005

Tom Delay Butchered in Polls

SOURCE - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's footing among his constituents has slipped drastically during the past year, and a majority of his district disapproves of how he handled the Terri Schiavo case, according to a Houston Chronicle poll.... [more]

Posted by Ian at 7:40 PM | Comments (19)

March 28, 2005

Subpeonas for the Congressional Hearings

Thanks to reader JoMarley for the following Action Items: Contact the following to re-issue the subpeonas for the Congressional hearings. Rep Tom Delay(TX) 202-225-3725 202 225-5951 Sen Bill Fist 202-224-3344 Rep Dennis Hastert (ILL) 202-225-2976 Rep Mike Fitzpatrick (PA) 202-225-4276... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:15 PM | Comments (13)

March 23, 2005

Florida Senate Rejects Bill To Save Terri

Breaking: The Florida Senate has rejected the bill that could save Terri Schiavo's life, according to FOX News. Additionally, the 11th District has turned down the Schindler's motion. Call, email, shout, smoke signals, whatever it takes - contact the Governor... [more]

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Florida Legislature is Able to Help Terri - Action Requested (Updated with emails)

Florida’s House and Senate are considering a dehydration and starvation protection act that would require stronger evidence of informed consent prior to removing assisted food and fluids from an incapacitated patient.

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Posted by tim at 12:40 PM | Comments (34) | TrackBack (7)

March 21, 2005

Florida Legislature is Still Able to Help (Update ACTION REQUESTED)

Hugh Hewitt writes that the Florida legislature still has an opportunity to come to the aid of Terri Schiavo:A relief bill was blocked by the state Senate, and at least six Republicans voted against it. Here's a link with the... [more]

Posted by tim at 9:08 PM | Comments (88) | TrackBack (7)

Terri's Bill Passed

At 12:32 this morning .... here is the roll call. (update: the text of the bill can be found here) The Miami Herald Reports,President Bush stood ready at the White House, lawyers stood ready at a Florida courthouse and nurses... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:46 AM | Comments (7) | TrackBack (3)

March 20, 2005

URGENT ACTION: Congressman Jim Davis(FL) and Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz(FL) Need Convincing

Let them know that should they fail to support Terri, we will ensure that their careers in Congress of the United States is over! Let them know that BlogsforTerri and the hundreds of bloggers and their hundreds of thousands of readers that support her will target them to be replaced.

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Posted by richard at 4:28 PM | Comments (8) | TrackBack (2)

Terri's Bill Passed

At 12.46 this morning .... here is the roll call.... [more]

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March 19, 2005

Congressional Compromise Bill Announced

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has announced a House and Senate compromise bill that will insure Terri Schiavo an appeal in the Federal Courts. The Senate will meet this evening and the House will meet on Sunday.... [more]

Posted by dory at 3:31 PM | Comments (23) | TrackBack (2)

Senate/House Leadership Urged to Pass 'Terri Schiavo's Law' on Monday

Christian Coalition of America on March 18 urged the House and Senate leadership to pass the "Terri Schiavo Law" on Monday, whether it be the House bill passed unanimously or the Senate bill also passed unanimously. Christian Coalition commends the... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:33 AM | Comments (37) | TrackBack (0)

March 18, 2005

Subpoenas on Their Way!

Fox News is reporting that House Government Reform Committee lawyers are on their way to Florida to deliver subpoenas to Michael Schiavo, to the Schindlers, (Terri's parents), and to two doctors and the hospice administrator where she now lives. The... [more]

Posted by dory at 11:21 AM | Comments (10) | TrackBack (7)

Florida Senators: Change Your Vote and Save Terri (Updated)

Update: This is the approved message and target list to release the full force of the grass roots.  Senators that are too far gone to bother with are not included. All these Senators voted NO and are able to be... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:42 AM | Comments (14) | TrackBack (7)

House Committee to issue subpoenas to keep Terry Schiavo alive

USAToday - In a last-ditch effort to save Terri Schiavo's life, a House committee plans to issue subpoenas Friday to stop doctors from removing the severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube. The extraordinary legislative maneuver comes after the House and Senate... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:58 AM | Comments (5) | TrackBack (4)

March 17, 2005

URGENT - CALL SENATOR HARRY REID - NOW!

URGENT YOU CALL THIS SENATORS TELEPHONE OFF THE WALL AND DO IT NOW!

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Posted by richard at 1:34 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Legislative Update on HB 701 (Updated)

House Bill 701 has Passed on a 78-37 vote and now heads to Florida's Senate.

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Posted by richard at 1:20 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Concerned Women for America Urges Action

Concerned Women for America (CWA) urged the Senate to take immediate action to save the life of Terri Schiavo, whose feeding tube is scheduled for removal tomorrow. In a heroic effort last night, the House passed the Protection of Incapacitated... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:27 AM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

Contact information for "Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act"

The following link will allow you to contact your Senator to encourage him/her to give favorable consideration to the Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act.

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Posted by richard at 6:56 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (1)

March 16, 2005

U.S. House OKs Schiavo Bill

Good news from the Associated Press: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 11:14 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (1)

Sensenbrenner/Weldon Legislation Introduced Today to Protect Terri Schiavo--Full House to Consider Today or Thursday

House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.) and Rep. Dave Weldon (R-Fla.) today sponsored legislation to protect Terri Schiavo from starving to death by allowing her to have a federal court consider her case anew, unrestricted by the... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:09 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act Needs Action

The "court-ordered homicide" of Terri Schiavo by Florida's Sixth Circuit Judge George Greer, is scheduled to commence this Friday, March 18, and is being lobbied to Congress by the Justice Coalition to be stopped. According to the Justice Coalition, time... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:54 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

March 15, 2005

House Bill 701 Passed Through Committee

House Bill 701 passed through committee this morning and is scheduled to be heard on the floor Thursday. I'm not certain what time, but Thursday looks like the day. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:42 AM | TrackBack (0)

Legislative update - Florida - House Bill 523

Tomorrow, March 16, 2005, the House Judiciary Committee will hear House Bill 523, titled "An act relating to evidence; repealing s. 90.602, F.S.".

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Posted by richard at 7:33 AM | TrackBack (1)

March 14, 2005

Terri Schiavo Flordia Legislation Update

House Bill 701 has passed through the House Judiciary Committee and goes to the Health and Families Counsel tomorrow morning at 9.30 am. Today's vote was 9-2. Tallahassee Sun Sentinel -- Lawmakers proposed a measure Monday that would block doctors... [more]

Posted by tim at 3:38 PM | TrackBack (3)

Federal Lawmakers Can Protect Terri Schiavo

Amy Fagan of the Washington Times reports the latest regarding the federal bill aimed at protecting Terri Schiavo:... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:25 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (3)

Federal Bill to Aid Terri Schiavo

Urgently ask your U.S. Senators and Representative to support the "Federal Terri’s Law", the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act, to extend federal habeas corpus rights to incapacitated patients, such as Terri Schiavo. "Congress can act to ensure a federal court... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:06 AM | TrackBack (2)

March 13, 2005

Senate Bill 2128

Senate Bill 2128 is the companion to House Bill 701, "An act relating to the withholding or withdrawal of nutrition or hydration from incompetent persons". I follow now with contact details for Florida's Senate:... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:51 PM | TrackBack (1)

House Bill 701

House Bill 701, titled "An act relating to the withholding or withdrawal of nutrition or hydration from incompetent persons" is scheduled to be heard in two committees this week. They are the House Judiciary Committee and the Health & Families... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:45 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (1)

March 10, 2005

Will Pride be the Fall of Judge Greer?

It was amazing, but today Judge Greer rules that the Florida DCF is not allowed to do its job and investigate the Terri Schiavo matter. He further ruled, against the law, that Terri Schiavo also cannot be fed through natural... [more]

Posted by john at 8:21 PM | Comments (5) | TrackBack (5)

March 9, 2005

Rep. Weldon on DaySide with Linda Vester

Florida congressman and medical doctor, Representative Dave Weldon (R), appeared on DaySide with Linda Vester this afternoon to explain his Incapacitated Persons' Life Protection Act, which you can read more about here. In just a few short moments Rep. Weldon... [more]

Posted by dory at 1:18 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (1)

March 7, 2005

Remember HB701

Tomorrow (March 8) begins the Florida Legislative Session where bill HB 701 is expected to come up quite quickly. This bill asserts that all disabled patients who can not speak for themselves do not want to be starved to death... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:31 PM | TrackBack (2)

March 4, 2005

Saving Terri Schiavo: The Florida Legislature can get it right this time

That initial erroneous decision by Greer five years ago has had a snowball effect that has tainted all subsequent judicial proceedings.

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Posted by richard at 9:23 AM | TrackBack (0)

March 3, 2005

Congress, Save Terri Schindler-Schiavo!

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) is calling on Congress to enact a bill to be introduced by Representative Dave Weldon, M.D. (R-Fl-15) that would give the Schindler family access to a federal court to argue for the life... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:05 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (2)

Congress May Step in on Terri Schiavo Case

Congressman David Weldon (R-FL), a medical doctor, plans to introduce legislation titled the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act (Terri's Law), which will hopefully help save Terri Schiavo's life. The legislation would give Terri and others in similar situations the same... [more]

Posted by tim at 4:52 PM | TrackBack (0)

March 1, 2005

Florida HB 701 Email Support Needed

HB701 is a a more generalized bill that alters Florida law to create a general presumption for nutrition and hydration for those who cannot speak for themselves. This bill would not face the challenge of the separation of powers doctrine.

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Posted by tim at 12:10 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (1)

February 21, 2005

E-Mail Addresses for Florida House Members

I'm trying to create a spreadsheet like this which is for the Florida Senate. The Florida House website does not have e-mail addresses of it's members... if you have them, or know how to get them, please leave a comment... [more]

Posted by john at 1:03 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

February 18, 2005

Legislative call to action that affects Terri Schiavo

Call to all BlogsforTerri and those blogging for Terri. Urgent that all Florida residents know about HB 701. The document can be downloaded here. This is one of the bills that can help Terri. Get the word passed around to everyone in Fl.

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