Skip to comments.Terri Schiavo gets another 48 hours
Posted on 02/23/2005 1:02:48 PM PST by Alissa
On the radio as breaking so far!
Please God let it be true.
Please keep us updated....thank you!
Won't the surgery section be closed at 5 p.m. on Fridays, when the tube will be removed?
Details please?? Someone, Anyone.
Mass murders on death row have gotten more breaks than her.
I was just thinking: if so many FL doctors were not as corrupt as their lawyers, then there would be no one willing to remove the tube.
Bump and ping
Heard anything about this yet?
Can someone help us control our hatred for George W. "Haman" Greer, who may yet get the JFK "Profile in Courage" award?
SEAN JUST CONFIRMED ANOTHER STAY. YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!
As long as her family pays to keep feeding her why would anyone object to keeping her alive?
Terri ping! If anyone would like to be added to or removed from my Terri ping list, please let me know by FReepmail!
Judge George Greer allowed for a stay of execution until Friday Afternoon, Feb 26
just ran across this, too:
TALLAHASSEE, FL- There is a surprising last minute filing in the Theresa Schindler-Schiavo case from an unexpected source.
The Florida Governor and other parties while they have not done everything to the publics satisfaction in regards to saving a disabled, purposely-denied-from-rehabilitation human life they have contributed somewhat and have introduced some delays which may prove useful in giving other parties enough time to go before the courts as well as the public opinion.
Now that this matter is coming right down to the wire other parties such as Gordon Watts have come before the courts. Although, there are some perhaps who think that Mr. Watts doesn't have a right to come before the courts so far they have been proved wrong because it is the courts that have allowed Watts' filing to remain alive since October 2003. Even as the Governor's spirited case has been dismissed and denied by the courts thereby denying due process at all levels in efforts to bring to light all the facts, Mr. Watts has now made a last minute filing which may prove to be one of Theresas saving graces.
On the parents side the Gibbs law firm has just recently made arguments to the court that Theresa Schindler-Schiavo has been denied representation in court. However, Mr. Watts made similar arguments several years ago and so is continuing to petition the courts along said lines. Seeing that Theresas life has been put into immediate jeopardy (in regards to the threat of Judge Greer possibly lifting a 5 p.m. stay today (Wednesday) that prevents removal of her feeding device which provides food and fluids into the GI tract by simple gravity flow, Mr. Watts has made a last minute filing which it is hoped will save Theresa from the threat of being heinously and barbarically killed via dehydration/starvation. Let it be noted that it would be illegal to starve and dehydrate an animal let alone a serial killer on death row and that the whole nation would be up in arms if anyone threatened to do this to a pig or said human. To say that subjecting Theresa to starvation/dehydration violates state, federal and international laws would be an understatement. What is happening here in Florida is morally, ethically, and philosophically reprehensible and violates all standards of decency in regards to human rights and a civilized society.
Although the familys attorneys and the Florida Governor have made some good legal arguments only Mr. Watts has petitioned the court concerning Theresas illegal detention at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. based on the fact that she is not terminally ill and it is illegal according to state and federal laws for her to be placed into and detained in hospice. Mr. Watts has used habeas corpus as the vehicle to bring this argument. As it stands Theresa has been illegally detained at Hospice Woodside for close to 5 years.
Those who have done research on the internet have found that the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. and a bioethicist / end-of-life / right-to-die network (Partnership for End-of-Life Care) from Miami University headed by Ken Goodman and others from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (Kathy Cerminara and Michael Masinter, so-called disability, right-to-die, advocates with connections to the ACLU) has firmly entrenched itself with the Florida Office of Elder Affairs, the recently scandal-ridden Department of Health, and on up to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Miami University ethics head Ken Goodman did a national interview on PBS in November of 2003 in which he said that Theresa Schiavo was permanently unconscious for over 13 years and had no brain. The evidence shown in videos on national television news networks and across the internet as well as regular visits in-person visits by Terris parents, siblings, their attorneys and priests prove otherwise. To their shame the judges and governor have failed to meet with Theresa. There is also evidence that Michael Schiavo suppressed a bone scan in which he may be responsible for 13 fractures sustained by Theresa Schiavo which included a broken femur and a broken back which dated to the time of the incident which occurred on February 25, 1990. Michael became aware of this X-Ray bone scan which was performed on Theresa in March of 1991 for a closed head injury yet he failed to bring in the authorities. Any other person would have gone ballistic upon finding out the results of such a bone scan. This implicates Michael Schiavo as having some sort of culpability for Theresas original accident.
On another note, outside of the court arena, there is a growing effort by persons coming from many and various backgrounds in the realm of internet blogs which has grown to over 150 blogs seeking to providing factual information in this case which the mainstream media refuses to address or which the mainstream media continuously misrepresents. Another notable internet site called FreeRepublic.com also has been at the forefront of efforts by others to get justice for Theresa Schindler-Schiavo since at least August of 2003 and has served as another meeting place for people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to meet, exchange information and coordinate efforts to wake up not only the mainstream press but to also bring wider attention in the public domain to the her plight and the plight of other disabled and vulnerable people. A few notable internet news sites which have been especially good at getting factual information out in regards to Theresas plight are http://worldnetdaily.com and the up-and-coming http://www.theempirejournal.com from New York. In the blogging effort the URL for the main blog under which all the others 150+ blogs are joined is http://www.blogsforterri.com/ and there is of course http://www.terrisfight.org
In conclusion it is hoped that the combined team efforts of many parties will bear fruit and ultimately get justice for the disabled and vulnerable of the State of Florida and our nation, including Theresa Schindler-Schiavo. This is a call for all media outlets and people of great humanity who care to help avert Theresas murder, to demand that she be given protective custody and that the perpetrators who have been attempting her murder be investigated. The Florida Governor is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the State of Florida as well as the head of Department and Children and Families and he needs to bring the abuse of Theresa to a halt. Others are calling for the intervention of the President and the Pope.
A copy of Mr. Watts filing can be found at:
If there are questions or comments Mr. Watts can be contacted at: 863-688-9880 / or electronically at email@example.com