Skip to comments.Congress to Discuss Schiavo Bill
Posted on 03/07/2005 12:34:07 PM PST by bjs1779
Legislation seeks to put in place a system to save the life of the disabled Florida woman.
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider legislation this week that would save Terri Schiavo's life by granting the disabled Florida woman the same right to due process as criminals......
(Excerpt) Read more at family.org ...
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
If Santorum knows what's good for him, he'll be all over this. He badly needs to reingratiate himself with Pennsylvania pro-lifers after supporting Specter. Unless he does something drastic to win back the pro-lifers or Casey does something stupid, Santorum will have to win PA without his pro-life foot soldiers who've worked so hard for him in the past.
It sure does.
I'm also hoping the DCF investigation will Stop the madness for Terri and her family. If it doesn't, there IS something very, very WRONG. (as if we didn't already know that)
Goodness knows I share your skepticism of the Senate... but I'm still praying for Terri. It's about time regardless.
I've stayed out of this discussion because my age
dictates I take a different view than most people
at the Schiavo site. The one question I could
never get answered was WHAT DO THE DOCTORS SAY?
I've never received a reply on that. So, today
I went looking and got both sides of the story,
the husband's interests aside.
If Congress is going to take up the problem,
they are going to call in doctors to testify.
The content of this article will be certainly
present some problematic discussion.
BTW, I've prayed for Terri and her parents as well
as for the husband's "illegitimate children" by his
lady friend. It's a very emotional issue for them,
He has a lot explaining to do, starting with this document that he wanted stricken from public record.
DR. WALKER'S BONE SCAN DEPOSITION-----11/21/2003
Now, Dr. Walker....
Q The report goes on to say, "The
10 presumption is that the other multiple areas of
11 abnormal activity also relate to previous trauma."
12 A That's what it says.
13 Q And, again, that's based on the fact that
14 Dr. Carnahan is a rehab physician, that you were
15 asked to evaluate for trauma?
16 A And the pattern of activity is fairly
17 typical of multiple traumatic injuries of relatively
18 recent origin.
19 Q I realize you can't assign a cause to
20 these injuries that you picked up in this report.
21 But typically in your experience, what would be the
22 causes of this pattern of abnormality?
23 A In somebody her age, an auto accident is
24 by far the most typical cause.
25 Q Assume that she was not in an auto
1 accident but that she had suffered an anoxic or
2 hypoxic encephalopathy type of injury from a cardiac
3 arrest and had been bedridden for a year at this
4 point. What might account for these abnormalities?
5 A In my knowledge, that type of injury.
6 would not account for this pattern of abnormalities.
The article you linked to was very one-sided. She would have made a stronger effort if she had attempted to contact one of the numerous doctors who dispute the claims made by the doctor she consulted. I got the impression that the doctor that the author did consult with did nothing more than read the opinions of the Schiavo/Greer doctors.
Dr. Alan Keys is now on Michael Medved's show right now defending Terri !!!
"We, and others I know, have treated many patients worse than Terri and have seen them regain independence and dignity," Hammesfahr said.
"There are many approaches that would help Terri Schiavo," Dr. Hammesfahr explained. "I know, because I had the opportunity to personally examine her, her medical records, and her X-rays."
"It is time to help Terri, instead of just warehousing her," he added. "She would have benefited from treatment years ago, but it is not too late to start now."
"The patient is not in a coma," concluded Hammesfahr said after observing Terri. "She responds to specific people best. She tries to please others by doing activities for which she gets verbal praise."
He says Terri's eyes clearly fixate on her family and she tries to follow the simple commands her parents give her. "She looks at you, she can follow commands," Hammesfahr said.
Greer doesn't listen to anything anyone who wants Terri to live.
There are 17 new affidavits filed by Dr.s who specialize treating persons with brain damage.
I'd post them if I could but they are pdf files.
just scroll down a little and you'll see the link.
Terri ping! If anyone would like to be added to or removed from my Terri ping list, please let me know by FReepmail!
I sent letters to Senators Clinton and Schumer (yeah, them be the senators from New York), and my representative....I'm still praying that God will move their hearts in the right direction.
Dr. Keys was on the Gordon Liddy show earlier today discussing the same topic. I'm grateful he is on board with this and getting word out. He was saying that the executive, ie Gov Bush not only has the legal authority to disallow this action, he has a constitutional responsibility to do it. His reasoning was very compelling.
I will be calling Oxley again tomorrow.
I hate pdf files. There should be a law...
I am glad you did. With this being brought up in congress now, it is now a national issue. Before, we were so much as toilet paper if we didn't reside in Floriduh.
Called Senator Allard today to ask if he'd sponsor.
Hope others will do the same!
I saw a link on here the other day that you could go to and JUST leave your zip and get a list of your representatives... I think pc93 is the one who found it.
I CAN'T find it now...
Can anyone help???
That's why there was no point in writing to them before; it appears too many people are unwilling to pay attention to what is going on, even when, by law, the are compelled to do so. Letter-writing may help....I can only pray that the senators from New York do what is right by Terri (and the potential thousands of human beings, if not more, that Greer's rulings will effect).
Terri is in Love!
Terri goes Goo~Goo eyes over Attorney Gibbs
By Cheryl Ford RN
February 25, 2005
Last night at hospice Terri's father, Robert Schindler and Attorney Gibbs visited with Terri. Mr. Schindler was the first to enter Terri's room, approaching Terri on her right. As always, Terri was delighted to see her Dad until Mr. Schindler announced that Mr. Gibbs was with him.
Mr. Gibbs moved closer to Terri's left greeting her with, "Hello Terri."
Terri, hearing Mr. Gibb's deep voice immediately turned to her left to look at him. Terri's Dad stated that once she eyed Mr. Gibbs that was the end of his visit with her because she was no longer interested in anything he had to say to her..."she was goo-goo eyes over Attorney Gibbs."
Mr. Schindler then exclaimed, "Terri, Terri, look at me. I've come here to see you as well and now you cannot take your eyes off of Attorney Gibbs, what am I chopped liver?" Terri responded with laughter to her father's comment but her eyes remained focused on Mr. Gibbs.
Bob said,"Well, Cheryl that's the last time I will be taking Mr. Gibbs along with me since my daughter did not hear anything I had to say once he had her attention."
Oh, if anyone should doubt that Terri can't respond with laughter, you need to watch this:
Please spread this to everyone on and off of FR:
President of the Florida Senate Tom Lee says he is against HB 701. He needs to be apprised of coverup of crimes against Terri (reference CIG and AHCA case numbers under which the evidence is lodged). He also needs to be apprised of the fact that by his not supporting HB 701 he is saying that you don't need INFORMED CONSENT to off the most vulnerable and disabled by substituted hearsay wishes not their own. If they can't speak, etc. and have been prevented to regain the ability to speak or communicate then the conflicted party will be getting away with murder with the help of the State. Please urge Mr. Lee and his compatriots in the FL Senate to support and pass the companion senate bill to HB 0701. [NOTE: Companion Senate bill is SB 2128.]
Senate President Tom Lee
Latest Update (later tonight) will be at:
Updated Action / Contact list re: averting a March 18, 2005 1PM Death Sentence for Theresa Maria Schiavo, getting her out of the hands of those trying to murder her, getting her back on the road to her recovery through rehabilitation and therapy and most importantly under the guardianship and care of those who truly love her.
Please come to Capitol building in Tallahassee this Wednesday (03-09-05) by 8:30AM. If the bill dies that day this is all over.
Go to where Health Regulation Committee is meeting. There should be a board with that info. like the airport monitors. Go there.
Get up to speak. Say you support the bill and sit back down.
Let somebody else speak.
We will meet you there.
This whole thing is crazy.
Terri is not brain dead.
Terri is capable of responding.
Terri is still in there. She needs therapy in order to find her way back.
Her husband should not be the final authority in this case because he has a vested interest in her death. If he were truly in love with her, he'd move heaven and earth to have her back.
Girlfriend with his two kids better watch out -- he's a dangerous man. If he gets by with murder once, there's a good probability he'll try to murder again.
(As an EX of an abuser and a murderer who got off via perjury, I know whereof I speak.)
Go Florida. Go Jeb. Knock them back from the gates once again.
Make my year.
Truly good news!
I hate pdf files. There should be a law...
It's Bushs fault. ;0)
Here is the transcript of Dr. Keyes remarks on the Liddy show.
Very provocative and timely:
Has anyone hired a PI to find dirt on the judge and/or her husband? With their love of death who knows what they might be into.
Thank you for your post. Those of us who have suffered spousal abuse, whether physical or mental, have recognized that this is what it's all about as far as Michael is concerned (the euthansia contingent notwithstanding). We look at her and realize that it could have been us, and it gives us an even more compelling empathy with her. We feel obligated work to get her free from the clutches of this monster.