Skip to comments.DCF Considers Removing Schiavo from Hospice by Force
Posted on 03/23/2005 2:34:59 PM PST by gopwinsin04
State officials say they are considering removing Terri Schiavo from hospice, by force if necessary, despite numerous court orders upholding the removal of the artificial nutrition tube that has kept her alive for 15 years.
Lucy Hadl, secretary of the Department of Children and Families, said Wednesday morning that her staff is relying on a state law that gives the department the authority to intervene on behalf of a vulnerable adult who is 'suffering from abuse or neglect that presents a risk of death or serious physical injury.'
Hadl said that the DCF would have to file a petition in order to remove Schiavo, but that 'it doesn't mean we'd have to have judicial approval in advance of taking the action if we believed it met the threshold for doing it.'
Hadl said that seven years of court rulings backing Schiavo's husband Michael, in his contention that Terri Schiavo did not wish to be kept alive artificially would not stop the DCF from taking action.
'We're not compelled to look at prior judicial proceedings,' Hadl said.
What we are compelled to look at is the presenting circumstances and any allegiations of abuse and neglect that we have recieved. So we have to deal with those and fufill out statutory responsibility.'
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Do it, Lucy and do it NOW.
Sadly, it's not going to happen.
We have a constitutional crisis.
I was hoping that the "consider removing" part would have been replaced by "have removed".
Talk is cheap. Put up or shut up. Wonder if there'd be an armed standoff between the state officials and the cops there to enforce Greer's order?
Why don't you pray that it does, instead of naysaying.
Gabriel Keys (foreground) is arrested by police officers for
trespassing in Pinellas Park, Florida, March 23, 2005. The
young protester attempted to take a glass of water into
the Woodside Hospice for the brain-damaged Terri Schiavo.
A federal judge approved the murder of Terri Schiavo by
rejecting a request from her parents to order her feeding
tube reinserted to save her life.
Why hasn't the DCF been involved before now? I didn't think they were involved the last time the feeding tube was removed for six days, were they>
What's that saying, "How many tanks does the judge have"?
Just a question...
Would the Pinellas Park police guarding the hospice stand aside or would they physically try to prevent DCF from taking custody of Terri?
What's their responsibility in this? Are they guarding the hospice due to a court order?
Does anyone know what the neurological effects could be from not having had water for so long?
I'm done with judges orders, time to get the Florida National Guard and end this.
Probably not. If the Judge gave one order to the cops and the Governor gave a counter order, the cops would stand down.
>>>Git 'er done.
Yes we do. Some unknown judge is now the governor of Florida.
Bush should have acted first and THEN held a press conference announcing he had the authority.
Bush is a wimp (he's not running for President, anyway) and the judges are tyrants.
Seriously doubt this will work, but I don't oppose the effort if it can be done peacefully.