Skip to comments.Schiavo’s father makes emotional appeal
Posted on 03/28/2005 12:17:43 PM PST by LibWhacker
PINELLAS PARK, FL -- Bob Schindler, the father of severely brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, said his daugher is "begging for help," and so is her family.
Now in her 11th day without food or water after her feeding tube was removed under court order on March 18, Schiavo is "failing," he said, but nevertheless "fighting like hell to live."
Although "emaciated," Schiavo is "still communicating," Schindler said, "... And she's responding to me."
Schindler spoke to reporters shortly before 1 p.m. outside the Woodside Hospice, where Schiavo is being cared for.
Several days ago, a family spokesman reported that Terri's mother, Mary Schindler, was so upset at her daughter's appearance that she because physically ill at the bedside. Schiavo's brother, Bobby Schindler, said that her condition was so alarming he was suggesting his parents not go see her.
Bob Schindler said today that he was "scared to death to go in to see her, for fear of what I'd see." But, he said, "she has amazing endurance, what she's been through for this past week. And it's incredible to see how she's acting."
David Gibbs, the family lawyer, had said earlier that Schiavo was past the point that she could have her feeding tube reinserted, but the family disputed it.
Gibbs also said she was receiving morphine. Schindler said he had "a grave concern that they'll expedite the process to kill her with an overdose of morphine."
Legal options seem to have run out for the Schindlers. But Schindler called again upon government leaders and the courts to intervene.
"I plead again that the powers that be don't give up on her," he said. "She has to be saved. She has to be saved. And it can be done. And we plead for her."
Not three people. The death movement has an army working behind the scenes. We need to make sure we function as efficiently as well. The really sad thing is that so many Christians failed to vote in years gone by. We're reaping the judicial appointments of that era -- and we can't afford not to fight for court appointments in the future. Or elections, where judges are elected.
There's mothing illegal about Fla legislature passing this law. But, 9 Pubs and all Dems voted against when it fist came up- Politicians are afraid of public reaction. A bi-partisan Mercy Coalition of National figures can change public opinion, and maybe change the hearts and votes of, at least, some of the 9 Pubs who voted against. Isn't it worth a try to save Terri?
Thank you, for your explanations.
Horrible suggestion. This situation has been caused by the false notion of "privacy" that have allowed too many facts to remain unexamined.
Forgive them for they know not what they do. And, forgive you, for you know not what you say.
Dr. Cranford, who testified for Michael that Terri is PVS doesn't think PVS patients have constitutional rights. [Is Terri a person with constitutional rights? ]
That makes it all the stranger that Michael is insisting on Terri's "right to privacy."
You asked the question in this FR forum, not to Mr. Schindler. I replied exactly as I think the father would have, and I said it politely. What is wrong with you?
Don't tell me I don't what I'm saying. I know exactly what I'm saying.
You stfu. So there.
This is the most common comment from the deathheads.
It makes no sense though.
It's the war is always wrong liberal mantra. Same thought process.
God bless his sweet tormented heart.
I don't really feel I'm a 'deathhead', more of a 'face_reality_head' if you like.
People who can't see the look of love on Terri's face and in her eyes must have a personality disorder.
"They're not the only people in the world who has had a child die."
True enough, Hildy. They are, however, among a very few to have their child (who has done no wrong)to die by court order and to be helpless to do anything for her.
Thanks for your all-knowing wisdom. I still would like to know what action the father would like taken. Sorry, I don't trust you to read his mind.
The ACLU is hoping people will be so traumatized by Terri's starvation that they will support the ACLU in their fight to legalize euthanasia.
The ACLU has already given an award (with dinner) to Gerald Kogan, the former Chief Justice of the Florida State Supreme Court, who supports euthanasia.
ACLU Honors Kogan With Poynter Award
Like I said, go and ask HIM.
Do you really think he would grant me an interview while he is at his daughter's deathbed? Strange opinion, if so.
He has the newspapers as a ready conduit and millions are now hearing his words. If he feels like saying action should be taken, I think he should follow up and tell us what kind. I really would. If it's a good idea, maybe something would happen.
how much have YOU protested outside the hospice? hmmmm?
I would bet on a lot less than Jeb Bush....
go take your hysteria somewhere else, this is getting old and boring.
Thank God common sense is breaking out.....
Can those parts be pared?
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