Skip to comments.Schiavo right-to-die case captured the attention of the world
Posted on 12/26/2005 4:49:42 PM PST by FairOpinion
As the yearslong battle between Michael Schiavo and Bob and Mary Schindler came to a head in March, the case drew in Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Vatican and the White House. National TV networks chronicled every twist of the hot-button issue.
Michael Schiavo wanted to carry out what he said were his wife's wishes not to be kept alive artificially. The Schindlers disputed their daughter had such end-of-life wishes and had held out hope that she could have improved with therapy. They said she had interacted with them.
The dispute nearly created a constitutional crisis. Congress, the president and Florida lawmakers moved to block the court order that Schiavo's feeding tube be removed. The courts rebuffed political efforts to undermine its authority and the separation of powers.
Terri Schiavo died of dehydration at a Pinellas County hospice on March 31 following the removal of her feeding tube 13 days earlier. Her death came after the courts repeatedly blocked the efforts of the Schindlers, Congress, Gov. Jeb Bush and his older brother, President Bush, to resume her feedings.
For his part, Michael Schiavo didn't stay in the background long, either. In early December he announced that he formed a political action committee to retaliate against politicians who opposed efforts to end his wife's life, particularly House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
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A permanent blot on civilization, the murder of an innocent, disabled woman.
What a shameful commentary on our civilization. We are "too civilized" to allow "degrading treatment" of terrorists, even if it may cause our own deaths, but have no problem killing an innocent, defenseless woman.
It also captured and destroyed the acount of many a FReeper.
"For his part, Michael Schiavo didn't stay in the background long, either. In early December he announced that he formed a political action committee to retaliate against politicians who opposed efforts to end his wife's life, particularly House Majority Leader Tom DeLay."
Some of those people who were supporting MS so fiercely can be very proud of him now. (/sarcams)
To America's shame.
Yes, we the "defenders of innocents everywhere in the world", allowed our laws to be misused by corrupt judges to murder an innocent person.
Just recently there was all the media attention about brutal murderer Tookie, demanding that the CA Governor pardon him, but Jeb Bush wasn't allowed to pardon Terri, by the Florida laws, which the Florida Legislature refused to change.
And note, that MS has the colossal cruelty to name his PAC "TerriPAC".
TerriPAC, Schiavo Already Bending FEC Rules
According to the law, a PAC must register with the Federal Elections Commission within 10 days of its formation. According to the domain registration for www.terriPAC.com Derek Newton, Democratic political consultant of Coral Gables, Fla., registered the domain under the name of the November Group and in essence formed the PAC on Aug. 7. However, there was no registration of the PAC with FEC as required until Dec. 8, four months later. (PDF of domain registration) Schiavo and Newton claim that the PAC "will raise and spend funds to educate voters on where their elected officials stood when they had a choice between individual freedom and personal privacy and overreaching government action. TerriPAC is a federal political action committee and will be able to endorse or oppose candidates for federal office - including members of Congress".
His day will come and when it does there will be no court of appeals for him to go to, although I would be willing to bet that Terri would ask God for mercy.
Be careful who you marry. They will have the right to speak for you when you can't speak for yourself.
Read: Right to Kill!!
This ugly act where politicians grandstanded but did not act to save a life showed us a lot about our elected officials and even more about the corrupted and arrogant judiciary that is too powerful and out of control.
Coach for Penn State?
"Let everyone who said your beautiful smile was fake be haunted by it for the rest of their days."
People without conscious brain activity do not know they are smiling, if that's what you mean by saying her smile was fake.
People without conscious brain activity do not know they are smiling..
And you know Terri was without conscious brain activity because...
1. You're a smart-ass
2. You read the papers and watch the news
3. You have a feeding tube yourself
4. Your spouse would never do that to you
5. Your name is Michael...
6. And what is that on your shoes????
Terri's genuine and sincere smile must have bothered you.
Let it not haunt you too for the rest of your life.
God bless you for being such a blessing to others.
"A permanent blot on civilization, the murder of an innocent, disabled woman."
Innocent, disabled and rich - a deadly combination.
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