Skip to comments.Terri's Story
Posted on 12/03/2006 3:03:26 AM PST by 8mmMauser
Theresa Marie Schindler was born to Robert and Mary Schindler on December 3, 1963. She was the first of three children the Schindlers would have.
Terri was a shy, but comical, child who had an affinity for music, animals and the arts. She kept a small circle of friends and was dear to schoolmates, neighboring families and her own extended family.
Following high school, Terri came into her own. She developed a knack for sketching and doodling. She enjoyed outings with her friends. She was an adoptive mother to the familys dog, Bucky.
Terri attended Catholic School while growing up and remained close to her faith throughout her life.
In 1983, Terri met Michael Schiavo at Bucks County Community College and the two began dating. He was the first romantic interest Terri had.
The couple was engaged within a few months and married a year later at Terris church in Southampton, Pa. She was 21.
In 1986, Terri and Michael relocated to Pinellas County, Florida and her parents followed three months later.
In 1990, at the age of 26, Terri suffered a mysterious cardio-respiratory arrest for which no cause has ever been determined. She was diagnosed with hypoxic encephalopathy neurological injury caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Terri was placed on a ventilator, but was soon able to breathe on her own and maintain vital function. She remained in a severely compromised neurological state and was provided a PEG tube to ensure the safe delivery of nourishment and hydration.
On March 31, 2005, Terri Schindler Schiavo died of marked dehydration following more than 13 days without nutrition or hydration under the order of Circuit Court Judge, George W. Greer of the Pinellas-Pascos Sixth Judicial Court. Terri was 41.
AUKLAND, New Zealand, January 3, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Plan B medication can cause abortion in the earliest stages of pregnancy, the New Zealand manufacturer that distributes the drug has admitted.
Schering [NZ] Ltd, based in Auckland, produces the emergency contraceptive drug for sale in New Zealand. Schering produces and distributes a pamphlet providing information on Plan B that pharmacists give to women who purchase the drug. The pamphlet clearly states that Plan B may prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb, thereby causing the death of the newly-conceived child.
Back at the beginning of 2002, there was considerable optimism regarding the promise that embryonic stem cells were said to hold for millions of people suffering from fatal or debilitating medical conditions. Stem cells derived from human embryos, it was claimed, provided the best hope for relief of human suffering. Despite the profound ethical concerns regarding the use of human embryos for medical and scientific research, many Americans embraced this promise and the seemingly miraculous hope it offered.
In today's world of 3-D ultrasound and operations in utero, it is clear to even the most casual observer that a human person exists from his or her point of creation. Parents today happily display pictures of their children from the early months of pregnancy and everyone can see their beautiful faces and other features.
Yet there are those who still insist that it is okay to kill these innocent children just because somebody doesn't want them. It is a horrible fact that the youngest of our children are not protected by law.
At least some are paying attention.
God bless and preserve Haleigh Poutre. That poor child was put through hell by evil step-parents. So what happens when the bureaucrats stepped in? The state tried to kill her! These folks are "f'ing nuts," to quote a vulgar friend.
They could design a bunch of Texas-style cheerleader babes and it wouldn't hurt my feelings too much.
Of course, we could design a special place in Hell for eugenicists and that wouldn't hurt my feelings much either. In fact, I think God already did that.
The liberals do love "privacy," don't they? They hide behind it for crimes great and small -- killing babies, killing children, killing seniors, killing disabled wives. If the DSS has nothing to hide, why is it hiding?
The group should call itself "Cold-Blooded Destruction of Purpose, Higher Value, Families, America, Civilization and Human Life."
*Caution: the following link to Amazon contains an offer to sell but is intended here only for reference to the book. Well, you've all seen Amazon listings. Btw, isn't that about the most depressing cover you've ever seen?
The only "plan" that the eugenicists at Planned Parenthood seem to have is to limit live childbirth by whatever means necessary.
Harder to kill the little honkbleepers after they're born, y'know.
(Pay no attention to this tagline. It's for when I'm writing to uxorcide fans.)
On January 11, the House will consider a bill to fund
research that requires the killing of human embryos.
Sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), H.R. 3 will
federally fund research on human embryos that supposedly
are "leftover" from in vitro fertilization. Instead of
promoting the adoption of these human embryos, this bill
would require their death.
President Bush is the first president to federally fund
human embryonic stem cell research. He decided that such
research could be funded so long as the cells had been
obtained from embryos on or prior to August 9, 2001. Since
then, the government has funded research on over 22 stem
cell lines. However, the President's policy does not
encourage the further killing of human embryos.
Just as abortion is currently legal, killing human embryos
is completely legal. The debate is about federal funding.
We don't federally fund abortion even though it is legal.
Likewise, we should not force U.S. taxpayers to fund
research that requires the destruction of embryos. Last
July, President Bush vetoed the same bill and the House
upheld the veto. However, H.R. 3 would overturn the Bush
policy and create a direct incentive to create and kill
human embryos for research with your taxes!
your Representative and let him or her know that you
strongly oppose H.R. 3.
Thank you and God bless you.
from frc.org (e-mail)
TAKE ACTION - call your reps.
Yes, I remember that. I don't know the status of the case. Perhaps somebody around here has a link, or can find one.
The driver replied, "Bout whut?"
OK, I'll bite. Bout what?
Euthanasia, PAS, and end-of-life controversies debated for public benefit in pro-con format. Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) January 10, 2007 --ProCon.org launched its newest website, Euthanasia ProCon.org (www.euthanasiaprocon.org), today to impact the public debate over euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide (PAS), and other end-of-life controversies.
Euthanasia ProCon.org cites position statements from Dr. Henry Aaron to Dr. Marjorie Zucker and about 200 others in between including the Schiavo family, Jack Kevorkian, the American Medical Association, the ACLU, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops among many others.
The website features nearly 600 pro, con, and general reference arguments in 80 questions categorized into five broad issues and 21 sub-issues surrounding the website's core question: "Should euthanasia be legal?"
The 2006 House report included a series of recommendations for the department, such as establishing a better way to identify children who need extra monitoring or attention and improving training for those required to report suspected child abuse.
The new committees chairman, Rep. John Rogers, D-Norwood, said lawmakers will hold hearings at the end of the month and after that decide whether new laws are needed to turn the reports recommendations into reality. "I think there are always to improve our system," Rogers said. "Well be listening to everyone from DSS officials to child advocates to district attorneys to judges."
Ping to wagglebee thread on painful euthanasia...
Zurich, Switzerland (LifeNews.com) -- A Swiss euthanasia group that says it has coordinated the deaths of more than 600 people at its clinics there is coming under fire after a German woman apparently suffered tremendous pain when she died at one of its facilities.
The SonntagsZeitung newspaper in Zurich reported Sunday that a 43 year-old German woman with the initial A.H. screamed in pain for over four minutes before her death.
The Dignitas group gave her a lethal cocktail last November that eventually took her life.
Sure, he got involved with trying to keep Terri Schiavo from being starved to death, but that was not in the best interest of a news-hungry media and it was allowed to proceed somehow, with the blessing of the Times.
The state of Florida is a better place now than when Bush got here, and these are trying times. Gov. Charlie Crist has some big shoes to fill.
Well, you're not a Norwegian from Minnesota. You wouldn't understand.
I don't even want to look at this one. Sheesh. Did God command, "Thou shalt not kill, or, Thou shalt kill -- debate the issue"?
Not quite sure I follow this fellow. Is he saying Jeb was a pretty good guy even if he did save Terri's life? I dunno. Jeb should get some credit for leading the cavalry in 2003, but then, he (and George) get some major blame for going wussy-pussy in 2005. And btw, why is it that the government cannot act with foresight? In 2003, Terri starved for six days before help came. In 2005, Terri starved for about the same six days before help came -- and then the help wasn't help! What a bunch of gutless wonders.
Uff da :-)
Maybe the Swiss will heed and have a facility ready by the time he gets tired of his current squeeze.
Bureaucrats are retarded, but this takes stupidity to a new low. These people have the job of protecting children from abuse, yet did not suspect abuse when they saw Haleigh being injured repeatedly. Did they really think she was beating herself up? Burning herself with cigarettes? Then, a last abusing and it was too late. Haleigh was pushed down the stairs, starved, burned with cigarettes and beaten with a baseball bat. Thank you, Massachusetts DSS morons.
No wonder they tried to kill the child themselves. She is a testament to their monumental incompetence.
Did you make that word up?
Uxorcide implies snuffing one's own wife so you know "whodunnit" -- Michael :-)
I worry about Jodi.
Are you sure? I thought the Latin for "wife killer" was "ifeway illerkay."
One of our visitors once accused me of lacking reading skills. That is a dangerous thing to say to an editor :-)
Perhaps the phrase you are looking for is, "That takes care of YOU, b*tch!"
I didn't make up "buzarre." I stole it.
I think the buzarre is one of those big birds that come to Hinckley, Ohio every spring. They eat jackalopes and hodags.
No. On second thought, the phrase is, "I kept my promise."
I've heard they sometimes dance with the Jersey Devil.
I heard they do aerobic uxorcises.
It looks as if someone competent enough should just perform the uxorcism and be done with all that.
I was recently given a book called " Can a Catholic be a Democrat?" To tell you the truth, I probably won't read the book (although I hear good things about it), because it's bound to be 220 pages of "no."
Is this a question that really needs asking, "can a devout Catholic be a faithful Democrat?" I think we all know the answer. The Church has 5 non-negotiable issues. Any candidate that supports these issues cannot be supported or voted for by a Catholic, simple as that. To do so would be a sin. What are these five non-negotiable issues? To list them off sounds like one is reading the Democratic platform: embryonic stem cell research, gay marriage, abortion, euthanasia, and human cloning.
The Dems showed us all a while back that euthanasia wasn't just a dream of theirs when they had Terri Schiavo starved to death against her mother and father's wishes. Adding to the "can a Democrat be a Catholic" argument, they wouldn't even allow a dieing Schiavo a measly crumb of Holy Eucharist.
Can a Catholic be a Democrat? Sure. But will that Dem be a Catholic in way other than name? Certainly not. The Democratic party's platform is almost in complete contradiction to the teachings of the Catholic faith (with the exception, perhaps, of Catholic Social Teaching, which fits perfectly due to it's heavy borrowing from Socialism). All five of the Catholic church's non-negotiable issues seem to be taken directly from the Democratic party's platform. To vote Democrat is, in almost all cases, wrong and against Church teachings. "Catholic" politicians such as Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) and Jennifer Granholm (D, MI) should be excommunicated for their support of abortion.
Can a devout Catholic be a faithful Democrat? Absolutely not!
2. Teri Schiavo - the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness guaranteed in our Bill of Rights incorporated in our Constitution should extend to a brain damaged and handicapped adult, as well as to the fetus or handicapped child. Ms. Schiavo was not being kept alive "artificially," except with the provision of basic sustenance, food and water, was Catholic by all accounts with no living will in existence, had family ready and willing to continue to care and provide for her needs, yet a Florida judge in truth ignored her Constitutional "right to life" and sanctioned her murder in the name of awarding legal "custody" and control to her husband, a "legal" bigamist.
Michael Schiavo had one of those done but all of his candidates lost anyway.
If only such guidance were in place, Mikey could have just said, "Golly, I don't even have to kill anyone, not even the cats, and hurt the feelings of in-laws, because of this making it all clear."
Now that the Georgia General Assembly is back in session, it must tackle its constitutional assignment of setting tax policies, approving a budget and dealing with key issues such as education, health care and transportation. In a 40-day session, that's a lot to get done. So time shouldn't be wasted. As a service to our hard-working solons, I've been through the 70 or so bills that were filed even before the session began. Here's a quick, clip-and-save analysis. The real stinkers: HB 1 Outlaws abortions of all kinds. Abortion is a difficult and emotionally charged issue, but this bill filed every year represents an extreme response that represents the viewpoint of an extreme minority. Snip...
Now that the Georgia General Assembly is back in session, it must tackle its constitutional assignment of setting tax policies, approving a budget and dealing with key issues such as education, health care and transportation.
In a 40-day session, that's a lot to get done. So time shouldn't be wasted. As a service to our hard-working solons, I've been through the 70 or so bills that were filed even before the session began. Here's a quick, clip-and-save analysis. The real stinkers:
HB 1 Outlaws abortions of all kinds. Abortion is a difficult and emotionally charged issue, but this bill filed every year represents an extreme response that represents the viewpoint of an extreme minority.
HB 24 Creates a new legal document for advanced medical directives; it would be more effective than current Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney documents in stipulating who can make end-of-life decisions for incapacitated patients. This could help prevent horrible intrafamily disputes like the Terri Schiavo case in Florida.
Ping to wagglebee thread from Jill Stanek on how Obama
thinks emotes on life issues.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among those are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
[T]he essential idea behind the Declaration that we are born into this world free, all of us; that each of us arrives with a bundle of rights that can't be taken away by any person or any state without just cause; that through our own agency we can, and must, make of our lives what we will is one that every American understands.
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 10, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) A new report by the United States governments Domestic Policy Council admits that embryos are human beings; the only differences between embryos and other human beings, says the report, are accidental differences in levels of development.
Embryos are humans in their earliest developmental stage, writes the Council.
Must have been either bad breath or his bumper sticker, Ux Sux.
Mine only carries the one translation, "ikeymay". However the second shows it as Blattidae.
Embryos are Humans Says U.S. Government
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.