Skip to comments.Terri's Day Announced - March 31 - Groups Call for Special Remembrances of Terri Schiavo
Posted on 12/10/2007 4:23:03 PM PST by wagglebee
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You know I saw that they have now cloned cats with an added feature that makes them glow in the dark. I think there might be a way to turn this into a lucrative business. Someone should start cloning deer so they glow in the dark, this would have two immediate benefits: drivers would be less likely to hit them and hunters would have a far easier time spotting them.
December 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Shiavo, the young woman who was dehydrated to death in Florida in 2005, has become a prominent opponent of euthanasia since that wrenching time for his family. In a recent Challenge magazine interview with Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Schindler revealed the shocking details of the support from many prominent Catholic clergy for the court ordered removal of food and hydration from Terri. Bobby is a practicing Catholic as was his sister.
Schindler stated that his sister "was not dying, not attached to any type of machinery and was only being sustained by food and water via a feeding tube." He noted that Catholic teaching does not allow a person "regardless of any advanced directive or even the sworn testimony of another person" to refuse food and water with the intent to cause their own death or that of another.
Still, Fr. Gerard Murphy of the Diocese of St. Petersburgh, Florida actually helped Judge Greer make the decision to dehydrate and starve Terri to death. Fr. Murphy did not consult with any members of Terri's family and did not even visit Terri. Murphy did however consult with Michael Schiavo's attorney, George Felos, an assisted suicide/euthanasia activist, and testified on behalf of Michael Schiavo.
Bishop Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg refused to help the family stop the euthanasia death order and supported Father Murphy's seriously flawed position. The bishop eventually issued a confusing statement that was of no help to the situation and after that the Florida bishops supported Bishop Lynch's position...........................
Thompson, fresh from the TV screen, was supposed to be the savior. But the laid-back Tennesseean entered the race without seeming energy or interest.
He campaigned at the Iowa State Fair from the VIP tent. He went to Florida and said he really couldn't remember the sequence of events in that Terry Schiavo matter............
Ga. law allowing doctors to unplug life support challenged -- Family says doctors at Emory Eastside Medical Center was prepared to end with or without their consent
Alicia Fennell had just one hour to save her husband's life. Doctors at Emory Eastside Medical Center in Snellville said he was brain dead and being kept alive by life support. She and her children doubted the diagnosis, sensing that somehow Donald Fennell was still aware. The hospital was preparing to pull the plug at 5 p.m. Dec. 4, with or without the family's consent, but a last-ditch effort to stop the hospital was about to play out at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. The struggle between hospital and family occurred because the Fennells, like many people, didn't know Georgia law leaves the final decision on discontinuing life support for brain-dead patients to doctors, not family members.
The family will bury Donald Fennell on Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla., near his home in Palm Coast. What they cannot bury is a lingering frustration with a hospital they say treated them unfairly and a law that leaves families out of the loop. The hospital declined to discuss specifics of the case because of patient confidentiality, but issued a statement saying, "we are confident, based on the assessment of numerous physicians who consulted on this patient's care, that he has received the highest quality care available."................
Shortly before T’wit died, he and I discussed in July how June had already passed by, and that was now soooo yesterday, so jumped shark. Now it is December. I am not linking to the latest today.
GRIM FLORIDA NEWS: Five people SHOT TO DEATH YESTERDAY MORNING. 1. Two women at their apartment (on Ulmerton Road) both Hospice of the Suncoast employees. 2. Two children of one of the women at their home by their dad who 3. drove his van over the Skyway and shot himself in the face.
People knew the man said he was going to kill his family. Why didn't he get picked up? Now there are 4 more dead, including two adorable kids a boy of 2 and a girl of 4. Dad had custody. WHY? Which Family Law Judge gave an unstable adult custody of young children? MARK SHAMES? That judge is accountable and so is DCF.
...and with glow in the dark animals, Dick Cheney won’t have any more accidents.
There was a Father Murphy who was RUN OVER and died. Is this that Fr. Murphy? Lynch refused to pray the Rosary for the suffering, dying Terri. He was at the rectory, was approached by a Catholic and he REFUSED. He’s a heretic.
I bet there are a few other kinds of glow-in-the-dark critters coming from North Korea, probably a few people, too.
....................The Hugh Finn case in Virginia in 1998 and the Terri Schindler Schiavo case in Florida in 2005 showed how successful the mercy killers are at manipulating language to bring about the elimination of those they consider useless eaters. Neither Hugh nor Terri was dying or in a coma. Both were severely brain-damaged but awake and at least minimally aware. Both laughed at their dads' jokes and could track objects with their eyes. But Hugh's wife, Michelle, and Terri's husband, Michael, wanted them dead. Both spouses refused the ones they swore to love "in sickness and in health" the most basic therapy to improve their conditions.
A new weapon in the death camp's arsenal emerged during Schiavo's ordeal: hospice. The movement founded to offer compassionate care to the terminally ill was perverted to aid and abet Terri's active murder. Although hospice admission requires a patient to be terminal with life expectancy of only six months, Michael transferred the living, not dying, Terri to Hospice of the Florida Sun Coast. The move was illegal. Once there, hospice cooperated with an immoral court order to deny Terri food and water. Terri became terminal when her caregivers starved and dehydrated her. Given similar treatment even an Olympic athlete is terminal.
Terri's case gave a big push to living wills. These documents supposedly guarantee control over treatment if one becomes incompetent; however, they often become death warrants. Many include sections refusing medical care to prolong life -- from resuscitation to artificial feeding. A person who goes into cardiac arrest during surgery, for example, might survive and thrive with aggressive treatment, but doctors refuse it because provisions in the living will deny "extraordinary" care. Increasingly, extraordinary care means any care at all: food and water, antibiotics for infection, even an aspirin for a headache. If the individual with a living will suffers a life-threatening complication, the likelihood of non-treatment and death by neglect (and morphine drip) is a real threat.
And where do these documents originate? The first living will appeared in 1967 developed by the Euthanasia Society of America. Today many organizations promoting "living wills" are actively seeking legalization of assisted suicide and active euthanasia. They include Choice in Dying, Death with Dignity Education Center, Compassion in Dying and End-of-Life Choices (Hemlock Society). The last two combined in 2005 as Compassion and Choices. It is hard to keep track of all these organizations because they change names, putting on the mask of compassion to cover up the death's head underneath. ..............................
However, acknowledging the importance of faith and kow-towing to religious interests to the exclusion of viewing the American polity to an entity in which it serves everyone if the point is to aggregate interests as opposed to aggravate opposing interests is different from the trend within the GOP in recent years. The Terri Schiavo fiasco would never have occurred under Ronald Reagans GOP or even the first George Bushs GOP.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target Corp. is defending its policy on filling prescriptions for emergency contraception after the Planned Parenthood Federation of America accused the retailer of disrespecting customers' reproductive rights.
Target allows pharmacists to choose not to fill requests for emergency contraception, also known as Plan B, if it is against their religious beliefs.
On February 22, 1943, Hans Scholl, his sister Sophie, and their friend and associate Christoph Probst were executed by the Nazis. Their "crime" was the distribution of leaflets calling for a just and free government. This little group of students, mainly, was called the White Rose; they only managed to produce six handouts before being detected and fatally dealt with by Roland Freisler, one of the most agenda-driven of National Socialism's notorious judges. The Scholls and their confreres were, in effect, the principles bloggers of their day, expressing suppressed truth in the only format they could get any kind of access to.............................
"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."
I was out last night, but it looks like the troll got zotted. Oh well...
I guess I am supposed to believe global warming is hard fact, embryonic stem cell research is sound science although it has produced zero results, and the assessment of Terri's plight was effected on solid scientific grounds. Karl Marks would be so tickled. As I reread it, I begin to think that to libs, science is a religion in itself, a faith that can consider black to be white, good to be bad, hate to be love.
Whether the issue is global warming, embryonic stem-cell research, ballistic missile defense or the future of the world's oceans, the same bass line thumps in the background: Sound political decision-making relies, more than ever, on accurate scientific information.
As advances in science and technology continually transform our world, policy-making will inevitably depend more and more on accurate scientific and technical information. Which means that to be a successful world leader today, a politician must have an effective means of accessing and applying the latest science.
Our next president needn't be a memorizer of facts, but he or she most definitely should understand how to critically analyze data and should embrace a broad empiricism in national and world affairs.
We've seen science form the basis of some of the thorniest public policy issues in recent history, from Terri Schiavo to teaching evolution in schools to the fate of the Earth. A presidential debate on science would help voters determine who among the candidates is up to dealing with whatever comes next.
Dawn Weiss counts off, each numeral propelling her closer to launch. She rocks her torso, places her hands, aims for the target – a bed or a chair or a seat in a car.
“I never realized how heavy my legs are until I tried to pick them up,” she said.
Her husband, Mike, is there every time she begins that count, waiting on one knee in front of her, a man in perpetual proposal. He grabs her hips, bracing her weight against his own, helping her make the transition. “I get scared when he’s not with me, if he’s not next to me,” Dawn said.
In May, robbers shot Dawn five times on Redmon Road in Norfolk. The bullets fractured two vertebrae and burned her spinal cord, paralyzing her from the chest down. Other bullets shattered the bones in her arms, leaving her with limited motion.
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Due to circumstances beyond our control, the term, "September 11th", almost instantly became a household phrase. It represents a day of great tragedy and outrage wherein over 3,000 people were murdered at the hands of Islamic extremists who chose to callously sacrifice innocent human life to further a narrow and selfish political agenda.
But another date, January 22nd, which is not so well known, signifies an equally outrageous and solemn occasion. January 22, 2008, marks the 35th anniversary of what is, unquestionably, one of the U.S. Supreme Court's most highly controversial and divisive rulings in its two-hundred-plus year history - Roe v. Wade.
Christopher Buckley's dark satire Boomsday imagines a Social Security crisis that pits the generations against each other, and a public relations campaign to persuade older Americans to do the "right" thing and check out early. There are even financial incentives and free Botox if you schedule your suicide.
But what if, in such a world, it were the women - the always dutiful women - who felt the pull of responsibility most strongly and signed up first?.............
In his latest issue, Father Euteneuer explains why it's logical to estimate that in the years since Roe v. Wade, legal abortion has cost the United States: