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Terri Schiavo's Family Calls for Observance of Terri's Day to Honor Disabled Woman
Life News ^ | 3/31/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/31/2008 2:52:07 PM PDT by wagglebee

St. Petersburg, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo's family and a leading pro-life group are calling on people to honor the disabled woman whose husband took her life in a painful euthanasia death. Together with Priests for Life, the Schindler family has established the observance of “Terri’s Day” each March 31.

That's the day Terri succumbed to a 13-day starvation and dehydration death at the hand of Michael Schiavo, her former husband who won a court order to take her life.

“This third anniversary should be an occasion for all of us to both remember the injustice done to Terri, and reach out to others with prayer and concrete action when they need the kind of help Terri needed," Terri's brother Bobby Schindler told LifeNews.com on Monday.

Suzanne Vitadamo, Terri’s sister, added that Terri's Day is also a way for her family to encourage others to take better care of the elderly and disabled.

“Our family continues to be consoled and uplifted by the many ways in which people honor my sister, learn from her story, and grow in compassion for all the disabled," she said.

During the days leading up to Terri's death, Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life brought comfort and peace to the Schindler family.

Father Pavone was present for the final prayer Terri participated in before her death. He also saw the manipulative ways Michael tried to prevent the Schindler family from caring for her or being present with her during the starvation and dehydration.

“Terri’s death was not the end of her fight," he told LifeNews.com. "It was the beginning of a new chapter in the pro-life movement."

"I call upon all those who were moved by Terri’s death to continue their courageous activism in the cause of life, and never to be silent," he said.

Together, Priests for Life and the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation encourage churches, families, organizations and individuals to observe Terri’s Day with prayers, memorial services, educational activities and community outreach.

Related web sites:
Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation - http://www.terrisfight.org
Priests for Life - http://www.priestsforlife.org



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“Terri’s death was not the end of her fight," he told LifeNews.com. "It was the beginning of a new chapter in the pro-life movement."

"I call upon all those who were moved by Terri’s death to continue their courageous activism in the cause of life, and never to be silent," he said.

Amen!

1 posted on 03/31/2008 2:52:08 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 03/31/2008 2:52:34 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 03/31/2008 2:52:55 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: floriduh voter; BykrBayb; Lesforlife; amdgmary; bjs1779; Sun

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4 posted on 03/31/2008 2:53:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All; Admin Moderator; Lead Moderator; Jim Robinson
Today is the third anniversary of Terri's death; whatever your personal beliefs on the subject, I would ask that, at least today, you refrain from negative comments and respect the fact that many of us have very strong feelings about what was done to her.

Thanks and God Bless

5 posted on 03/31/2008 2:56:51 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Ditto!

It’s an unspeakable tragedy.

I still can hardly believe THAT was allowed to happen in the U.S.. It was so OVBIOUS that her husband was LYING.


6 posted on 03/31/2008 2:57:09 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: wagglebee

I think the family has missed a realy good potential here. ALL the legal organizations have put out FREE living wills to in theory avoid this stuff.

ALL those living wills are directed at pulling the plug. There are no “I want to live” living wills.

Perhaps the Schiavo family should be supporting a living will which says “I want to live” and if my spouse or family wants to pull the plug then this other person is my health care surrogate.

Just a thought.

We should not be look back, but looking forward. If there was a proper living will then this whole schiavo thing would not have happened.


7 posted on 03/31/2008 3:01:18 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: wagglebee

Moved and seconded.


8 posted on 03/31/2008 3:02:24 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (McCain "conservatives" = hardcore liberals who nonetheless appreciate the occasional tax cut.)
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To: nmh

Even if her estranged and adulterous husband was telling the truth (which is implausible when you consider that he didn’t “remember” that she wanted to die until years after her injury and AFTER she had been awarded a large sum of money for rehabilitation), NOBODY can reasonably label FOOD and WATER as life support.


9 posted on 03/31/2008 3:02:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: nmh
It was so OVBIOUS that her husband was LYING.

co-sign

10 posted on 03/31/2008 3:04:38 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Thanks.


11 posted on 03/31/2008 3:05:52 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Today is the third anniversary of Terri's death; whatever your personal beliefs on the subject, I would ask that, at least today, you refrain from negative comments and respect the fact that many of us have very strong feelings about what was done to her.

Thanks and God Bless

Very classy statement, wagglebee.

Regardless of differing views, the passing of Mrs. Schiavo was a sad event. I know her parents hurt deeply, and whether Mr. Schiavo is a demon or not, I am sure he felt pain at some point in the loss of her, even if he felt he lost her on a day before this one.

I hope that she is now at peace, in the presence of her Lord, and that her parents can take some comfort from that thought even if they no longer have her here.

12 posted on 03/31/2008 3:08:08 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: wagglebee
It still makes me cry.

A harmless human being whose parents wanted to care for her. There was NO REASON for this. They wouldn't have gladly annulled the marriage sign for the divorce - just to keep her and care for her. I hope that “wife” doesn't cross him. Surely she couldn't believe he has a heart.

13 posted on 03/31/2008 3:08:08 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: wagglebee
Why bring sex into this?

Honor Disabled Woman

14 posted on 03/31/2008 3:08:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Gondring

Thank you for your kind words.


15 posted on 03/31/2008 3:10:38 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

The Judge that ordered Terri murdered, should be remembered to for what he is.


16 posted on 03/31/2008 3:36:37 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: wagglebee; longtermmemmory; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; kingattax; Gondring; tessalu; 230FMJ; ...
'Remembrance of Easter 2005'

Crowd my eyes, you bevies of daffodils,
And you forsythias in throngs of cheer,
Dandelion galaxies and fountains of trees.
Fill my mouth with the breath of hyacinths, you purple air

And you roistering breeze.
And you quince-buds so eager, you swelling seeds,
You squirrels running stitches across the loom
Of woven grasses, inflorescent weeds;
Jasmine-bush, loop me with your lariats of perfume.
Fill me, small birds, with your versicles,
And chuckled replies.

She is bleeding from the mouth and eyes.

Sate me then, Sun, all dapple and spangle
Crowd out all else
Lade me and load me, you skies
With blessings of warmth and breath
Let me see nothing else
But everything springing and skyey.

From the mouth and eyes.

. . . . . . . . .

for Terri Schindler Schiavo

by Juli Loesch Wiley

17 posted on 03/31/2008 3:58:37 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Lord have mercy (40x))
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To: wagglebee


18 posted on 03/31/2008 4:01:50 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: longtermmemmory
National Right to Life has something called the WILL TO LIVE, which does exactly what you suggest.
19 posted on 03/31/2008 4:21:55 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (peace begins in the womb)
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To: wagglebee

You’re welcome. Thank you for this thread.


20 posted on 03/31/2008 8:29:15 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: mockingbyrd; longtermmemmory
Not that I think the ABA is anything great, but their Consumer’s Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning focuses on helping a person make his wishes clear in his own mind as well as on paper. It lists the range from all care to no measures.

Regardless of what choices a person makes for end-of-life care, it is important to take the time to consider that this issue is far more complex than many people realize. Also, people should look into appointment of a Health Care Proxy, not just have a Living Will, to help ensure they receive the care they desire.

And communicating clearly to the Proxy is important, too. Not all decisions are "live or die"...for example, "do you want risk taken to improve your condition, even if it means a slight increase in the chance of death?"

21 posted on 03/31/2008 8:38:06 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Gondring

the problem is most of the legal advice out there is focused on death rather than the living part of the LIVING will.


22 posted on 03/31/2008 9:04:15 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Gondring

You’ve shown a lot of class with this post.


23 posted on 04/01/2008 12:17:33 AM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. )
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To: bjs1779

That is such a beautiful picture. And the rose looks nice too.


24 posted on 04/01/2008 12:21:57 AM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. )
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To: BykrBayb
That is such a beautiful picture. And the rose looks nice too.

Yes. Thinking about that, can you imagine purposely starving and dehydrating a flower to death?

25 posted on 04/01/2008 5:18:06 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: longtermmemmory

The Schindler alternative: A Will to Live instead of a Living Will. A Will to Live can be found on the internet... FV


26 posted on 04/01/2008 5:50:29 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: Gondring

MS only heard KA CHING. He felt nothing.


27 posted on 04/01/2008 5:51:39 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: Gondring

The American Bar Assn. wrote actual letters to people explaining/promoting that they were in in favor of bumping Terri off.


28 posted on 04/01/2008 5:53:45 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; 8mmMauser; wagglebee; BykrBayb; Sun; Dante3; amdgmary
FREEPORTAGE RE: TERRI'S MASS MARCH 31, 2008

Fr. Eutenaur and Fr. Pavone were there and also the Fr. of St. Pat's. The pew we were in had no pew in front of us. So, I went to the pew in front of a walkway to get a hymnal. My timing was off as this was when the Priests were moving from the left to begin the Mass. I didn't even have time to turn around to get bk to my seat so I walked backwards really fast. The Priests noticed my urgency to get out of their path. I felt like Lucille Ball for a few seconds there.

Fr. Pavone points out that it's still Easter season and he talked about The Resurrection. Terri's Mass was another respectful, loving tribute and the homily was: WHO WILL ROLL AWAY THE STONE? Fr. Pavone said everyone the world over was trying to help Terri and it wasn't because she was just one person. It was because she was all of us. The gathering in attendance as Fr. Pavone pointed out represented millions of people who were called to do something to help Terri. I thought of all the freepers and their continuing message that euthanasia is worse than wrong. It is evil. Fr. Pavone also mentioned that the pro-life movement since Terri's Fight has grown. The message is the same. Life is precious and every life has value. (paraphrasing).

THE CAT CAME BACK... Terri loved cats

A cat that hangs around St. Pat's showed up for the Mass. St. Pat's Fr picked him up and carried him outside. This handsome gray Russian cat came back to sit and look up at Fr. Pavone right before the Homily. Fr. Pavone asked the cat if he wanted to deliver the Homily. At this time a youth came to the podium, picked up Louis and carried him out. Louis added familiarity and charm to the Mass.

We gathered outside after Terri's Mass (same date as the Feast of the Enunciation) and took turns visiting with folks and petting Louis who needs a good home. He's satisfied with St. Pat's however, Louis is disruptive on Sunday mornings to say the least but his attendance is excellent... FV

29 posted on 04/01/2008 6:04:11 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: 8mmMauser

It may be the Feast of the sp? I’m not Catholic.


30 posted on 04/01/2008 6:06:53 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: floriduh voter
THE CAT CAME BACK... Terri loved cats

And Michael killed her cats despite the Vets suggestion that he could find a home for them.

31 posted on 04/01/2008 6:53:16 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: bjs1779

And there’s that woman in the Pinellas Cty Jail who died of a massive infection about a month ago. They should just give him a robe and a sickle.


32 posted on 04/01/2008 7:55:19 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
This was posted on March 31 by WND and can only be excerpted.

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Family members and friends of a brain-injured Florida woman who died after U.S. courts allowed her husband to deprive her of food and water are launching an effort to observe "Terri's Day" each March 31, in recognition of the anniversary of her "death by deliberate dehydration," says a priest who is a pro-life activist.

"This third anniversary should be an occasion for all of us to both remember the injustice done to Terri, and reach out to others with prayer and concrete action when they need the kind of help Terri needed," said Bobby Schindler, Terri's brother.

Schiavo, on whom WND reported extensively, died of starvation and dehydration in March 2005, two weeks after a federal judge ruled her husband could order doctors to withhold food and water.................

Remember Terri, 3 years after 'deliberate dehydration' 'Her death was beginning of a new chapter in the movement'

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33 posted on 04/02/2008 3:08:57 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
From St. Pete/Tampa Bay Online...

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Three years ago, Terri Schiavo was removed from life support in Pinellas Park.

Monday, on the anniversary of her death, The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation and Priests for Life called for a day of remembrance.

Schiavo died March 31, 2005, at age 41, almost two weeks from the time her feeding tube was removed after a seven-year court battle between Schiavo's husband, Michael, and her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler.

"No one should ever have to witness what my family witnessed, watching a loved one slowly dehydrate to death," said Schiavo's sister, Suzanne Vitadamo, in a statement.

"We want Terri's day to remind us that persons with disabilities are never burdens and should be treated with nothing but our unconditional love and compassion," Vitadamo said.

Priests for Life and the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation are nonprofit organizations that oppose euthanasia. The groups have declared March 31 "Terri's Day" to "foster education, prayer and activism regarding discrimination against the disabled" and "advocacy for people in situations similar to what Terri and her family faced," a statement said.

Schiavo had been fed through a tube since a heart attack in 1990 that deprived her brain of oxygen and left her in a persistent vegetative state.

Michael Schiavo won a legal battle against the Schindlers to carry out what he said was his wife's wish. He testified that she had said she would not want to be kept alive under such circumstances.

After a January 2000 nonjury trial, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George Greer ruled that testimony from Schiavo and his relatives provided "clear and convincing evidence" that Terri Schiavo indicated she would not want to be kept alive without hope of improvement.

The Schindlers appealed. Greer's ruling was upheld again and again by state appellate courts and in federal court. Twice, Schiavo's feeding tube was removed on Greer's orders, only to be reinserted.

In April 2001, another judge intervened and the feeding tube was replaced. The second time, in October 2003, former Gov. Jeb Bush ordered the tube reinserted, using a hastily crafted measure known as Terri's Law that was later struck down as unconstitutional.

An autopsy found she was blind and her cognitive brain functions ended after her heart failure. She died of dehydration.

Remember Terri Schiavo, Groups Say

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34 posted on 04/02/2008 3:16:25 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
It will take more than Lifebuoy to stop BO and the fumes from that camp grow as they are exposed. Hussain, pheww.

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JOHNSTOWN, PA, April 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a comment deemed insulting to single mothers and their children, presidential hopeful Barack Obama announced during a town hall meeting on Saturday that he did not want his children "punished with a baby."

Following comments insisting that information on contraception be included alongside abstinence education, Obama stated, "I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old.  I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.  I don't want them punished with an STD at the age of 16."

On Monday, the Christian Defense Coalition issued a response criticizing Obama's comments.

"Saying that single women could be 'punished with a baby,' is not only a slap in the face to every child born to a young mother, but it diminishes the great joy that children bring to their families regardless of the circumstances in which they were born."

"In America, we should be working to help young babies that are born in challenging situations and offering assistance and hope to their mothers.  We should not be condemning them by saying that somehow it has now become 'punishment' to have a child in this country," stated Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition

Rev. Mahoney asked that Obama apologize for his Saturday comment and address "his anti-child and anti-compassion mind set.".....................

Obama Declares He Doesn't Want His Children "Punished with a Baby"

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35 posted on 04/02/2008 3:24:00 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
We can always hope for change...

We have recently seen more political attacks on judges at the federal level, by Administration officials and by some of the Congressional leadership. The Terri Schiavo case comes to mind. This can threaten judicial independence, and clearly can have a chilling effect.

Judges Under Siege: Some Thoughtful Observations By A Veteran Practitioner

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36 posted on 04/02/2008 3:36:32 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Lesforlife
From The Passionate Prolifer...

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Good friend, Jill Stanek, has graciously posted
several of my photos from our fight for Terri
Schindler Schiavo - Holy Week 05 - on her
excellent site today!

If you believe Terri had dignity and infinite worth as a disabled
woman, tho Florida courts sanctioned her starvation/dehydration
murder, please go post a pro-life comment to counter the numerous
athiests on the site today demonstrating Psalm 14:1:

"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are
corrupt; they have done abominable works, there is none that
doeth good!"

Posted by Leslie at 11:14 AM 0 comments

THANK YOU SUPER SLEUTH JILL!!

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37 posted on 04/02/2008 4:11:41 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Lesforlife
Jill Stanek's blog...

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Pro-lifer Leslie Hanks spent several days praying and protesting outside the facility where Terri Schindler Schiavo was starved and dehydrated to death in 2005. Yesterday marked the 3rd anniversary of Terri's death. Leslie has submitted visual reminders of that time. Here is the 1st. See 7 more on page 2. Click the link to see the pictures.

Photo journal of Terri's death

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38 posted on 04/02/2008 4:15:34 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
William Wilberforce...

Thread by wagglebee.

March 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - I am writing as the great great grandson of William Wilberforce, who campaigned vigorously for the ending of the transatlantic slave trade in 1807, which ultimately paved the way for the abolition of slavery itself throughout the entire British Empire in 1833.

I am often asked what would be the campaigns Wilberforce would be fighting if he were alive in 21st century Britain. I believe that there would be a number of different issues ­ among them human trafficking and the scourge of drugs. But almost certainly at the top of the list, would be the issue of abortion.

As the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill comes before Parliament over the next few weeks, the opportunity presents itself to amend the abortion Act. With the number of abortions having reached 200,000 per year in the UK alone, the time is right to tighten up the law that was designed to protect women by ending illegal abortion, but never to allow such a high degree of deprived life...........

William Wilberforce's Great Grandson Says if Alive Today Wilberforce Would Fight Abortion

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39 posted on 04/02/2008 4:32:59 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Comments by Bobby Schindler at Townhall. Thread by wagglebee.

Recently, and for the second time in less than a year, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama stated that his greatest regret as a Senator was not objecting to a vote that was intended to help save my sister from being dehydrated to death.

Senator Obama went so far as to say that this type of “inaction” (failure to speak out against the Senate’s unanimous consent to allow Terri the same due process allowed the most vicious of criminals) can sometimes prove to be just as costly as taking action. One has to wonder what could possibly have been “more costly” than the loss of innocent human life.......

Terri Schiavo: My Sister's Regret

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40 posted on 04/02/2008 4:38:57 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Why am I not surprised? This was a classic leftie push from the beginning and look at the responses it got, very predictable. Thread by wagglebee.

Very few people could have looked upon Chantal Sébire at the end of her life and not understood why the former schoolteacher wished to end it. Left horribly disfigured and in frequent torment from incurable tumors that amassed in her sinuses and skull, Sébire's plea that doctors be allowed to legally terminate her life deeply moved French public opinion. It also prompted considerable reexamination of the nation's laws prohibiting active euthanasia —reflection that has continued in the wake of Sébire's March 19 suicide. But the passionate debate Sébire's case sparked may well have unfolded differently had the French public been informed about one neglected aspect: that Sébire had continually refused treatment for her disease for nearly a half decade before it evolved to the terminal phase that resulted in her wanting to die.........

French Euthanasia Case Rumbles On (She refused palliative care)

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41 posted on 04/02/2008 4:44:16 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Dignity...

Thread by wagglebee.

In the manifesto on the “Sanctity of Life in a Brave New World” that Chuck Colson and I launched with representative Christian leaders in the spring of 2004, we addressed four key areas for Christian concern at the outset of the “biotech century.” They all converge on one concept: eugenics. Eugenics is the idea that we should weed out the sick and the diseased and favor the strong and healthy. It can take many forms, some much worse than others. In any case, eugenics will be the dominant concept of the twenty-first century. How we handle its many facets will determine, under God, the human future....

The New Eugenics

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42 posted on 04/02/2008 4:48:25 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter
Michael Schiavo won a legal battle against the Schindlers to carry out what he said was his wife's wish. He testified that she had said she would not want to be kept alive under such circumstances.

After a January 2000 nonjury trial, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George Greer ruled that testimony from Schiavo and his relatives provided "clear and convincing evidence" that Terri Schiavo indicated she would not want to be kept alive without hope of improvement.

Even IF everything Mikey "remembered" years afterwards was true, it still doesn't matter because Florida law did not consider nutrition and hydration to be "life support" at the time of Terri's injury.

43 posted on 04/02/2008 5:08:55 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Maybe it’s not appropriate to say this. Have any of you noticed that the precipitous decline of the GOP started with the murder of Terri? But the Republican Party hierarchy mistakenly thinks that because it at first defended Terri’s right to life and then ran into liberal-hyped polls to the contrary that its political problem is having initially defended her right to life. I think it was Fred D. Thompson who said he was “unfamiliar” with Terri’s murder. And Mitt Romney said he had no opinion on the matter. Could it be that grass-roots right-to-lifers lost interest in the GOP with this judicial murder?


44 posted on 04/02/2008 7:11:56 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: wagglebee

But civil law is retroactive — it’s one of the problems the American people have in interpreting their Constitution.


45 posted on 04/02/2008 7:13:17 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Theodore R.; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; 8mmMauser
Have any of you noticed that the precipitous decline of the GOP started with the murder of Terri? But the Republican Party hierarchy mistakenly thinks that because it at first defended Terri’s right to life and then ran into liberal-hyped polls to the contrary that its political problem is having initially defended her right to life. I think it was Fred D. Thompson who said he was “unfamiliar” with Terri’s murder. And Mitt Romney said he had no opinion on the matter. Could it be that grass-roots right-to-lifers lost interest in the GOP with this judicial murder?

I think you nailed it. If conservatives can't even trust that the GOP will act to protect the life of a single person, how can we trust that they will do anything else to protect the sanctity of life?

It should also be noted that all of the Democrats who Michael Schiavo supported in the 2006 elections lost.

46 posted on 04/02/2008 7:47:39 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Just superb!


47 posted on 04/02/2008 7:48:35 AM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Just superb!


48 posted on 04/02/2008 7:48:53 AM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Just superb!


49 posted on 04/02/2008 7:48:53 AM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: Lesforlife

Thank you.


50 posted on 04/02/2008 1:32:59 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Mammalia Primatia Hominidae Homo sapiens. Still working on the "sapiens" part.)
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