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Brother testifies in favor of Terri Schiavo Day
Greeley Gazette ^ | January 13, 2012 | Matt Lacy

Posted on 01/19/2012 6:51:47 AM PST by BykrBayb

Brother testifies in favor of “Terri Schiavo Day”

by Matt Lacy –

Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo testified on Tuesday in support of a New Hampshire bill proclaiming March 31 of each year as a day to remember Terri Schiavo.

Schiavo, who spent 15 years on a feeding tube, became a focal point over the right to die issue and highlighted the need for individuals to have a living will specifying their wishes..

On February 25, 1990 Schiavo collapsed while at home. After being admitted to the hospital, doctors were unable to determine an exact cause of the collapse, but records indicated she had suffered hypoxic encephalopathy, a brain injury caused by oxygen starvation to the brain. After a few weeks on a ventilator, Schiavo would begin to breathe on her own.

The following year rehabilitation center recorded in their notes in 1991 that Terri was speaking during the physical therapy sessions using words such as “no”, “stop” and “Mommy.”

Eventually a battle would develop between her husband Michael and Terri’s parents. The parents wanted her to receive therapy and Michael who wanted to withdraw her life support which would involve starving her to death.

After working its way through the courts, Terri’s feeding tube was eventually removed. At the time, advocates for the right to die said that there was no pain involved in a death by starvation and dehydration. After 14 days without food and water, Terri Schiavo died on March 31, 2005.

The New Hampshire bill states that “the governor shall annually issue an annual proclamation calling for March 31 as a day to remember the tragic death of Terri Schiavo.”

Bobby Schindler praised State Representatives Jerry Bergervin and Daniel Itse for their sponsorship of the bill.

“My family is truly grateful to see a bill like this to remember my sister, Terri. I continue to be profoundly touched by the people who are deeply impacted by Terri's death. As a nation known for protecting its weakest citizens, we must never forget the inhumane manner in which my sister was deliberately killed and at the same time, recognize there are hundreds of thousands of others like Terri that need our compassion, love and protection."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: euthanasia; hb1147; house; housebill; housebill1147; law; legislation; legislators; legislature; lifehopenetwork; moralabsolutes; newhampshire; nh; prolife; righttolife; righttolive; rtl; schiavo; senate; terri; terrischiavo; terrischiavoday; whiterose

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1 posted on 01/19/2012 6:51:58 AM PST by BykrBayb
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To: wagglebee; Sun; little jeremiah; floriduh voter; trisham
"Where there is life, there is hope." ~ Terri Schiavo

Þ

2 posted on 01/19/2012 6:53:13 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

right to die = murder

what dya bet Schiavo’s husband was strangling her and that caused her “collapse”?


3 posted on 01/19/2012 6:55:38 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

No sane person would take that bet.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 6:57:37 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
It wasn't a "right-to-die" issue.

It was a murder issue.

Michael Schiavo: You know it. Terri knew it. We know it. God knows it.

5 posted on 01/19/2012 7:21:24 AM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats:always looking for someone else to blame)
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To: eCSMaster

I cringed when I read that line. I don’t understand why anyone would call it a right to die issue. Her right to die was never in question. It was about her right to life, which she lost.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:46 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: All

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1147.html

HB 1147 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2173

01/09

HOUSE BILL 1147

AN ACT proclaiming March 31 of each year as a day to remember Terri Schiavo.

SPONSORS: Rep. Bergevin, Hills 17; Rep. Itse, Rock 9

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

ANALYSIS

This bill requires the governor to issue an annual proclamation recognizing March 31 as a day to remember Terri Schiavo.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2173

01/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT proclaiming March 31 of each year as a day to remember Terri Schiavo.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Intent. The general court hereby establishes March 31 as a day to remember Terri Schiavo who died tragically on March 31, 2005. The general court recognizes that her death occurred as a result of the failure of the state and federal court systems to uphold the words of the United States Declaration of Independence “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 these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

2 New Section; Remembrance of Terri Schiavo. Amend RSA 4 by inserting after section 13-q the following new section:

4:13-r Day in Remembrance of Terri Schiavo. The governor shall issue an annual proclamation calling for March 31 as a day to remember the tragic death of Terri Schiavo.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 7:39:07 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: All

Due out of Committee 2/23/2012

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=2173&sy=2012&txtsessionyear=2012&txtbillnumber=HB1147

HB1147
Bill Title: proclaiming March 31 of each year as a day to remember Terri Schiavo.

General Status:
LSR#: 2173 Body: H Local Govt: N Chapter#: None Gen Status: HOUSE

House Status
Status IN COMMITTEE
Status Date 1/4/2012
Current Committee EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION
Committee of Referral EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION
Date Introduced 1/4/2012
Due out of Committee 2/23/2012
Floor Date

Senate Status

Status
Status Date
Current Committee
Committee of Referral
Date Introduced
Due out of Committee
Floor Date

Sponsors

(P)Jerry Bergevin (r) Daniel Itse (r)

Next/Last Hearing: HOUSE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION
Date: Time: Place: Majority Report: Minority Report:
01-10-2012 10:00 AM LOB 306 None


8 posted on 01/19/2012 7:41:27 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: metmom
This is due out of committee in about a month. I hope it passes.

1 Intent. The general court hereby establishes March 31 as a day to remember Terri Schiavo who died tragically on March 31, 2005. The general court recognizes that her death occurred as a result of the failure of the state and federal court systems to uphold the words of the United States Declaration of Independence “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 these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

9 posted on 01/19/2012 7:51:49 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AKA Elena; APatientMan; Albion Wilde; Aleighanne; Alexander Rubin; ...
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10 posted on 01/19/2012 8:03:03 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thank you for using the ping list for this.

I wonder if a letter writing campaign is in order. What do you think?


11 posted on 01/19/2012 8:06:29 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb; wagglebee; little jeremiah
They've really worded it wrong.

It should go more like this......

1 Intent. The general court hereby establishes March 31 as a day to remember Terri Schiavo who died tragically on March 31, 2005. The general court recognizes that her death occurred as a result of the failure of premeditated murder by the state and federal court systems to uphold who chose to ignore the words of the United States Declaration of Independence

“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 these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

12 posted on 01/19/2012 8:37:18 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...

Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo testified on Tuesday in support of a New Hampshire bill proclaiming March 31 of each year as a day to remember Terri Schiavo.

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New Hampshire House Bill 1147 is in committee, and due out in about a month. It reads in part:

1 Intent. The general court hereby establishes March 31 as a day to remember Terri Schiavo who died tragically on March 31, 2005. The general court recognizes that her death occurred as a result of the failure of the state and federal court systems to uphold the words of the United States Declaration of Independence “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 these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

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Could somebody please find and post the addresses of the legislators? I'll check back here as soon as I can.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 9:01:32 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Good for him.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 9:02:25 AM PST by floriduh voter ( Obamacare is to you as a can of RAID is to a bug. R A I D !)
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To: BykrBayb

Thanks for the ping!


15 posted on 01/19/2012 9:11:52 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: BykrBayb

I certainly do remember her on that day every year and would totally support making it official. God rest her soul.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 9:59:21 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: metmom

You’re so right. It was premeditated murder.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 10:14:33 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: floriduh voter

If this passes, it will be good for all disabled, ill and elderly people at risk of being exterminated.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 10:19:36 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
Pinged from Terri Dailies


19 posted on 01/22/2012 11:54:47 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb

How true!


20 posted on 01/26/2012 12:41:24 PM PST by Dante3
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To: BykrBayb

The murder of Terri Schiavo was a Judicial Crime. It was the same type of crime as was commited by the Nazi courts under Hitler...

Judges in this case were more concerned with saving their ugly faces than anything else. Any defense by them that ‘we followed the law’ is not acceptable any more than the defense that ‘we only followed orders’ is.

I am especially disgusted by the sherrif’s deputies who carried out court’s orders. We require soldiers to resist unlawful orders. Same applies to police.


21 posted on 03/09/2012 1:35:18 PM PST by doomtrooper99 (The murder to Terri was a Judicial Crime)
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To: doomtrooper99

Their defense that they “followed the law” is actually even worse than the “we were following orders” defense. The judges were not following the law. They were violating it.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 3:38:03 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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