Skip to comments.TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO DECEMBER, 2004 DAILIES THREAD: NEWS DIGEST & GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM
Posted on 11/30/2004 8:06:26 PM PST by cyn
Welcome to Terri's December Dailies thread. This is where we place links to other Terri threads at Free Republic and other breaking news about Terri Schindler-Schiavo.
In addition, this is a place to meet and plan ways to use grassroots activism to help Terri's Fight.
If you are a newbie to Terri's Fight, I urge you to visit http://www.terrisfight.org where you can subscribe to their newsletter, can get up to speed on the court cases and the very long struggle.
Please consider joining us. The pay isn't very good lol but it is rewarding to help Terri nonetheless. Terri's life has as much value as anyone else's. The right to die movement needs a counter-balance. That freepers, is where we come in. -- floriduh voter
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Helping Dad out a little there, Ms. Baird was?
drudgereport.com changed all his links to "green" for the holidays. I did that weeks ago!
But, they ended their Terri segment by mentioning that maybe hubby was going to give up. Well, that's the spin but I won't believe it until I see it.
Wouldn't it be great to see Terri being taken out of Hospice and whisked away with her parents and siblings if they would ever MOVE ON and leave Terri alone.
WE NEED TO ALSO THANK GOVERNOR HUCKABEE of Arkansas. He discussed Medicare this weekend in the paper and he specifically stated "We cannot just pull feeding tubes and stop providing wheelchairs."
Maybe Governor Huckabee will run for President in 2008. I'll have his email address on the January Thread so freepers can thank him for his compassion and to let him know about Terri in case he's not aware of her.
Nothing is more premeditated than certifying that someone who is not dying is going to die.
It is awfully cold here. I hope that Terri's got proper heat and blankets. It was 34 this morning. FV
Evening bump for Terri.
Just catching up! Have been without power off and on for a few days (brrrrr!). I'll read to the end of the thread and ping the list if I see no one else has done so by then. Thanks for the article!
Terri ping to 370! If anyone would like to be on/off my Terri ping list, please let me know here or by FReepmail.
Sorry about the belated ping! Power outage problems in central Ohio!
Here are the other top stories of 2004, as voted by AP members:
Watching and waiting
By HOWARD TROXLER, Times Columnist
Published December 26, 2004
IN THE YEAR 2004
God Bless the Schindler Family.
Thanks for the ping!
NOW ANOTHER LINK RE: TERRI. Linda Kennedy has done some broadcasts about Terri. Terri's items are on the left hand margin.
Thank you, Ohioan from Florida!
I hope you're toasty warm now and remain that way throughout the rest of the winter.
Many thanks to Vicky Chachere for coverage about Terri's birthday.
For the sake of accuracy regarding her article, please note the following two corrections.
1. Cheryl Ford is not a former nurse. Cheryl is a Licensed Registered Nurse who maintains a current Washington State nursing license where she is CEO of her own company.
2. Terri's heart did not stop because of an eating disorder. The courts in the medical malpractice case never concluded that Terri had an eating disorder. According to Terri's medical records, Terri was still breathing when the Paramedics had arrived. Her heart was in an arrhythmia. Arrhythmia, caused by lack of oxygen to her brain which happened to Terri from a still undetermined cause.
AP Wire | 12/28/2004 | Legal battle over Terri Schiavo survives another year
OOPS, I thought that last paragraph was the hyperlink but it isn't. I'll go get the link. FV
HERE'S THE HYPERLINK TO THE AP STORY: http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/10513588.htm
FYI: Bradenton is south of Tampa Bay ACROSS the Sunshine Skyway Bridge by Sarasota.
Felos said there's nothing Michael Schiavo can offer to guarantee the Schindlers that their daughter would not be disconnected from the feeding tube, even if he were to divorce her and step down as her guardian.
A judge has ruled - and appeals courts have upheld - it was Terri Schiavo's wish not to be kept alive artificially. Whomever serves as guardian is now legally obligated to carry out the tube removal. Only a new trial -which is what the Schindlers are seeking - could create a new final judgment, Felos said.
"Terri is not chattel. She is not merchandise or goods that can be transferred from one person to another," Felos said. "She retains her dignity as a human being and she retains her constitutional rights."
FV ASKS: How can a human being retain their dignity while being murdered by a handful of judges, an adulterer husband, the ACLU and attorneys who do this sort of thing for a living? Terri cannot be transferred from one person to another but she can be murdered? WHAT UNBELIEVABLE SPIN THE GOAT MILKER IS CAPABLE OF.
In Terri's case, it would not be an unlawful transference. IT WOULD BE INTO PROTECTIVE CUSTODY and REHABILITATION. Sounds like a rescue to me.
New AP story from Bradenton. Link above here. Happy New Year, WC.
Top Stories of 2004: Constitutional Lawyer: Limited Legal Options Remain for Terri Schiavo
By Allie Martin and Jody Brown December 28, 2004
(Originally published on September 24, 2004) (AgapePress) - A constitutional law attorney says Florida Governor Jeb Bush has few legal options now that the state Supreme Court has struck down a law passed by the legislature to keep Terri Schiavo, who is severely brain damage, alive.
The unanimous decision, handed down on Thursday, said the law violated the separation of powers between the judicial branch and the legislative and executive branches. Last year, lower courts ruled that Michael Schiavo could have his wife's feeding tube removed -- but lawmakers passed a law to overrule the courts. Governor Bush then used that law to have the woman's tube inserted. In its ruling, Florida's high court said the law improperly delegated legislative powers to the governor.
Brian Fahling, an attorney with the Center for Law & Policy in Mississippi, takes issue with the ruling. "Certainly the governor was within his authority to see that life is preserved in that state," he says, "and the state legislature is to be commended for taking action in order to see that they provided him with statutory authority to protect her."
But now with the state Supreme Court's decision, Fahling laments that the legal options are limited. "There's no appeal federally because it's a state law that was at issue," he explains.
"[T]he governor's just going to have to get together with the legislative branch and determine what, if anything, remains for them to do to protect Terry Schiavo in order to keep her from the clutches, if you will, of the grim reaper in the form of her husband, who would like to have those feeding tubes removed."
Still, he says, the Florida governor has an "independent duty to interpret [the state] constitution -- and sometimes extreme circumstances call for extreme measures."
The attorney admits he is startled by the implications. "Here we're talking about life or death," he observes, "and the court has just told [Governor Bush] that he cannot protect one of the citizens of his state."
Like Fahling, Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family is decrying the court decision, saying he is "appalled" that the high court chose to override the will of the people's elected representatives. Dobson, who says the decision is "nothing less than a death sentence" for Mrs. Schiavo, reveals a sad irony in the ruling.
"That the court would justify its ruling in the name of a violation of the separation of powers between the branches of government is the ultimate insult," he says. "It is the courts that have been usurping the constitutional duty of the legislatures to make law rather than interpret it."
Terri Schiavo, 40, can breathe on her own by relies on a feeding and hydration tube to live. She suffered brain damage 14 years ago when her heart stopped beating.
FV SAYS: The attorney from Mississippi MAY be affiliated with the ACLU or the Southern Law Poverty Center. What he's said I'd take with a grain of salt. It wouldn't take but five minutes to tie him to the Southern Law Poverty Center or to the ACLU. BOTH ARE LEFTY/LIBERAL GROUPS.
Fahling's a constitutional lawyer, seems to be perturbed that the Episcopal Church ordained a homosexual.
Terri's always trying to talk. Doesn't that bother anyone???