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Schiavo in 48 hour window
Tampa Bay's 10 News ^ | 3/16/2005 7:08:31 PM | Bill McGinty

Posted on 03/16/2005 6:50:09 PM PST by BykrBayb

Schiavo in 48 hour window

By: Bill McGinty


Video Story

Supporters like the Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the
Christian Defense Coalition say they expect people to
try to enter the Woodside Hospice to “rescue” Terri
Schiavo if her feeding tube is removed. The Pinellas
Park Police has officers stationed in the parking lot
and inside the front doors of the hospice in case those
threats are attempted.

The Florida Legislature is now working on a bill that
Governor Bush says he will sign into law that would
prevent the removal of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube.
The bill should be on the floor for debate by mid-
Friday.

Terri Schiavo has been in what doctors call a
persistent vegetative state since she collapsed from a
heart attack in 1990. Terri’s Schiavo’s husband Michael
Schiavo told a local newspaper that Terri would not
want to live this way and that the government should
stay out of family business.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: euthanasia; forcedexit; murder; schiavo; slipperyslope; terrischiavo
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1 posted on 03/16/2005 6:50:09 PM PST by BykrBayb
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To: BykrBayb
Sounds like the FLorida legislature should also act to deny the authority of Pinellas to pay police officers.

That would divert the cops from the Schiavo issue to their own "feeding tubes"!

2 posted on 03/16/2005 6:52:11 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Whatever's going to be done needs to be done quickly. We don't have much time left.

How long will she survive once the feeding tube is removed?


3 posted on 03/16/2005 6:56:41 PM PST by wk4bush2004
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To: BykrBayb

They are debating this on the HOuse floor right now on c-span


4 posted on 03/16/2005 6:58:50 PM PST by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Chief Justice!)
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To: BykrBayb

God have mercy on us.


5 posted on 03/16/2005 7:01:30 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: Txsleuth

thanx


6 posted on 03/16/2005 7:03:07 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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7 posted on 03/16/2005 7:03:07 PM PST by firewalk
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To: Txsleuth

Is it just the Florida Legislature that's trying to pass a law or is the US Congress working at it too?


8 posted on 03/16/2005 7:04:55 PM PST by wk4bush2004
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To: BykrBayb

........by mid Friday? .....I thought the bill was going to the floor tomorrow.


9 posted on 03/16/2005 7:06:23 PM PST by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: wk4bush2004

This is the US Congress but I was wrong if I said that Barney Frank was opposing it---

It is Jerry Nadler---sorry, but now Sheila Jackson Lee is opposing it---

What a crock--


10 posted on 03/16/2005 7:06:51 PM PST by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Chief Justice!)
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To: All

11 posted on 03/16/2005 7:07:06 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (FreedomLoving_Engineer)
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To: BykrBayb
Hail Terri...

Child of God...

We pray those judicial sinners...

Do not cause the hour of thy death...

Amen !!!

.

12 posted on 03/16/2005 7:07:24 PM PST by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!!)
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To: wk4bush2004

She was able to last 6-7 days on the previous occasion, until the feeding and hydration was restored. However, she is probably in a more weakened state now. But, by the same token, this is a struggle between good and evil; a spiritual war. So she may be able to draw sustenance which we are not able to imagine.

(NO flames please; there is a lot of passion on this issue. I am ringing in with my personal thoughts.)


13 posted on 03/16/2005 7:09:26 PM PST by ZOTnot (Nov 3: 'I WILL NOT gloat'; 'I WILL NOT gloat'; 'I WILL NOT gloat': [4 MORE YEARS!])
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To: ZOTnot

sorry, 'was' = 'were'


14 posted on 03/16/2005 7:11:31 PM PST by ZOTnot (Nov 3: 'I WILL NOT gloat'; 'I WILL NOT gloat'; 'I WILL NOT gloat': [4 MORE YEARS!])
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To: Txsleuth

YOu take that Nadler guy's feeding tube away for 10 minutes and he'll be screaming.


15 posted on 03/16/2005 7:11:41 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: FL_engineer

Sheila Jackson Lee just opposed this bill because she is afraid that down the road it would "interfere with a WOMANS RIGHT TO CHOOSE"--

In other words, the dems are using this as an abortion issue--with them everything is a slippery slope to ban abortions!!!

But they do not care if Terri lives---they want to wait and have hearings and comittee meetings first!!!


16 posted on 03/16/2005 7:11:54 PM PST by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Chief Justice!)
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To: ZOTnot

I hope that people will have hearts and see what's at stake here. I have no idea what that Florida judge and Mr. Schiavo are thinking.

May God forgive them, for they know not what they do.


17 posted on 03/16/2005 7:12:12 PM PST by wk4bush2004
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To: BykrBayb
Today on the Rush Limbaugh Radio Program, Rush talked about "Sanctuary Cities" in America for illegal aliens seeking sanctuary.

If our country is so concerned about those escaping brutal despotic tyranny, shouldn't we be also concerned for a defenseless disabled woman escaping the barbaric death order her evil adulterous husband has lawyered his way into imposing on his wife?

Is it possible for a City Mayor somewhere in Florida to establish a Sanctuary City for the Disabled?

18 posted on 03/16/2005 7:14:03 PM PST by harpo11
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To: harpo11

I really NEED DEEP BREATHING EXCERCISES watching this. Stupid people. All Dems of course.


19 posted on 03/16/2005 7:23:45 PM PST by Lovergirl (Terri..I don't personally know you but I love you. God please save Terri.)
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To: Lovergirl

iF 1000 citizens choose to disobey Greer's edict by carrying water to Terry the prisons in Pinellas will overflow. If 10,000 act with mercy against this immoral judgement the system will collapse.


20 posted on 03/16/2005 7:37:41 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (What you do to the least of these you do also to me. - Jesus)
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To: Txsleuth

Does anybody know what happened in the House? By the time I read this and turned on C-Span, they were getting ready to go to "special orders." They couldn't have had time to vote, so did anybody see what went on?


21 posted on 03/16/2005 7:42:34 PM PST by penowa
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To: RPTMS

Christ have mercy...


22 posted on 03/16/2005 7:47:49 PM PST by dandelion
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To: BykrBayb

this might be a stupid question. If they remove the feeding tube, can she survive? I know that is how she intakes food and water, but can she swallow food on her own? Wouldn't it be a miracle if she lived on her own after they pull the feeding tube? Or is that just ridiculous to think.


23 posted on 03/16/2005 7:49:42 PM PST by queenkathy
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To: penowa

The House did vote. The bill was passed by a voice vote.


24 posted on 03/16/2005 7:50:01 PM PST by mickie
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To: queenkathy

Judge Greer ruled that she's not allowed any food or water by mouth either.


25 posted on 03/16/2005 7:52:29 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: mickie

Thank you Mickie! I never thought of that.


26 posted on 03/16/2005 7:53:12 PM PST by penowa
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To: mickie

Is that it now? is it law?


27 posted on 03/16/2005 7:53:33 PM PST by olliecollie
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To: BykrBayb
Supporters like the Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition say they expect people to try to enter the Woodside Hospice to “rescue” Terri Schiavo if her feeding tube is removed.

Bless them. Surely there ate few hundred men in the Tampa area with a pair and a spine, that will show up to support what Mahoney is cooking up.

28 posted on 03/16/2005 7:54:34 PM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: queenkathy

... and no, that's not at all ridiculous to think she could survive this by eating and drinking on her own. She would need therapy before she can swallow enough to sustain her, but she does swallow.


29 posted on 03/16/2005 7:54:35 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: penowa

There was debating back and forth for about a half an hour--

The dems seemed to oppose it for 3-4 different reasons, in other words they were grasping...

The Reps had Sensenbrenner presenting the bill, with 3 other reps. that are actual medical doctors---each one said that from what they can tell, Terri ISN'T in a persistent vegetative state, and that they feel that her constitutional rights are not being considered---

When the dems kept objecting because they didn't have enough time for endless hearings and meetings, and when the abortion excuse was over, Sensenbrenner made the comment that had congress acted like they are, when the civil rights of black people were being trampled, things would be a whole lot different in America than it is now...

Anyway, the person with the gavel called for a voice vote or yeas and nays and she said the yeas won...she pounded the gavel and it was over..

No roll call vote--so I guess it passed, but I am not as "up" on house procedures as I am senate procedures.

I do know though, that after it was over, Rep. Jim McDermott got up and went ballistic about them "sneaking in a vote on this bill in the dead of night, at the last minute"---

Do you need to know anything else, if so, post back and I will try to answer your questions..


30 posted on 03/16/2005 7:55:10 PM PST by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Chief Justice!)
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To: BykrBayb

Oh I hadn't heard that. Well, that just makes me even more furious! So the intent is to actually kill her. I guess I'm a little slow here. There could still be a miracle. God can do anything. If I were Judge Greer, I'd be careful of mocking God. He has a way of getting His own way. Greer will lose if he decides to box with God.


31 posted on 03/16/2005 7:56:48 PM PST by queenkathy
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To: wk4bush2004

"May God forgive them, for they know not what they do."

Although I appreciate your gracious nature, I do not believe the Lord Jesus' words on the cross are appropriate here. Actually may God damn them, unless they repent, for they know exactly what they are doing.


32 posted on 03/16/2005 7:57:52 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: wk4bush2004

Oh, they know exactly what they are doing.

They are eliminating a witness.


33 posted on 03/16/2005 7:58:41 PM PST by sport
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To: BykrBayb

The Pinellas
Park Police

>>>

Not a group deserving a shred of respect should they do Heil Greer's bidding...


34 posted on 03/16/2005 8:00:32 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: Sola Veritas

They're committing murder.


35 posted on 03/16/2005 8:00:36 PM PST by wk4bush2004
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To: BykrBayb
The Pinellas Park Police has officers stationed in the parking lot and inside the front doors of the hospice in case those threats are attempted.

Florida FReepers, do you need muscle? I can wangle some vacation time if need be. (As an added bonus, it's been my experience that chivalrous Southern men, policemen or no, hesitate to lay rough hands on a sweet-talking eyelash-fluttering blonde woman, no matter how large.)
36 posted on 03/16/2005 8:01:04 PM PST by Xenalyte (My old man's a cotton-pickin' finger-lickin' chicken plucker . . . whadaya think about that?)
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To: queenkathy

I agree.

I've seen God's Sovereign power many times...


37 posted on 03/16/2005 8:01:36 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: Txsleuth

Minor correction: the esteemed Congresswoman's correct name is Sheila Jackass Leech. (I can see how you got confused, though.)


38 posted on 03/16/2005 8:01:49 PM PST by Xenalyte (My old man's a cotton-pickin' finger-lickin' chicken plucker . . . whadaya think about that?)
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To: queenkathy
That is the sad thing. Too many people have no real clue about what the real deal is.

Hopeful thing is tat a lot of people, via the new media, are learning the ugly truth, and doing something.

Find a link on this board to make a call, send an e-mail.

39 posted on 03/16/2005 8:01:55 PM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: ZOTnot

Praying with you, FRiend, as hard as I can.


40 posted on 03/16/2005 8:02:15 PM PST by Xenalyte (My old man's a cotton-pickin' finger-lickin' chicken plucker . . . whadaya think about that?)
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To: BykrBayb
The Florida Legislature is now working on a bill that Governor Bush says he will sign into law that would prevent the removal of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube. The bill should be on the floor for debate by mid- Friday.

Considering that I have rad that her tubes are to be pulled at 1pm Friday, isn't mid Friday a little late for getting it to the floor for debate?

41 posted on 03/16/2005 8:02:39 PM PST by Netizen (jmo)
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To: Txsleuth

Wait until they figure out how Scott Peterson's conviction made their position indefensible. Watching them backpedal furiously should be damn good fun.


42 posted on 03/16/2005 8:02:59 PM PST by Xenalyte (My old man's a cotton-pickin' finger-lickin' chicken plucker . . . whadaya think about that?)
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To: Txsleuth

I thought they were voting on whether to suspend the rules so the bill could be voted on tomorrow.


43 posted on 03/16/2005 8:03:59 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Xenalyte

Dang--I am getting bad with those typos lately, I apologize and promise to do better in the future!!!


44 posted on 03/16/2005 8:04:06 PM PST by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Chief Justice!)
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To: wk4bush2004

I can't speak for George Greer, but I think that given Michael Schiavo's cohabitation with another woman and his fathering of two illegitimate children* on her, we don't actually have to KNOW what he's thinking to know that he's up to no good.

*NOTICE: I am refraining in this post from calling the illegitimate children "bastards," which despite many objections is still the correct term.


45 posted on 03/16/2005 8:04:39 PM PST by Xenalyte (My old man's a cotton-pickin' finger-lickin' chicken plucker . . . whadaya think about that?)
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To: don-o

That's what I'm saying, yo. I'm willing to come from Texas, and I'm just a woman.


46 posted on 03/16/2005 8:05:18 PM PST by Xenalyte (My old man's a cotton-pickin' finger-lickin' chicken plucker . . . whadaya think about that?)
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To: Netizen
her tubes are to be pulled at 1pm Friday

To be clear, She is not hooked up to tubes 24/7.

She has a "port" to her stomach through which nutrition is delivered. She has her meals via tube. Then the tube is removed after the meal is served.

47 posted on 03/16/2005 8:06:31 PM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: queenkathy

Remember, now, before you get all judgemental, poor Michael needs to move on and get closure before he can kill another wife - um, I mean, marry his concubine.

So lay off the poor guy. Until you kill your wife, you have no idea what he's going through.


48 posted on 03/16/2005 8:06:51 PM PST by Xenalyte (My old man's a cotton-pickin' finger-lickin' chicken plucker . . . whadaya think about that?)
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To: Sola Veritas

What you said, and I bet He will, although He won't get nearly as much satisfaction from it as we would.


49 posted on 03/16/2005 8:07:15 PM PST by Xenalyte (My old man's a cotton-pickin' finger-lickin' chicken plucker . . . whadaya think about that?)
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To: Xenalyte

If you can make it, please go. And bring your chicken plucking old man with you. I wish I could be there, but I can't. I'll be there is spirit.


50 posted on 03/16/2005 8:07:28 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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