Skip to comments.House Votes to Move Schiavo Case
Posted on 03/16/2005 10:20:58 PM PST by FairOpinion
The U.S. House passed legislation late yesterday to delay removal of the feeding tube that is keep- ing alive a brain-damaged woman whose husband has been given permission by a state court to allow her to die.
The House bill, passed on a voice vote, would move such a case to federal court. Federal judges have twice turned down efforts by Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, to move the case out of Florida courts, citing a lack of jurisdiction.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate are introducing a separate bill to give Schiavo and her family standing in federal court, and they hope it can be debated today, a GOP aide said.
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Praying extra hard tonight.
I am praying.
Bet Michael isn't getting a heck of a lot of sleep tonight.
Pay for what?
Would you ask that question if it were you?
The parents want to take Terri home and care for her.
All she has is a feeding tube, it's not like she is on a lung machine and so on.
The courts way back when should have ruled to appoint Terri's parents as her guardians, because her husband doesn't have her best interests at heart. This should have been an issue of guardianship.
Terri is NOT in the hospital now, she is at a hospice, and there was some insurance settlement which is paying for it, that's why her husband wants to kill her off, so the taxpayers are NOT supporting her.
Also, the parents want to take her home and care for her.
And the difference is ???
There is a huge difference in cost, which is what you were focusing on, probably a couple of orders of magnitude.
My father had Alzheimer's. It is one thing to DNR someone who physically cannot breath on their own. It is quite something else to deny food to a human who can in fact breath on their own. Children cannot feed themselves. Do we not have a moral and ethical responsibility to take care of our people who cannot care for themselves? Does this only apply towards children? Are you willing to let the Bureaucratic Inhumanity to control our basic right to live? If there are those who will take care of her, get out of the way and let them do so.
I am just wondering?
Actually, I almost died.....
I was born in 1957 and I was fat and happy... 8lb
then, I got fed and I puked and got fed and puked and then got fed and puked....
by 10 days, I was half the weight.
I had, Pyloric Stenosous [sic], the Nurse who was caring for my 2 week old body, had her son die of the same thing a month or two earlier. I was lucky, I got sliced open and cured and to this day... every Nurse and Doc asks,
At any rate, here I alive and well.
I always wanted her to live, but what is living?
Actually, yes they are. Judge Greer allowed Schiavo to use Terri's trust money to fund his bid to remove her feeding tube. Only about $50,000 is left and she's considered indigent and is on Medicaid/Medicare.
Rather ironic that her money was used to pay Felos. And nasty too.