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Documentary Reveals New Details In Terri Schiavo Case
UC Daily News ^ | February 25, 2009 | Gina Adams

Posted on 02/27/2009 5:47:09 AM PST by BykrBayb

 

DOCUMENTARY REVEALS NEW DETAILS IN TERRI SCHIAVO CASE

 

By Gina Adams

Story Published: Feb 25, 2009 at 5:31 PM CST

Story Updated: Feb 25, 2009 at 5:34 PM CST

The story of Terri Schiavo caused a nationwide uproar that garnered the attention of the worldwide media, the U.S. Congress, and even the office of the President of the United States.

 

The ethical and cultural implications of her case are still being felt throughout society and continue to spark debate.

In the newly-released documentary, The Terri Schiavo Story (Franklin Springs Family Media), previously unexplored facts of the case are revealed through in-depth interviews with participants on both sides of the issue.

Hosted by author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada, who became personally involved in the case in 2005, The Terri Schiavo Story sheds new light on the controversial decision that led to the death of a 41-year-old disabled woman.

In 1990, at the age of 26, Terri Schindler Schiavo suffered a mysterious cardio-respiratory arrest for which no cause has ever been determined.

She was diagnosed with hypoxic encephalopathy - a neurological injury caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Terri was placed on a ventilator, but was soon able to breathe on her own and maintain vital function.

She remained in a severely compromised neurological state and was provided a PEG tube to ensure the safe delivery of nourishment and hydration.

On March 31, 2005, Terri Schindler Schiavo died of marked dehydration following more than 13 days without nutrition or hydration under the order of Circuit Court Judge, George W. Greer of the Pinellas-Pasco's Sixth Judicial Court.

Veteran producer and director Ken Carpenter felt the story deserved to be re-told, but he did not anticipate the amount of new information that would come to light.

"Working on this project made clear to me that we need to keep Terri's story alive. Our children need to know the lines were drawn when our government and court system let Terri die. Knowing the full story - not just what we heard in the media - equips us to address new challenges to our faith."

Joni Eareckson Tada, herself disabled after a diving accident which left her a quadriplegic in a wheelchair and unable to use her hands, says what happened to Terri continues to affect disabled citizens.

"The story remains relevant because there are countless people like Terri Schiavo whose lives are in grave danger because of unclear custody and guardianship laws," says Tada. "Plus, more states (under futile care policy directives) are quietly removing the feeding tubes from brain-injured people when families abandon their responsibilities. Feeding tubes are providing basic care, not medical treatment."

Terri's brother, Bobby Schindler, was interviewed at length in the documentary and is now involved in helping families in similar circumstances through The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation.

Schindler believes the truth about his sister's death has been distorted and hidden - until now.

"Our hope is that people will learn the truth about what happened to Terri," says Schindler, "and realize the atrocity that it was and that anyone who claims that her death was 'peaceful' and 'painless' is lying. It is because of the truly inhumane nature of death by dehydration that when people are killed this way it is always done behind closed doors in the strictest secrecy. I wholeheartedly believe that if the public had been allowed to witness Terri's suffering first hand, the outcry would have deafened Florida and the world."

Tada was on the front lines with Terri's family in 2005, helping lead the protests that eventually landed in the halls of the U.S. Congress. "I hope that people understand that Terri Schiavo's story is really our story," says Tada.

"We have a special obligation to protect the weak and vulnerable in our society. We have a responsibility to uphold their human dignity -- because we are of equal dignity, we are not at each other's disposal. The weak and the vulnerable need their rights safeguarded and protected... we must not allow them to become eroded. For when we do, we are jeopardizing the rights of us all."

Originally produced as an episode for the Joni & Friends television series, Franklin Springs Family Media felt the story was compelling enough to produce as a stand-alone project.

Their decision was recently justified when The Terri Schiavo Story won the Jubliee Award for Best Documentary at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.

Franklin Springs Family Media founder Ken Carpenter believes the documentary should be seen by every church and organization that cares about policies related to the disabled and pro-life issues.

"I hope this film helps us see that our understanding of complex situations such as Terri's should not be rooted in popular opinion, but in biblical standards."

Carpenter took home the Dove Award for Long Form Video in 2007 for Amy Grant's Time Again, and in 2006 for Mark Schultz' A Night of Story and Songs.

Carpenter also recently produced and directed the latest John Tesh television special - John Tesh Alive.

Through his Franklin Films production company, Carpenter has produced projects for many of the leading names in Christian entertainment and ministry, including Michael W. Smith, Compassion International, Steven Curtis Chapman, The Gideons, Jeremy Camp, eHarmony, dcTalk, Integrity Publishers, Mercy Me, Big Idea Productions, Casting Crowns, and many others.

Carpenter launched Franklin Springs Family Media in 2005.

For more information and to view a trailer for the new documentary, click here: www.TheSchiavoStory.com.

For more information on Franklin Springs Family Media,visit: www.FranklinSprings.com.

For more information on The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, visit: www.TerrisFight.org.

For more information on Joni Eareckson Tada, visit: www.JoniandFriends.org.

 

 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: euthanasia; moralabsolutes; prolife; schiavo; terridailies; terrischiavo; whiterose
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To: wagglebee

Obama called the babies “tiny cells”. He was right at the forum w/McCain. When life begins is above his pay grade. Obama is a big death cultist. Their only goal is to line their pockets. The agenda is to experiment and to destroy. So far, Obama’s got an A in destruction. EVERYTHING HE TOUCHES.


101 posted on 03/12/2009 8:51:51 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama was NEVER a moderate. NEITHER is Charlie Crist (an Obama clone))
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To: wagglebee

Fla Guv Crist picks lefty for Fl Supreme Court. (remember Crist, Fla’s major RINO?????). He let Terri die (article at FR. “Charlie Crist Let My Daughter Die”)

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/mar/11/111608/crist-appoints-perry-florida-supreme-court/


102 posted on 03/12/2009 9:03:32 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama was NEVER a moderate. NEITHER is Charlie Crist (an Obama clone))
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To: BykrBayb; Lesforlife; Saundra Duffy

Alan Keyes also tried to help Terri but JEB BUSH refused to meet w/him. JEB BUSH: Pontius Pilate.

http://www.renewamerica.us/ (good stuff today at Keyes’ site).


103 posted on 03/12/2009 9:05:54 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama was NEVER a moderate. NEITHER is Charlie Crist (an Obama clone))
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
The death culters have now openly admitted their desire to pursue the evil of bad sci-fi movies.

Thread by me.

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LONDON, March 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An Oxford University stem cell expert has urged the use of aborted children in organ transplants as a solution to the shortage of available organs. Sir Richard Gardner has called for a feasibility study on the possibility of obtaining organs from the bodies of aborted babies.

He said, "It is probably a more realistic technique in dealing with the shortage of kidney donors than others."

. . .

104 posted on 03/12/2009 4:37:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GonzoII; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; Dante3; 8mmMauser
There are still pockets of sanity in California.

Thread by GonzoII.

“They’re nothing more than a baby-killing organization” Orange County supervisors cut funding to PP

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to rescind a contract with Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties because of the organization’s links to abortion. “I don’t believe the county should be funding abortion, and I don’t believe the county really should be involved in funding an organization who performs about 35 percent of the abortions in the country,” said Supervisor Chris Norby, the Orange County Register reported. . .

105 posted on 03/12/2009 4:40:41 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; Dante3; 8mmMauser
Zero's legacy continues in Illinois.

Thread by me.

Illinois "FOCA" Moves to House Floor - Would Eliminate All Abortion Restrictions in State

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, March 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An Illinois bill enshrining abortion as a "right" and introducing explicit sex education was approved by the Illinois House Human Services Committee yesterday in a 5-2 vote.

HB 2354, proposed by state House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, states that the government shall not "deny or interfere with an individual's right" to abortion and contraception. The bill would nullify or prevent all common-sense legal restrictions on abortion, including health and safety regulations for abortion facilities, informed consent, and parental notification laws. . .

106 posted on 03/12/2009 4:44:06 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

Thanks for the ping!


107 posted on 03/12/2009 8:29:09 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
More on the new documentary about Terri.

Thread by me.

New Terri Schiavo Documentary Gives Facts Media Distorted in Euthanasia Death

St. Petersburg, FL (LifeNews.com) -- A new documentary about the life and death of Terri Schiavo presents facts that the mainstream media distorted. Schiavo was killed in a painful starvation and dehydration euthanasia death over the course of nearly two weeks when her former husband won a court order to kill her.

Though the media maintained the disabled woman was in a persistent vegetative state experts say she was in a minimally conscious state and her family indicated she repeatedly interacted with them.

Now, Franklin Springs Family Media has put out a newly-released documentary called The Terri Schiavo Story that it says provides previously unexplored facts of the case through in-depth interviews with participants in the saga.

The documentary is hosted by author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada, who became personally involved in the case in 2005 and is herself disabled because of a diving accident. . .


108 posted on 03/13/2009 6:07:52 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Jim Robinson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
The Vatican is coming out strongly against Sebelius, but the Archdiocese of Washington is intent on being spineless.

Threads by Jim Robinson and me.

Top Vatican Official Slams Choice of Kathleen Sebelius for Secretary of Health and Human Services

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 13, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The head of the Roman Catholic Church's highest office overseeing Church law has slammed the nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), calling the nomination "the source of greatest embarrassment" to the Catholic Church.

In an interview with Thomas J. McKenna, president of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, strongly supported the means by which the Governor has been disciplined by her bishop because of her public support for abortion. Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann has been strongly critical of Sebelius in the past, publicly admonishing her not to receive Communion, and has called Obama's nomination of the governor "offensive."

"Archbishop Naumann acted with exemplary pastoral charity in the matter, protecting the Body and Blood of Christ from unworthy reception, preventing the Governor from the commission of the most serious sin of sacrilege, and ending the great scandal caused by the Governor's unworthy reception of the Body and Blood of Christ" said Archbishop Burke in the interview. . .

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D.C. archdiocese hedges on Communion for Sebelius

The Archdiocese of Washington is trying to duck a growing debate on whether pro-choice Catholic politicians can take Communion within its boundaries.

The appointment of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, one of the nation's best-known Catholic politicians, to head the Department of Health and Human Services has consumed Catholic blogs and opinionmakers because the nominee has been told by Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., to not take Communion. He would only lift the order, he wrote in a May 9 column in his archdiocesan newspaper, when the governor had "acknowledged the error of her past positions, made a worthy sacramental confession" and made "a public repudiation of her previous efforts and actions in support of laws and policies sanctioning abortion."

The debate heated up Friday when a Catholic web site released an interview of the Vatican's top-ranking American official who said the governor should not be taking Communion anywhere in the country. Archbishop Raymond F. Burke, the prefect for the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court, was asked by a reporter for Catholic Action for Faith and Family if this applied to the Archdiocese of Washington, Mrs. Sebelius' presumed new home. . .

109 posted on 03/13/2009 6:13:37 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: xjcsa; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Michael Steele is proving himself to be a horrible choice to head the RNC.

Thread by xjcsa.

Steele: Abortion an 'individual choice' (interview a must-read)

In an interview with GQ, Michael Steele called abortion an "individual choice" and said the question should be left to the states. . .

110 posted on 03/13/2009 6:17:43 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GonzoII; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser; All
This is repulsive!

Thread by GonzoII.

Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace Funding Pro-Abortion Groups in Mexico

TORONTO, March 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The official international development organization of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is funding groups in Mexico that are pressuring the Mexican government to legalize abortion, LifeSiteNews has learned. The five pro-abortion groups have received $170,000 in total this year from Development and Peace. In an interview with LSN, the Director of International Programs for Development and Peace admitted that the issue of whether or not a group is pro-abortion is not a determining factor in funding. . .

111 posted on 03/13/2009 6:20:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
A great expose of the death culters.

Thread by me.

The Final Exit Network's Shadowy World of Assisted Suicide and Death

Two weeks ago I wrote about "Alleged Assisted Suicide Ring Busted." If you're interested you can find out what my take is on the Final Exit Network.

The New York Times picked up the story thread yesterday.

The assisted suicide lobby has no more faithful friend, no more aggressive advocate or vociferous cheerleader than the Times.

We've long since come to expect that the publication whose motto is "all the news that's fit to print" would only print news about assisted suicide that says it "honors" patient's wishes and avoids having it done "underground or covertly, with hushed tones," as Barbara Coombs Lee, the president of pro-euthanasia Compassion and Choices, told the Times yesterday.

Robbie Brown's "Arrests of Right-to-Die Officials Focus New Attention on Assisted Suicide" is far more balanced than the usual legalize-this-now-or-you-are-an-uncaring-cad malarkey we are accustomed to reading in the Times. . .


112 posted on 03/13/2009 6:22:38 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

Thanks for the ping!


113 posted on 03/13/2009 9:05:27 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

“In an interview with GQ, Michael Steele called abortion an “individual choice” and said the question should be left to the states. . . “

Very disappointing. I just said a prayer for him, and for all concerned, including the UNBORN CHILDREN.

I hope the Holy Spirit will grant him more wisdom.


114 posted on 03/13/2009 9:10:29 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: wagglebee

So predictable!


115 posted on 03/14/2009 11:33:52 AM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
The culture of death truly beliefs that nobody else has ever had to watch a loved one die.

Thread by me.

A Right to Die

Whenever the debate over euthanasia arises, I wonder whether opponents of assisted suicide have ever seen a loved one battle a terminal disease. Written descriptions fall flat in comparison to actually watching a person die in front of you — watching as her body thins and her eyes shrink and recede. You see a face become nothing more than pronounced cheekbones and a receding hairline. It’s difficult to watch; it must be almost unbearable to experience.

The reason I wonder whether critics have ever experienced such a tragic situation is that their arguments often come off as juvenile. Kevin Smith, the executive director of a New Hampshire-based conservative think tank, was recently quoted in The Dartmouth as saying, “Doctors are there to do good … They’re there to help people, not to put people to death” (“Assisted suicide bill proposed,” Feb. 27). Ideally, doctors would not be responsible for ending lives, but this is not an ideal world. Indeed, terminal diseases are about as far from ideal as you can get, and it is both crude and unproductive to frame the euthanasia debate in terms of “good” and “bad” actions. The argument is far more complex than such vague and simple terms. . .

116 posted on 03/15/2009 4:15:16 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GonzoII; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Tiller the Killer's trial starts tomorrow and as of Thursday he was still botching abortions.

Threads by GonzoII and me.

Kan. late-term abortion provider faces trial

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As Tiller Jury Selection Begins, New Video Documenting Botched Abortion Shows Need For Justice

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"We will not be silent.
We are your bad conscience.
The White Rose will give you no rest."

117 posted on 03/15/2009 4:19:03 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; Dante3; 8mmMauser
Archbishop Naumann has written a wonderful editorial on Sebelius.

Thread by me.

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann: Why Sebelius should refrain from communion

As a Catholic priest, my life is dedicated to attempting to bring people to Jesus Christ. In our Catholic faith, we believe that Jesus makes himself uniquely present to us through our reception of the Eucharist.

Catholics, in receiving the Eucharist, profess their faith in the real presence of Jesus as well as their communion with His Church.

Catholics have a personal responsibility not to receive Holy Communion if they have with knowledge and intention committed a grave evil.

While I realize that most readers of The Star do not share my faith in the Eucharist, I share this brief description of Catholic belief to provide the context for my request that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius not receive Holy Communion.

As a bishop, it is my responsibility to protect the integrity of the sacraments as well as the teaching of the Church. . .

118 posted on 03/15/2009 4:22:51 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Eeeeevil Conservative and I were there in Florida. We were in the same hotel with Terri’s parents and brother and were fortunate enough to be able to speak with them and see their heroism, faith, and courage. I am still badly shaken by this whole thing...it was the most horrendous example of evil.


119 posted on 03/15/2009 4:36:06 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


120 posted on 03/15/2009 9:01:18 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee
The death cultists "enjoy" watching people in the dying process. That's the difference. Acceptance and giving comfort are not enjoying or getting a thrill from a death.

The death cultists thrill more offing strangers but brag about their relatives' departure (especially if they helped).

121 posted on 03/16/2009 8:12:26 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Terri's Day March 31, 2009. Remember Terri Schiavo in your neck of the woods.)
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To: wagglebee

BTTT


122 posted on 03/16/2009 1:08:03 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: wagglebee; All

Actress “near death” after skiing accident in Canada. I don’t know where she’s hospitalized. (brain dead and near death).

http://www.nypost.com/seven/03172009/news/worldnews/natasha_richardson_is_brain_dead_160027.htm


123 posted on 03/17/2009 12:23:03 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Terri's Day March 31, 2009. Remember Terri Schiavo in your neck of the woods.)
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To: wagglebee

Terri Schindler had her last sustenance this week four years ago. She was deprived of nutrition and hydration after March 18, 2005. She screamed when she found out the tube was coming out. The cops said never happened. They were nazi cops inside the facility and outside. They even had german shepherds. It was a nightmare daytime and at night. Mikey’s freaky friends came out at night. The other sheriff employees paid for Mikey’s time off so he could play gatekeeper to keep Terri’s fabulous real family away from here.


124 posted on 03/17/2009 12:27:07 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Terri's Day March 31, 2009. Remember Terri Schiavo in your neck of the woods.)
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To: Dante3; BykrBayb; wagglebee; Lesforlife

The account of Terri screaming is on www.youtube.com but I don’t know what the keyword is. I was sitting right there when that interview broke out in front of me. Now it is captured on youtube. I don’t think I’m in the video.


125 posted on 03/17/2009 12:28:46 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Terri's Day March 31, 2009. Remember Terri Schiavo in your neck of the woods.)
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To: wagglebee; BykrBayb
It must have been quite a fall if she's now in a coma. Spose she broke her neck or a hematoma? It didn't say that she hit her head. That would cause a hematoma.

NR is in life support just so her NY relatives can say goodbye and then it appears they are shutting her off.

From the NY Post:

Richardson, who was being treated at a Montreal hospital, is being transported to New York this afternoon so her mom Vanessa Redgrave, two children and other loved ones can say goodbye before she's taken off life-support, friends said. Liam Neeson, husband of the Broadway and screen star, left shooting of his movie in Toronto to rush to Richardson's side in Montreal and now on the trip home. The British-born Richardson, 45, fell during a private lesson at Mont Tremblant resort yesterday and allegedly told resort employees she felt fine. But an hour later, she complained of an extreme headache and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Richardson was on a beginner's slope and reportedly not wearing a helmet when she fell - although headgear is not required. "She did not show any visible sign of injury but the ski patrol followed strict procedures and brought her back to the bottom of the slope and insisted she should see a doctor," said a statement from the resort, which is almost 80 miles northwest of Montreal. "Approximately an hour after the incident Mrs. Richardson was not feeling good." Richardson was initially taken to the Centre Hospitalier Laurentien in Sainte Agathe and was later transferred to Hopital du Sacre-Coeur in Montreal.

126 posted on 03/17/2009 12:32:22 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Terri's Day March 31, 2009. Remember Terri Schiavo in your neck of the woods.)
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To: floriduh voter

Natasha Richardson experienced Canadian health care. The first hospital doesn’t appear to have been for critical care.


127 posted on 03/17/2009 12:36:41 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Terri's Day March 31, 2009. Remember Terri Schiavo in your neck of the woods.)
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To: floriduh voter

I will try to see if I can find it. My computer has been acting up again.


128 posted on 03/17/2009 1:10:38 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Few things have EVER disgusted me this much.

Thread by me.

Couple Sues Quebec Hospital for Not Dehydrating Disabled Infant Daughter to Death

MONTREAL, March 17, 2009 (LifeSIteNews.com) - A Quebec couple have launched a $3.5-million lawsuit against Montreal Children's Hospital for allegedly putting their infant daughter back on artificial food and hydration without their approval.

Marie-Eve Laurendeau gave birth to Phebe Mantha at LaSalle Hospital in November 2007. After a difficult delivery Phebe was transferred to Montreal Children's Hospital in serious condition and put on life support.

According to the lawsuit Laurendeau and Phebe's father, Stephane Mantha, were told by doctors that their daughter had little chance for survival and advised them to take her off respiratory support and hydration, to which they agreed.

After withdrawing respiratory support, however, it was found that Phebe could breathe on her own, and the hospital's ethics committee reversed the parents' decision to withhold fluids and food from their baby. . .

129 posted on 03/17/2009 4:52:25 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GonzoII; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
What a lovely woman.

Thread by GonzoII.

Courageous Mother Delays Chemotherapy Treatment for Cancer, Saves Lives of Twins

LIVERPOOL, March 17, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - While some doctors routinely offer abortion in the case of women who are pregnant and facing cancer treatments, one British housewife has demonstrated that it is not always necessary to make such a difficult situation into a death sentence for the unborn child. Rachel Crossland, a British housewife and mother of six who had been diagnosed with cancer, refused chemotherapy and radiation treatment when she was informed she was 13 weeks pregnant with twins.

The Daily Mail reports that Mrs. Crossland was about to undergo surgery for a malignant tumour on her bladder when she found out she was pregnant. Mrs. Crossland said that doctors pressured her to have her children killed via abortion, saying, "The doctors told me lots of horror stories of what would happen to the babies if I had the treatment while pregnant and I was mortified."

"By then I was 13 weeks into my pregnancy and there was no way I could deal with getting rid of my babies and having to then fight cancer. That was the turning point and I decided I would take a chance."

The twins, Poppy and Saffron, were delivered at 32 weeks by caesarean section and surgeons surgically removed Mrs. Crossland's tumor with only a local anesthetic. She began chemotherapy after the twins were born and is now recovering at home with her husband, Adam, and her children. . .

130 posted on 03/17/2009 4:56:28 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Dante3; Sun; 8mmMauser
At least this death chamber openly advertises their love of death.

Thread by me.

Life Saved in Rockford because of Grotesque Display in Abortion Facility Window

ROCKFORD, Illinois, March 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Grotesque "decorations" in the windows of a notorious Rockford abortion facility, featuring rubber chickens hanging from nooses, led to a life saved, after two young men, disgusted by the display, convinced their pregnant companion to leave the building.

The incident took place last Friday at the Northern Illinois Women's Center in Rockford IL, where two men had brought a 17-year-old female friend for an abortion. Kevin Rilott, a pro-life veteran at the notorious Rockford mill, reports that the young men came out of the building and began conversing with pro-life participants in the 40 Days for Life vigil, as neither of them approved of the abortion. . .

131 posted on 03/17/2009 4:59:36 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Dante3; Sun; 8mmMauser
The death cultists are growing bolder by the day.

Thread by me.

More Oregon Patients Killed Via Assisted Suicide as Activists Infiltrate Hospice

Salem, OR (LifeNews.com) -- The number of assisted suicides in Oregon has increased 30 percent in the last two years and euthanasia activists themselves may have provided the reasons why. It appears members of Compassion & Choices have infiltrated the hospice system and are urging patients to kill themselves. . .

132 posted on 03/17/2009 5:01:57 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; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Terri Schindler had her last sustenance this week four years ago. She was deprived of nutrition and hydration after March 18, 2005. She screamed when she found out the tube was coming out. The cops said never happened. They were nazi cops inside the facility and outside. They even had german shepherds. It was a nightmare daytime and at night. Mikey’s freaky friends came out at night. The other sheriff employees paid for Mikey’s time off so he could play gatekeeper to keep Terri’s fabulous real family away from here.

A chilling reminder . . .


133 posted on 03/17/2009 5:04:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Republic

I don’t think I will ever be the same person since Terri was murdered. Nothing I know of, effected me so deeply as the starving of dear Terri...
Polly


134 posted on 03/17/2009 5:10:12 PM PDT by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: pollywog
Oh yes-I know how your heart feels when you consider that horrific saga; it feels like mine does. Heavy. Frustrated and angered. Worse, betrayed by our system.

That is why, when congress finally got a bill ready demanding that the saga be reviewed by the courts...and our President flew through the night to sign it (he was visiting his ranch in Texas at the time), it impacted me with great understanding of the heart and soul of our leader. And I believe we witnessed greatness.

135 posted on 03/17/2009 5:49:31 PM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: wagglebee

Terri’s case - a true horror story.


136 posted on 03/17/2009 5:59:17 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: All; wagglebee

A couple of euthanasia stories on Wesley J. Smith’s blog:

http://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/

He has met Terri’s parents, btw.


137 posted on 03/17/2009 8:14:30 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


138 posted on 03/17/2009 9:08:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation will be posting the events of four years ago as Terri was being murdered. I will repost them here each day.

Four Years Ago Today, March 18, 2005

Today was Day 1 of
Judge George W. Greer's court ordered slow death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo.  Over the next 18 days we will post stories of the events that occurred on each of those days. We offer this not only in respect for Terri's memory, but a reminder that in this moment countless people are suffering slow, agonizing deaths in hospice, nursing homes, and hospitals in America and around the world.

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Congressional Intervention Fails to Spare Terri Schiavo

From March 18, 2005 (World Net Daily)

Not yet availableDoctors removed Terri Schiavo's feeding tube carrying out her estranged husband's requested court order allowing the brain-damaged woman to starve to death over the objections of her parents.

Barring an intervention, Terri Schiavo is expected to live another week to 10 days.

Reports conflict over whether Michael Schiavo was present when the tube was removed.

(continue reading . . .)


139 posted on 03/18/2009 4:50:09 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
And yet another nation has fully embraced the culture of death.

Thread by me.

Luxembourg Legalizes Euthanasia

LUXEMBOURG, March 18, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Luxembourg has enacted legislation to legalise euthanasia, thereby becoming the third European country, after the Netherlands and Belgium, to permit the intentional killing of dying or otherwise vulnerable people.

The Palliative Care/Euthanasia bill was published in the Official Journal on Tuesday and provides that doctors who carry out euthanasia and assisted suicides will not face "penal sanctions" or civil lawsuits. . .

140 posted on 03/18/2009 4:53:01 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GonzoII; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Dante3; Sun; 8mmMauser; All
Remind me again how many Zero apologists insisted that he would not push for more abortion.

Thread by GonzoII.

Pro-Life Groups' New Web Site Responds to Obama Ditching Abortion Protections

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A coalition of pro-life groups has launched a new web site to respond to President Barack Obama's proposal to rescind protections for pro-life medical centers and professionals. The new Freedom2Care.org makes it easier for pro-life advocates to respond to the decision.

As LifeNews.com has reported, Obama has proposed removing the protections that provided better enforcement for existing conscience laws for medical professionals. . .

141 posted on 03/18/2009 4:56:21 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GonzoII; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Dante3; Sun; 8mmMauser; All
America's economy is as fragile as it's been in 30 years, so Zero decides that it's a good idea to BORROW money from the Chicoms and then GIVE it back to the Chicoms so they can murder more babies.

Thread by me.

Obama Admin Sends UN Population Fund $50 Million, Abortion Backers Want More

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The American economy is in turmoil but the Obama administration sent a $50 million check yesterday to the United Nations Population Fund. That's the pro-abortion group that has been accused of supporting and working in concert with Chinese family planning officials.

There, the Chinese population control program has relied on forced abortions, involuntary sterilizations and other human rights abuses to enforce its rule that most couples may have no more than one child. . .

"We will not be silent.
We are your bad conscience.
The White Rose will give you no rest."

142 posted on 03/18/2009 5:00:35 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

We have posters on FR who insist he is not too bad, even better than some of the GOP candidates.


143 posted on 03/18/2009 5:11:49 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3

Then their reference point for “bad” must be pretty severe. In the history of the world, I cannot think of any fairly elected head of state who has been worse.


144 posted on 03/18/2009 5:16:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


145 posted on 03/19/2009 7:24:29 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Today's update from the  Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation:

Four Year Ago Today, March 19, 2005

Today was Day 2 of
Judge George W. Greer's court ordered slow death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo.  Over the next 18 days we will post stories of the events that occurred on each of those days. We offer this not only in respect for Terri's memory, but a reminder that in this moment countless people are suffering slow, agonizing deaths in hospice, nursing homes, and hospitals in America and around the world.

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Terri’s Family Kept in the Dark Outside the Hospice

From March 19, 2005 (Florida Baptist Witness)


A small crowd penned in by orange fencing in front of Woodside Hospice protested quietly Mar. 18, while inside, somewhere after 3 p.m. EST, the mechanism that
allowed 41-year-old Terri Schiavo be connected to a feeding tube twice a day to receive food and nourishment, was removed on a judge’s order.

"They have removed the tube," a family member told Florida Baptist Witness at 4 p.m. Michael Vitadamo, whose wife, Suzanne (pictured), is Terri’s sister, had just returned to a small building across the street from the semi-secluded hospice facility.

(continue reading . . .)

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I have also posted a thread from Life News about Terri's murder.

Terri Schiavo's Painful Deprivation of Food and Water Began Four Years Ago

Clearwater, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo's painful 13 day-long euthanasia death began four years ago yesterday and her eventual euthanasia death still sparks a controversial debate. After several years fighting to protect their daughter's right to live, Terri's parents were told to leave, unable to be with their daughter as her estranged husband began the process that killed her. . .


146 posted on 03/19/2009 5:05:26 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: kellynla; All
The largest poinsettia grower in the country is one of Big Murder's major donors, now it looks like winemakers do the same.

Thread by kellynla.

Winemakers Give Financial Support to Planned Parenthood

FRONT ROYAL, Va., March 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Do you drink wine? Millions of people do, but most are unaware of the fact that many winemakers give financial support to Planned Parenthood, the world's leading pro-abortion behemoth.

"I like a glass of wine every now and then," said Thomas C. Strobhar, chairman of Life Decisions International. "I am appalled that so many winemakers fund the Culture of Death. I urge my fellow pro-life activists to let winemakers know that they have a 'choice.' They may continue to fund Planned Parenthood and lose a lot of business to competitors or they may stop funding Planned Parenthood and reap the benefits that come from happy consumers."

. . .

147 posted on 03/19/2009 5:09:14 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Faith; Salvation; MountainFlower; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; ...
Please try to check out the 40 Days for Life Prayer threads.

Thanks to Faith, MountainFlower, Salvation and everyone else for these wonderful threads.

Lives are being saved EVERY DAY!

40 DAYS FOR LIFE - Day 13 (Pray to End Abortion in America)

40 DAYS FOR LIFE - Day 14 (Pray to End Abortion in America)

40 DAYS FOR LIFE - Day 15 (Pray to End Abortion in America)

40 DAYS FOR LIFE - Day 16 (Pray to End Abortion in America)

40 DAYS FOR LIFE - DAY 17 (Pray to End Abortion in America)


148 posted on 03/19/2009 5:17:22 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

Thanks for the ping!


149 posted on 03/19/2009 8:29:01 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

MURDER BY COMMITTEE.


150 posted on 03/20/2009 12:48:37 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Terri's Day March 31, 2009. Remember Terri Schiavo in your neck of the woods.)
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