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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

People are moving out of California, Florida... maybe Illinois soon. Illinois gave us our very own hitler-talk show guest.


151 posted on 03/20/2009 12:50:47 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: freepertoo
The country started its spiral downward when they tortured Terri and her family. So many said, "there goes the country" and they were right. I said "Fla should be punished but was quoted that there would not be an organized boycott but Fla would be punished.

It has come to pass.

152 posted on 03/20/2009 12:53:56 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
INTERVIEW at youtube. Sipos interviews Atty Weller. I was sitting in a cbs canvas chair behind Weller. We weren't exhausted on day one but law enforcement, the insurmountable task, Jeb stringing everyone along over the airwaves and more took its toll.

Terri had a beautiful Mass however. There were tons of tears. Legislators were there. Glenn Beck and his wife were there. People were listening outside who didn't get in. There are photos from the service.

Terri was the FIRST AMERICAN NOT CONVICTED OF A CRIME TO BE EXECUTED BY THE STATE/I.E. THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM. History making...

153 posted on 03/20/2009 1:17:29 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 youtube link (for last post).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KPCsUBr6X4


154 posted on 03/20/2009 1:18:34 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: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Today's update from the  Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation:

Four Years Ago Today, March 20, 2005

Today was Day 3 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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Senate Passes Bill That Could Save Schiavo

From March 20, 2005 (Florida Baptist Witness)

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Sunday afternoon that could save Terri Schiavo’s life, sending it to the House, which is Not yet availableexpected to vote on it after midnight.

The plan had been for the House to take up the bill first, but when House Democrats objected early Sunday afternoon, the Senate decided to take it up. It passed there on a voice vote.

If it passes the House unamended, it will go to President Bush, who has said he will sign it. If the bill is amended, it will go back to the Senate, where it must pass again before it goes to Bush.

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And I have posted a thread about Terri from Wesley J. Smith's blog:

Wesley J. Smith: Terri Schiavo Was Not a Carrot

The use of the "V-word" continues to be used in the most "enlightened" places. Today, it is an interview with health author Jane Brody in the NYT about her new book on planning for death. From the interview:

Q: When is the right time to start planning for death?

A: Start thinking about it when it's unlikely to happen any time soon. It's much easier to do it then. It's less painful. Get it out of the way. Many people are saying, "I'm going to take action now while I still feel good and I'm still healthy." You don't have to be old. If you recall, Terri Schiavo was 26 when she suffered a heart attack that deprived her brain of oxygen and left her a living vegetable for 15 years, at great cost and trauma to her family.
Terri Schiavo was not a carrot or a turnip. She was a human being with a profound cognitive disability. Calling her a "V" demeans her and dehumanizes her moral worth as a human being--just as the odious "N-word" does people with dark skin. It should never be used among enlightened people. Indeed, we need to grow as a culture so that anyone using it is treated with the same disdain by polite society as we do now to anyone who uses the crude "N" epithet.


155 posted on 03/20/2009 4:40:20 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

bttt


156 posted on 03/20/2009 4:41:08 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: SErtelt; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Steven Ertelt has posted a story and a thread about a truly sickening situation.

Woman Makes Daughter Have Abortion, Puts Baby's Body in Trash

Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- A Florida woman has been arrested and charged in connection with a case involving her forcing her teenager daughter to have an abortion. Tonuya Rainey, 38, allegedly obtained drugs from an abortion center to make her daughter have an abortion and then threw the body of the unborn child in the trash. . .

157 posted on 03/20/2009 4:45:23 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
A great commentary on the difference between those who value life and those who don't.

Thread by me.

A Tale of Two Stories, or When Villains Become Victims

March 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This past Tuesday we ran two extraordinary stories - albeit extraordinary for very disparate reasons - that I gleefully stacked one on top of the other on the homepage. The intended effect was that the two should, by their very oppositeness, come into conflict and that the bad be revealed in the fullness of its badness, and the good in the fullness of its goodness; and I believe the tactic was successful.

The first had to do with a mother of six children who, at the same time that she found out she had a malignant cancerous tumor on her bladder and would have to undergo surgery and chemotherapy, also found out that she was 14 weeks pregnant with twins. Her physicians advised her to have her children killed, as physicians are wont to do in our enlightened era; but in the end she opted for the nobler road, and risked her life by refusing the treatment (which would likely have killed or severely harmed the twins) until after the children were born.

Her babies safely brought into the world via caesarean section at 32 weeks gestation, the courageous mother was treated for cancer. The treatment was deemed successful, and the story has a happy ending, in every possible way. This was a good story, and it was a pleasure to print.

The other story, strangely enough, also has a happy ending, and yet nevertheless stands in grotesque opposition to the first.

A child was born to a couple in Quebec, but was found to be gravely ill. Eventually a hopeless diagnosis was made, and the decision was made to remove life support, including artificial respiration and food and hydration. However, an apparent miracle then occurred: it was found that this infant girl, by the name of Phebe, could breathe on her own.

The hospital ethics committee then took the revolutionary step of doing what ethics committees are meant to do and ordered that food and hydration be immediately resumed: and - thanks be to God - the girl's life was saved. She is now fifteen months old, and suffers from cerebral palsy and other significant health problems. Nevertheless, she appears to be altogether a contented child, and is most certainly not a dead one. This is a mostly happy ending, but for one detail - little Phebe's parents wish she were dead. And to make the point perfectly clear they are suing the hospital for $3.4 million for having kept their daughter alive without their consent. . .

158 posted on 03/20/2009 4:49:34 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SErtelt; All
Another great institution destroyed by the culture of death.

Story/thread by Steven Ertelt.

Notre Dame U. Allows Pro-Abortion President Obama to Give Commencement

South Bend, IN -- Leading pro-life Catholics are calling on Notre Dame University to rescind its invitation to pro-abortion President Barack Obama, who is slated to give the college's commencement address to graduation seniors on May 17. They say a Catholic college should not be giving a platform to an abortion advocate.

Joe Scheidler, a Notre Dame graduate and the founder of the Pro-Life Action League, is outraged that his alma mater would allow Obama to address graduates of what is supposed to be an institution of higher learning steeped in the Catholic traditions. . .

159 posted on 03/20/2009 4:51:59 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!


160 posted on 03/20/2009 8:48:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: floriduh voter
Terri was the FIRST AMERICAN NOT CONVICTED OF A CRIME TO BE EXECUTED BY THE STATE/I.E. THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

You are so right. Her brutal and cruel THIRTEEN DAY EXECUTION was a result of the most shallow and unsubstantiated garbage in the history of a corrupt judge ordering a death sentence. Judge Greer joins the ranks of mike schiavo the monster and george felos the vampire as judge greer the executioner.

161 posted on 03/21/2009 8:33:45 AM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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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 Years Ago Today, March 21, 2005

Today was Day 4 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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House Passes Schiavo Bill

From March 21, 2005 (CNN)

Bush signs bill into law

Not yet availableFollowing more than three hours of passionate debate on Capitol Hill, the U.S. House early Monday passed a bill on 203 to 58 vote that transfers jurisdiction of the Terri Schiavo case to a U.S. district court for a federal judge to review.

Although highly partisan, 47 Democrats joined 156 Republicans in voting for the bill.

President Bush put his signature on the bill within an hour of passage, and an attorney for Schiavo's parents raced to district court to file a lawsuit and restraining order under the new law.

(continue reading . . .)


162 posted on 03/21/2009 4:46:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SolidWood; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
This is an abomination!

Thread by SolidWood.

British medics let baby die after court ruling (against parents' will)

LONDON (AFP) — A seriously ill British baby boy died on Saturday, the day after his parents lost a legal battle to force doctors to keep him alive.

The parents wanted medics to keep treating their son -- who had a rare metabolic disorder, was brain damaged and had suffered respiratory failure -- but doctors said he had no prospect of recovery and was in intolerable pain.

A hearing at the Court of Appeal on Friday to resolve the dispute backed the doctors although judges voiced the "deepest sympathy" for the mother and father of the nine-month-old boy. . .

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

163 posted on 03/21/2009 4:48:37 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

164 posted on 03/21/2009 7:21:45 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: wagglebee

165 posted on 03/21/2009 7:26:41 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


166 posted on 03/21/2009 9:21:14 PM 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 Years Ago Today, March 22, 2005

Today was Day 5 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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ABC, CBS and NBC Evening News Coverage Favors Those Who Would Stop Feeding Disabled Woman

From March 22, 2005 (Media Research Center)


Slanting the News Against Terri Schiavo

A new Media Research Center study finds the three broadcast network evening newscasts have tilted their recentNot yet available coverage of the Terri Schiavo case in ways that bolster her husband Michael’s arguments that the severely disabled woman is in an irreversible vegetative state and had clearly expressed a desire to die. But network reporters have attempted to debunk arguments made by her parents — namely that some doctors believe she could be helped and that Mrs. Schiavo, a Catholic, would not want her feeding tube disconnected.

MRC analysts looked at all 31 evening news stories aired from Thursday, March 17, when the impending removal of Mrs. Schiavo’s feeding tube put her case back in the news, through Monday, March 21.

(continue reading . . .)


167 posted on 03/22/2009 4:48:10 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; ...
A very well-written commentary on why religious people MUST continue to fight for life.

Thread by me.

A Question of Life or Death: Church-State Conflicts in the United States

ROME, MARCH 22, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The election of President Barack Obama in the United States was preceded by an acrimonious debate over whether Catholics could support who some regarded as an anti-life candidate, but whom others defended as being essentially pro-life.

Political campaigns aside, the first weeks of the new administration are revealing a worrying anti-life pattern. Shortly after taking office, Obama repealed an executive order that denied federal government funds to organizations that promote abortion overseas, reported the New York Times on Jan. 24.

The so-called Mexico City policy came into force in 1984 when President Ronald Reagan imposed the ban. President Bill Clinton lifted it a couple of days after taking office in 1993, and then President George W. Bush restored it after he took office in 2001.

Subsequently the nomination of Governor Kathleen Sebelius as head the Department of Health and Human Services raised a storm of controversy. Sebelius, a Catholic, was requested to abstain from presenting herself from receiving Communion last year by Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City due to her support for abortion, reported the KansasCity.com site on May 9, last year.

In his March 6 column for the weekly Catholic newspaper, the Leaven, Archbishop Naumann said that, while recognizing the positive contributions of Sebelius, she "has been an outspoken advocate for legalized abortion."

. . .

168 posted on 03/22/2009 4:51:02 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
I posted a piece from Wesley J. Smith's blog about how dangerous the culture of death is becoming.

"Suicides R Us" Franchises Soon to be Available: Former UK Health Minister Wants Suicide Clinics

I remember seeing the movie Soylent Green in the early 70s. One of the shocks of the film has E.G. Robinson's character leaving a note to Charlton Heston that he was "going home," which turned out to be death via a euthanasia clinic. As I recall, the idea that society would become so crass and abandoning as to permit clinics where people would go to be killed was seen as beyond the pale.

Well, in the 1990s, Kevorkian urged the establishment of suicide/euthanasia clinics. Many laughed that off as advocacy from a fringe kook--even though he had better poll numbers than Barack Obama does today. . .

169 posted on 03/22/2009 4:53:56 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

BUMP


170 posted on 03/22/2009 5:16:13 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the update.


171 posted on 03/22/2009 5:17:04 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


172 posted on 03/22/2009 8:16:03 PM 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 Years Ago Today, March 23, 2005

Today was Day 6 of Judge George W. Greer's court ordered slow death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Over the next two weeks 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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U.S. Judge Rejects Feeding-Tube Appeal in Schiavo Case

From March 23, 2005 (International Herald Tribune)

Not yet availableA federal judge refused Tuesday to order the re-insertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, denying an emergency request from the brain-damaged Florida woman's parents.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge James Whittemore (pictured) came after feverish action by President George W. Bush and Congress on legislation allowing her contentious case to be reviewed by federal courts.

The judge said the 41-year-old woman's parents had not established a "substantial likelihood of success" at trial on the merits of their arguments.

The tube was disconnected Friday on the orders of a state judge in Florida.

(continue reading . . .)

_____________________________________________________________

Also, I have posted a thread of a LifeNews article on Wesley Smith's weekend blog regarding Terri.

Despite Medical Facts, Some Continue to Refer to Terri Schiavo as a Vegetable

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- New York Times health columnist Jane Brody is coming under fire for referring to Terri Schiavo as a vegetable in a recent interview. The comment has one bioethicist upset -- saying the term neither confers the dignity and humanity patients deserve nor is medically accurate.

Speaking the need for elderly people and terminally ill patients to begin planning for death, Brody told the Times that it is never to early to begin considering end-of-life plans.

"You don't have to be old. If you recall, Terri Schiavo was 26 when she suffered a heart attack that deprived her brain of oxygen and left her a living vegetable for 15 years, at great cost and trauma to her family," she said.

But Wesley J. Smith, a noted author and attorney, considers the comments a catachresis and that the term "vegetable" is an offense similar to racial slurs. . .


173 posted on 03/23/2009 4:18:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Sub-Driver; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Zero continues to push death everywhere he can.

Thread by Sub-Driver.

U.S. court tells FDA to rethink Plan B contraceptive [to 17-year-olds without a prescription]

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Monday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to reconsider its decisions on the sale of the Plan B emergency contraceptive and ordered its producer to make the pills available to 17-year-olds without a prescription.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in a 52-page ruling, said its order to make Plan B available to 17-year-olds under the same conditions it is currently available to older women must be complied with within 30 days. . .

174 posted on 03/23/2009 4:20:51 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: laotzu
Texas is looking for ways to excuse post-birth abortions.

Thread by laotzu.

'Kill Your Baby' Bill Introduced

A measure introduced in the Legislature would make Texas the first state in the country to essentially allow women to kill their newborn babies, and face relatively minor punishment for it.

State Rep Jessica Farrar (D-Houston), has introduced a bill to create a new crime called 'infanticide.'

It would allow postpartum mental disorder to be sued as an affirmative defense against a murder charge, if a mother murders a child 12 months old or less.

Under Farrar's bill, if jurors find a mother guilty of murder, they could take testimony about postpartum issues into consideration during the punishment phase of the trial.

If jurors find that the mother's 'judgment was impaired because of childbirth of lactation,' they could then judge her guilty not of murder but of 'infanticide,' which would carry a punishment of no more than two years in a state jail.

Murder is a Class A felony, punishable by up to 99 years in prison. In the case of a mother who kills a child, that time is now spent in the state's maximum security prison for women in Gatesville.

Farrar says postpartum depression is recognized as a legal defense in 29 nations worldwide.

175 posted on 03/23/2009 4:23:29 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!


176 posted on 03/23/2009 8:22:53 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

177 posted on 03/24/2009 6:27:43 AM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: wagglebee
Thanks for spreading the word about this, and the many other related causes.

The depravity that exists in the human mind is terrifying, sickening, and embarrassing.

Lord, please forgive us.

178 posted on 03/24/2009 6:48:22 AM PDT by laotzu
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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 Years Ago Today, March 24, 2005

Today was Day 7 of Judge George W. Greer's court ordered slow death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Over the next two weeks 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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Schiavo Parents Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

From March 24, 2005 (CNN)

Gov. Bush's effort returns to court that ordered tube removal

A lawyer for Mary and Bob Schindler -- who are fighting to have their daughter Terri Not yet availableSchiavo's feeding tube reinserted -- filed an appeal late Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court, which in the past has refused to hear the case.

The parents' appeal to the nation's highest court came hours after a federal court in Atlanta twice rejected appeals seeking reinsertion of the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube.

(continue reading . . .)


179 posted on 03/24/2009 4:43:54 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; ...
Abortion has caused over 15 million deaths in the black community, yet the NAACP's outrage only comes when this is compared to slavery.

Thread by me.

Mike Huckabee Compares Abortion to Slavery, NAACP Leader Upset by Remarks

Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) -- Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee compared abortion to slavery during a speaking engagement at a recent pro-life event. However, his comments are drawing criticism from a leader of the NAACP, the nation's largest civil rights group.

During a Monday speech for the Missouri-based Vitae Caring Foundation, which creates and sponsors pro-life television advertisements across the country, Huckabee made the remarks.

Huckabee said that, when the United States abolished slavery, it got rid of the concept that one person had the powerful life and death decision over another. he said such a decision was wrong when it came to slavery and equally wrong with regard to abortion.

"What are we saying to the generation coming after us when we tell them that it is perfectly OK for one person to own another human being?" Huckabee said. . .

180 posted on 03/24/2009 4:46:24 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SErtelt; kellynla; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Either Notre Dame or Zero blinks or there is a good chance the world will see a huge pro-life demonstration.

Threads by SErtelt and kellynla.

Bishop Won't Attend Notre Dame Commencement Over Pro-Abortion Obama Invite

South Bend, IN -- Bishop John M. D'Arcy who oversees the part of Indiana that includes the University of Notre Dame says he will not attend the Catholic college's commencement because it invited pro-abortion President Barack Obama. The president will be receiving an honorary doctorate and speaking to graduates.

The decision by Notre Dame to invite Obama and UNF president John Jenkins decision to defend the invitation has sparked national outrage within the pro-life Catholic community. . .

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Pro-Lifers Plans at Notre Dame: Keep Obama from Speaking

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue:

A Press Conference will be held at the Washington Press club on Wednesday, March 25, to unveil plans to prevent President Obama from Speaking at Notre Dame's commencement on May 17. . .

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

181 posted on 03/24/2009 4:53:11 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
This is too sick for words.

Thread by me.

EU Countries Must Use Embryos Instead of Animals for Testing: Proposed Directive

BRUSSELS, March 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A proposed new directive from the European Commission (EC) will drastically restrict the use of animals in laboratory testing, and certain toxicology tests on animals will be permitted only after alternative methods, including research on tissue taken from human embryos, has proved fruitless, reports the Catholic Herald.

In its coverage of the issue, the Herald quotes a report accompanying the EC directive that says, "The establishment of human embryonic stem cells in 1998 raised hopes in many research areas, including the development of alternatives to animal experiments." The report says that human embryonic research is a "powerful alternative to animal tests."

The directive instructs member states to adopt "the 3Rs principles: Replacement, Reduction and Refinement" to animal testing. If the directive is approved by MEPs next month it will be binding on all 27 EU member states.

182 posted on 03/24/2009 4:55:37 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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183 posted on 03/24/2009 8:46:30 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee
Today's update from the  Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation:

Four Years Ago Today, March 25, 2005

Today was Day 8 of Judge George W. Greer's court ordered slow death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Over the next two weeks 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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A Turning Point in the Culture War


From March 25, 2005 (WorldNetDaily)


By David Limbaugh

Not yet availableTerri Schiavo's medical condition is in dispute, she left no living will, we don't know her present wishes, and yet the courts are ordering that her husband has the right to kill her? This outrage simply couldn't happen in a culture that considered human life sacred.

"Objection," you say. "The courts are exhibiting their ultimate respect for life by carrying out the wishes of a person to terminate her own life and die with dignity."

(continue reading . . .)


184 posted on 03/25/2009 4:33:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Today's update from the  Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation:

Four Years Ago Today, March 25, 2005

Today was Day 8 of Judge George W. Greer's court ordered slow death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Over the next two weeks 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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A Turning Point in the Culture War


From March 25, 2005 (WorldNetDaily)


By David Limbaugh

Not yet availableTerri Schiavo's medical condition is in dispute, she left no living will, we don't know her present wishes, and yet the courts are ordering that her husband has the right to kill her? This outrage simply couldn't happen in a culture that considered human life sacred.

"Objection," you say. "The courts are exhibiting their ultimate respect for life by carrying out the wishes of a person to terminate her own life and die with dignity."

(continue reading . . .)


185 posted on 03/25/2009 4:34:07 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; ...
Tiller the Killer now claims that the Kansas Medical Board told him how to get around the wall.

Thread by me.

George Tiller Testifies, Says State Medical Board OKd Him Doing Illegal Abortions

Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Taking the stand in his own defense, embattled late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller defended himself on state charges of 19 counts of doing illegal late-term abortions. Tiller said during the trial that the head of the state medical board authorized him to use a second physician who worked for him. . .
186 posted on 03/25/2009 4:36:53 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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187 posted on 03/25/2009 8:55:11 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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188 posted on 03/26/2009 7:10:56 AM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Lesforlife

Have you got the picture of the young boy being arrested for trying to take Terri a bottle of water? I can’t seem to locate it.


189 posted on 03/26/2009 7:14:04 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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190 posted on 03/26/2009 7:14:37 AM PDT by Lesforlife
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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 Years Ago Today, March 26, 2005

Today was Day 9 of Judge George W. Greer's court ordered slow death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo. Over the next two weeks 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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'Do Something' Terri Schiavo's Mom Begs Governor

From March 26, 2005 (FBW)

Not yet availableStanding with her family before reporters Good Friday evening, Terri Schiavo's mother sent a terse plea to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (pictured) urging him to intervene to save her daughter's life.

"Gov. Bush, you have the power to save my daughter. It's been seven days, please do something," Mary said stoically in a very brief statement outside the Pinellas Park hospice where her daughter is now in her eighth day of being starved and dehydrated per a court order which was enacted March 18.

(continue reading . . .)


191 posted on 03/26/2009 4:36:49 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Stoat; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
One would think that women already know that they are allowed to kill their babies.

Thread by Stoat.

UK: As teenage pregnancies soar, the Government's answer... abortion ads on television

Abortion clinics are to be allowed to advertise on television and radio for the first time.

Condom manufacturers will also be permitted to broadcast advertisements at any time of the day or night.

At present they are banned from advertising before the 9pm watershed except on Channel 4, where the cut-off is 7.30pm.

The proposals by the Advertising Standards Authority will give Britain among the world's most liberal broadcasting regimes on sexual health services.

The watchdog claims it is responding to Government calls for action to combat rising teenage pregnancy. . .

192 posted on 03/26/2009 4:40:55 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: anniegetyourgun; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
The more reprehensible the sin, the more the left takes "pride" in it.

Thread by anniegetyourgun.

Bioethicist calls for an 'Abortion Pride Movement'

In our youth, some of us may have been awarded honor roll car stickers that gave us great pride. Others might have marched in a St. Patrick’s Day parade proudly displaying our Irish heritage. One bioethicist, Jacob Appel, wants to take prideful behavior to a new level with his call for an “Abortion Pride Movement.”

Appel, an Ivy League-educated lawyer and medical historian, recently wrote that “the moment is ripe—more than ripe—for an Abortion Pride Movement.” He believes such a movement is necessary because women should “feel comfortable expressing public pride in their brave and wise choices.” Along with glorifying abortion, Appel has in the past contemplated a market for the fetal organs of abortion victims. With Appel having such radical beliefs, it is truly laughable that he is a bioethicist. . .

193 posted on 03/26/2009 4:44:42 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: NYer; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; Dante3; 8mmMauser
6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God. 10 Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: 12 Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you. 13 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.
Matthew 5:6-15

Thread by NYer.

Taking on Goliath (20 year old working covert ops to expose abortion clinics)

If you think the pro-life movement has run out of energy and new ideas, you should meet Lila Rose. You may not know her name, but you very likely have seen the media coverage of her various sting operations at Planned Parenthood clinics around the country.

Rose is 20 years old, but she is already entering her fourth year of covert operation, as it were, exposing the underhanded -- and, in some cases, potentially illegal -- practices at abortion clinics run by Planned Parenthood. She has already made appearances on The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity's America.

Posing as an underage pregnant girl, Rose has taken concealed audio and video equipment into these clinics. First, she makes sure the clinic personnel know she is underage and that the baby's father is an older man, repeating his name clearly. By law, the clinic personnel must then notify the police that the alleged father has had sex with a minor.

But in every case, the counselors at Planned Parenthood have brushed aside the sexual abuse of a minor and failed to contact the police. The Arizona attorney general recently opened an investigation of a Tucson Planned Parenthood clinic based upon Rose's footage. . .

194 posted on 03/26/2009 4:49:55 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
As Tiller the Killer's trial reaches it's conclusion, we find out that he murders at least 250 VIABLE (i.e. they could live OUTSIDE the womb) each year and personally earns nearly $700,000 per year just on this portion of his butchery.

Thread by me.

Verdict in George Tiller Late-Term Abortion Trial Expected Friday, Witnesses Done

Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Attorneys for late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller finished questioning witnesses on Thursday as both sides prepare to present their closing arguments tomorrow. The case involves 19 charges against Tiller for allegedly violating the state's laws regulating law-term abortions.

~snip~

Tiller admitted that he profited financially by Neuhaus consulting with his patients. He estimated that he did 250-300 post-viability abortions in 2003 at an average cost of $6,000. He said that without Neuhaus' help, he would not have been able to do those abortions.

He told the court that his overhead is 62% of the fees generated by his clinic. His salary is 38% of the gross income of his clinic. Tiller never said how much money he made from abortions prior to viability.

"Doing the math, Tiller personally made at least $684,000 killing viable babies in 2003, and we don't know how much he made killing non-viable babies," said Newman. "But we do know it would be a huge blow to the Tiller income if he were unable to do the late-term abortions for lack of a second Kansas referring physician."

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

195 posted on 03/26/2009 4:54:27 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!


196 posted on 03/26/2009 8:33:07 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Please visit 40 DAYS FOR LIFE - DAY 31 (PRAY TO END ABORTION IN AMERICA!)

(BykrBayb, filling in for Wagglebee)

197 posted on 03/27/2009 9:59:16 AM PDT by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ Þ)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
How can Senators Bray and Days call themselves pro-choice, while they actively campaign against the right to choose life? (Bray? Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.)

Thread by Wagglebee.

Missouri Choose Life License Plate Gets Favorable Appeals Court Ruling

Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) -- A federal appeals court has issued a decision agreeing with a lower district court ruling upholding the right of Missouri residents to purchase Choose Life license plates for their vehicles. The proceeds from the sales of the plates will fund pregnancy centers that help women avoid abortions.

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Alliance Defense Fund senior legal counsel Joel Oster appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit to argue for the plates. “Pro-life organizations shouldn't be discriminated against for their beliefs,” said Oster. “Rejecting Choose Life’s participation in the specialty license plate program just because government officials in high places object to the message is simply unconstitutional.”


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

198 posted on 03/27/2009 11:08:30 AM PDT by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
There seems to be theme today. Pro-choicers who oppose the right to choose anything other than a dead baby.

Thread by NYer.

Obama’s first judicial nominee blocked Indiana abortion (consent) law

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2009 / 04:04 am (CNA).- President Barack Obama’s first judicial nominee’s record includes judicial decisions which obstructed the enforcement of Indiana’s informed consent law requiring women to be told the risks of abortion.

President Obama on March 17 nominated Judge David Hamilton to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal. He is presently U.S. District Chief Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.

Over his seven years as a district judge, Judge Hamilton ruled against the Indiana informed consent law which required abortionists to inform women about the risks of abortion. The Indiana law was identical to a Pennsylvania statute upheld by the Supreme Court.

Judge Hamilton claimed the law imposed an “undue burden” on a woman’s ability to obtain an abortion.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal reversed Judge Hamilton’s decision on appeal, and strongly criticized his decision as an “abuse of discretion.”

Critics have also reported that in 2005 Judge Hamilton ordered the Speaker of the Indiana House to stop the delivery of “sectarian prayers” at the opening of the legislation. The judge ordered that the prayers “should refrain from using Christ’s name or title.”

~snip~


199 posted on 03/27/2009 11:32:44 AM PDT by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ Þ)
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200 posted on 03/27/2009 2:03:43 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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