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  • Our Preoccupation With Death (Dennis Prager Presents The Case For Judeo-Christian Values, Part IX)

    03/28/2005 11:47:37 PM PST · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 468+ views ^ | 03/29/05 | Dennis Prager
    There are good people on both sides of the Terri Schiavo tragedy, but chances are that if you affirm Judeo-Christian values, you have opposed pulling the feeding tube from the severely brain damaged woman's body. Why? Because if there is anything that Judeo-Christian values stand for, it is choosing life and rejecting death. As the Torah puts it, "I have put before you today life and death, and you shall choose life." Even believing Jews and Christians are not fully aware of how much the rejection of death-oriented Egypt underlies the values and practices of the Torah, the first five...
  • A Dali Painting in 3-D (after-action report from the hospice where Terri Schiavo is being held

    03/28/2005 9:05:11 AM PST · by woollyone · 83 replies · 15,427+ views
    self | March 28, 2005 | woollyone
    On Wednesday of last week, my friend and I just couldn’t stand it any more. The frustration, the anger, the sorrow overwhelmed us to point that we needed to do something. We had called the POTUS, the Governor, the Florida Senators and DCF numerous times. The responses to those calls ranged from “we’re doing everything we can.”…to…interrupting our message with a rude, disinterested “thank you for calling”. There was no place we would rather be on Good Friday that supporting Terri’s fight and Terri’s family. We took Friday off of work, loaded up the truck Thursday night and drove from...
  • What it was like to be at Terri's Hospice vigil

    03/28/2005 12:51:40 PM PST · by FR_addict · 144 replies · 3,859+ views
    FR_Addict ^ | March 28,2005 | FR_Addict
    DAY 1: FR_Addict and husband After driving 11 hours, we arrived about 12:30am on Thursday morning. We were able to park very close to the vigil. Perhaps 30 people were there. We went around and met some of the people there. The police told us to move behind the barricade, which we did. It felt surreal to be there after all this time. I decided to talk to the police to find out what they were thinking, so half-joking and half-serious; I asked why don’t you guys go on a “sick out”. One of the police said they couldn’t. I...
  • Prayer and Protest Rally for Terri in Times Square, Monday, March 28, 2005

    03/26/2005 6:16:30 PM PST · by firebrand · 82 replies · 2,537+ views
    e-mail circulating around | March 26, 2005 | firebrand
    Please join us for prayer and protest at 44th Street in Times Square on Monday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m.Bring a sign and bring a friend.This rally is bigger than Free Republic. I have already received the e-mail from several non-FR people.Thank you.
  • Let her go home. Jesus is waiting for her with open arms.

    03/25/2005 5:21:18 AM PST · by mhking · 477 replies · 8,751+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 3.25.05 | Michael King
    My position on the Schiavo matter has vascilated back and forth over the past few days as I've agonized over the matter.Should she be given a chance at life? If so, what kind of life are we talking about? Is there a chance at rehabilitation? Is Michael Schiavo an evil S.O.B., or is he simply a heart-broken man?Conversely, is she truly in a vegetative state? A virtual zombie with eyes open, and nothing inside? Are her parents and family in denial about her pain and suffering? Are the evangelicals coming to her aid getting so worked up that they are...
  • Picture of the children arresting for trying to bring Terry [Schiavo] water (God Bless Them!)

    03/23/2005 12:00:12 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 934 replies · 31,410+ views
    US News ^ | 3/23/05
    Pinellas Park police Lt. Kevin Riley, standing upper right, prepares to arrest members of the Keys family as they were attempting to bring Terri Schiavo water Wednesday morning, March 23, 2005 outside the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla. The Keys family, of Burnet, Tex., kneeling, from left, Josie, 14, Gabriel, 10, Chris, the children's father, and Cameron 12, were all taken into custody. Galen Keys, upper left, the children's mother looks on, but was not arrested.The mother insists it was the children's idea: "I am proud of them," said the boys' mother Geilen Keys from Texas, who was not...
  • God Is Merciful Enough To Offer Life Beyond Feeding Tubes (Christian Must Read)

    03/23/2005 8:37:27 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 48 replies · 1,491+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | March 23, 2005 | Syl Jones
    Honey, I never thought I'd be writing to tell you my final wishes if I'm ever in a persistent vegetative state. I can imagine what that feels like because I watch Tom DeLay on television every day, hawking his phony right-to-life politics as if they were the word of God. But we both know that clutching at every last breath in this world negates a much deeper spiritual belief. I believe that God is merciful enough and great enough to remember those who served him well and to resurrect them after death. Not to a life in heaven where we'd...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... March 20, 2005 [LIVE] (audio of Terri Schiavo responding to her father)

    03/20/2005 6:03:46 PM PST · by lainie · 674 replies · 26,197+ views
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  • Myths About Terri Schiavo

    03/18/2005 7:17:32 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 78 replies · 4,375+ views
    Most Common Questions and Answers If Terri hasn't recovered after all these years of therapy, why not let go?Terri hasn't had meaningful therapy since 1991, but many credible physicians say she can benefit from it.Why can't Terri just divorce?Terri's husband/guardian speaks for her. She cannot divorce without his permissionDoes Terri have an advanced directive or any wishes about her healthcare?Terri never signed any directive or living will and there is no evidence that she foresaw her present situation.Why do Terri's family fight to keep her alive? Shouldn't they let her husband decide?Terri's husband has started another family and probably has...
  • DeLay Pledges Contempt Charge for Terri Judge

    03/18/2005 4:32:07 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1,092 replies · 17,509+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/18/05 | Limbacher
    House Majority Leader Tom DeLay pledged Friday to hold Florida state judge George Greer in contempt of Congress for ignoring a congressional subpoena for Terri Schiavo's testimony, saying, "No little judge sitting in a state district court in Florida is going to usurp the authority of Congress." "The Congress will pursue this, if we have to hold him in contempt of Congress," DeLay told radio host Sean Hannity. Pressed on whether he intended to hold Judge Greer in contempt, the top Republican told Hannity: "Absolutely, absolutely." "We will do everything to enforce the power and authority of the Congress and...
  • Parents (of Terri Schiavo)to Next Try the Court of Public Opinion

    02/15/2005 8:45:57 AM PST · by bjs1779 · 27 replies · 756+ views
    The Ledger ^ | February 15, 2005 | VICKIE CHACHERE
    "Basically we are going to fight tooth and nail to save Terri from starvation," Terry said. "Part of this has to do with who has the will to save her and who has the will to kill her and whose will is stronger."

    01/29/2005 1:11:37 PM PST · by murphE · 3 replies · 180+ views
    The Catholic League ^ | January 28, 2005 | William A. Donohue
    WILL HILLARY CLINTON OK “CHOOSE LIFE” LICENSE PLATE?  The following letter was sent today to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by Catholic League president William Donohue:   Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton U.S. Senate 476 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510   Dear Senator Clinton:   Your remarks of January 24 on the subject of abortion are quite welcome.  In particular, I welcome your quest for a “common ground” and your strong support for programs that promote adoption.    In light of your position on this subject, I am requesting that you formally endorse the effort by the Children First Foundation...
  • Mississippi Choose Life Plates Could Face Legal Challenge From ACLU

    01/29/2005 4:12:47 AM PST · by WKB · 19 replies · 477+ views
    Life News .com ^ | January 28, 2005 | Maria Vitale Gallagher
    Jackson, MS ( -- Mississippi's “Choose Life" license plates could face a legal challenge, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday. The High Court refused to consider whether states may offer license tags with pro-life messages. The ruling involved “Choose Life" license plates in South Carolina. Lower courts are divided about whether such plates restrict speech in a manner that is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union in Mississippi has not ruled out a challenge to a state law that authorized “Choose Life" license plates in 2002. “It is something that's on our radar," an ACLU executive told the Associated...
  • Supreme Court Defers on 'Choose Life' License Plates

    01/27/2005 7:58:49 AM PST · by NativeTexun · 16 replies · 345+ views
    High Court Defers on 'Choose Life' Plates By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court declined Monday to consider whether states may offer license plates with anti-abortion messages, leaving lower courts divided over whether the programs in a dozen states unconstitutionally restrict dissenting views. Without comment, justices let stand a lower court ruling that said South Carolina's license plates, which bear the slogan "Choose Life," violate the First Amendment because abortion rights supporters weren't given a similar forum to express their beliefs. The high court's move means that South Carolina will either have to eliminate the...
  • South Carolina Takes Choose Life License Plate to Supreme Court

    01/24/2005 10:09:11 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 13 replies · 549+ views ^ | January 20, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- South Carolina's Choose Life license plate is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. State officials are asking the high court to uphold the plates from a First Amendment challenge issued by abortion advocacy groups upset that the plates favor one side of the abortion issue. On Friday, the nation's top court is expected to consider whether to take on dozens of lawsuits, including an appeal of a ruling striking down the law that saved the life of Terri Schiavo. South Carolina officials hope their appeal of a decision overturning a bill authorizing the plates is one...
  • High Court Defers on 'Choose Life' Plates

    01/24/2005 7:58:58 AM PST · by mathprof · 44 replies · 2,386+ views
    AP ^ | 1/24/054 | HOPE YEN
    The Supreme Court declined to consider Monday whether South Carolina's anti-abortion license plates are unconstitutional, a free-speech question that could have resulted in the elimination of similar programs in a dozen states. Without comment, justices rejected a challenge to a lower court ruling that said the plates, which bear the slogan "Choose Life," violate the First Amendment because abortion rights supporters weren't given a similar forum to express their beliefs. Under the program begun in 2001, South Carolina drivers may pay a $70 fee to purchase the anti-abortion plates, with the revenue going toward local crisis pregnancy programs. Specialty plates...
  • Fetal homicide bill sparks abortion debate

    01/18/2005 12:34:10 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 600+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | January 18, 2005 | ANNE GEARAN
    HELENA (AP) _ A bill that would criminalize killing or injuring a fetus sparked a fierce debate over abortion at a legislative hearing Tuesday, despite assertions by its sponsor that it had nothing to do with terminating a pregnancy. Rep. Penny Morgan, R-Billings, said her bill was meant to address violence against pregnant women and get justice for the unborn children harmed or killed in the process, such as in the Laci Peterson case in California. ``This is a bigger problem than people have ever realized,'' she told the House Judiciary Committee. Opponents called her House Bill 231 a thinly...
  • She’s Having a Fetus

    12/16/2004 6:28:24 AM PST · by Jeff Blogworthy · 10 replies · 463+ views
    Evangelical Outpost ^ | 12-3-2004 | Evangelical Outpost
    Overheard at a local shopping mall: Jan: “Marsha! How are you girl? I haven’t seen you in ages.” Marsha: “Hey Jan, you’re looking great. How’ve you been?” Jan: “Just peachy. Hey, guess what? I’m going to have a fetus!"Marsha (excited): “That’s wonderful! Oh, I’m so happy for you. Now we both have parasites growing in us.”Jan: “Yeah, but you’re having twins. I’m so jealous.”Marsha: “Oh, I only have one now. Greg didn’t get his promotion so we decided to selectively reduce one of them.” Jan: “Aww...well, that’s a valid choice. I was hoping to have two fetuses because this one...
  • Abortion Quotes from Pro-Choice Sources

    12/05/2004 6:30:50 AM PST · by Diago · 14 replies · 3,683+ views
    Abortion Quotes from Pro-Choice Sources From "Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic" by Wendy Simonds. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1996 included a chapter on how to repel abortion protestors or "antis"): Quotes from clinic employees: "You're going from dealing with people to dealing with what most people here at the Center consider a real hurdle, to do sterile room, because you have to deal with the actual abortion tissue. And for some people, that's really hard. They can be abstractly in favor of abortion rights, but they sure don't want to see what an eighteen-week...
  • Recent Poll Reveals Most Americans Think Abortion Hurts Women

    11/27/2004 9:07:27 AM PST · by topher · 19 replies · 1,768+ views
    Recent Poll Reveals Most Americans Think Abortion Hurts Women CHICAGO, November 26, 2004 ( - A recent nationwide survey conducted by Wirthlin Worldwide has found that a majority of Americans believe that abortion is "almost always bad" for women. The findings reflect the earlier findings of an Elliot Institute poll, which found that a majority of Americans believe abortion makes women's lives worse. The poll of 1,001 Americans, conducted on behalf of Americans United for Life, found that 61 percent felt that "abortion is almost always a bad thing for a woman," whereas only 23 percent said it was almost...