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  • Dying can be denied food

    07/28/2005 4:33:39 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 33 replies · 831+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | July 28, 2005 | PETE BELL
    THE high court ruled today doctors do have the power to withdraw food and drink from terminally ill patients - even if it is against their wishes. The General Medical Council (GMC) was appealing against a previous ruling that gave Lesley Burke - who suffers from a degenerative brain condition - the right to insist on nutrition during the final stages of his illness... The appeal judges were told {that]a patient did not have the right to demand any particular form of treatment... Joyce Robins, co-director of human rights campaign group Patient Concern, said the decision was a disappointment. She...
  • The continuing case of Terri Schiavo - ("longest public execution in American history!" True.)

    07/13/2005 8:27:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 748+ views
    The end of the June 15 autopsy report on Terri Schiavo states that it is the policy of the medical examiner's officer "that no case is ever closed and that all determinations are to be reconsidered upon receipt of credible, new information." Whatever new information, if any, comes to light, the facts of who she was and how she died will inevitably change the way many of us confront our own deaths. Pat Anderson, for a long time the attorney for Terri Schiavo's parents, said the day Terri died of dehydration — as ordered by the courts and her husband...
  • Schiavo autopsy vindicates husband

    06/15/2005 7:21:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 38 replies · 1,692+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 16JUN05 | Jamie Wilson
    US examiner concludes that brain damage was irreversible An autopsy on Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman whose condition sparked a legal, medical and political battle that divided America, has backed her husband's contention that she was in a persistent vegetative state before her feeding tube was removed. The report, released yesterday by a medical examiner in Florida,found she had massive and irreversible brain damage, and was blind. It found no evidence she had been strangled or that Michael Schiavo, her husband, had abused her, as her parents had claimed. But the cause of her collapse 15 years ago remains...
  • Mark Furhman Investigates Terri Schiavo's Death - (many facts still unrevealed about Schiavo)

    06/13/2005 6:23:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 78 replies · 4,236+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 13, 2005 | NewsMax Staff
    We all watched Terri Schiavo die. Now former LAPD homicide detective and New York Times bestselling author Mark Furhman investigates to find out what really happened. Later this month, Furhman's newest book, Silent Witness: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death, will be released. It will prove the controversy over Terry Schiavo's death is far from over. And it's not over yet. Despite her death, the controversy lingers. In Silent Witness, Mark Fuhrman applies his highly respected investigative skills to examine the medical evidence, legal case files, and police records. [NewsMax will have among the first copies.] With the complete...
  • Fallacies About the Schiavo Case

    06/11/2005 5:33:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 52 replies · 5,680+ views
    The New American ^ | 04.18.05 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    The case for starving and dehydrating Terri Schiavo to death was built on hypocrisy and deception.The culture of death revealed its face in the propaganda campaign for Terri Schiavo’s demise. Perhaps the most noteworthy fact of the entire ordeal, other than the killing of an innocent woman by starvation, was how thoroughly the American people were lied to throughout the entire affair. Consider, for instance, the major media claim that death by starvation and dehydration is painless. According to the New York Times: “Patients who are terminally ill and conscious and refuse food and drink at the end of life...
  • A "Painless" Death? (Terri Schiavo)(Distinction between disabled person vs. terminally ill)

    03/22/2005 12:25:22 PM PST · by QQQQQ · 19 replies · 917+ views
    Catholic ^ | March 2005 | WESLEY J. SMITH
    Many who support Terri Schiavo's threatened dehydration assert that removing a feeding tube from a profoundly cognitively disabled person results in a painless and gentle ending. But is this really true? After all, it would be agonizing if you or I were locked in a room for two weeks and deprived of all food and water. ======= So, why should we believe that cognitively disabled patients experience the deprivation differently simply because they receive nourishment through a feeding tube instead of by mouth? An accurate discussion of this sensitive issue requires the making of proper and nuanced distinctions about the...
  • New York Freeper food and water addicts take action!

    06/03/2005 8:42:33 AM PDT · by steampower · 4 replies · 387+ views
    self | 3 june 05 | steampower
    If you want to reduce the likelihood of yourself, or a loved one, suffering the cruel fate that Terri S. suffered, then please do something right now. The New York State legislature is considering Assembly bill A07009, and Senate bill S04083 which state that no patient shall be denied artificial nutrition and hydration unless he or she has specifically consented to such in writing. I received a letter from my Assemblyman on 22April05 indicating that the Assembly bill is in the Health Committee for review. A check of the Assembly web site today, indicates that it is still there.
  • Soldier Dies While on Guard Duty

    06/07/2004 6:59:39 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 32 replies · 410+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2004
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A U.S. soldier serving in Baghdad died after collapsing while on guard duty, the American military said Monday. The soldier in the 1st Cavalry Division lost consciousness and stopped breathing around 11 a.m on Sunday. Medics attempted to resuscitate him and took him to a military hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The soldier's death is under investigation. Daytime temperatures are already over 100 degrees in Iraq.
  • Ruling on terminally ill patients goes to court (UK -- Schiavo impact)

    05/16/2005 12:37:28 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 16 replies · 491+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 16, 2005 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - The General Medical Council (GMC) went to court on Monday to clarify how much treatment should be given to terminally ill patients. Last year 45-year-old Leslie Burke, who has a degenerative brain condition, won a court ruling to stop doctors letting him starve to death should he become too ill to feed himself or communicate. Lawyers for the GMC told the Appeal Court on Monday that there was no reason to suppose that Burke would not be allowed to die naturally. "There is nothing to suggest that Mr Burke will not be provided with the artificial nutrition...
  • Case Similar to Terri Schiavo's Has Wife Deciding Her Husband's Fate Email this article

    05/16/2005 6:39:12 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 267 replies · 5,366+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 5/16/05 | Steven Ertelt
    Case Similar to Terri Schiavo's Has Wife Deciding Her Husband's Fate by Steven Ertelt Editor May 15, 2005 Jacksonville, FL ( -- A case similar to that of Terri Schiavo has a Florida woman holding her husband's fate in her hands. Schiavo's family is calling on Jacksonville resident Eliza Thomas to allow her husband to live. Scott Thomas suffered brain injury in September of 2004 and has since been incapacitated and dependent on others. As with Terri, Scott's wife is seeking to move him to a hospice and remove the gastric tube that provides him with food and water....

    04/30/2005 11:03:31 AM PDT · by floriduh voter · 107 replies · 2,491+ views
    Fox News Channel | April 30, 2005 | floriduh voter
    ALERT: FLORIDA GOV. JEB BUSH WILL BE ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL TODAY AT 4:00 PM EST. I wonder if he's going to be asked questions about Terri Schiavo! If so, it's about time.
  • Man injured in St. Cloud bar fight dies

    04/26/2005 5:43:41 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 56 replies · 2,006+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | April 27, 2005 | Richard Meryhew
    -snip- A St. Cloud area man who suffered a brain injury in an April 8 altercation at a St. Cloud nightclub died Tuesday afternoon, more than a week after he was removed from life support. Justin W. Smiley, 28, of Sauk Rapids, died about 1 p.m. at the St. Cloud Hospital, his aunt, Pam Heldt, said Tuesday. "We're feeling a lot of relief right now that he's finally at peace," Heldt said. -snip- Janelle Kendall, the Stearns County Attorney, said an autopsy is scheduled for today. She said her office is awaiting the results of the autopsy before making a...
  • Happy ending for 'grandma'? ( Dehydration & Starvation case similar to Terri )

    04/14/2005 3:32:36 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 62 replies · 1,750+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 14, 2005 | Sarah Foster
    It appears there will be a happy ending to the story of Ora Mae Magouirk, the 81-year-old Georgia widow whose family has been at loggerheads over her medical care, visitation privileges and whether she should be "allowed to die" but now is reaching agreements on key issues. Today, attorneys on both sides agreed Magouirk's brother and sister, A.B. McLeod, 64, of Anniston, Ala., and Lonnie Ruth Mullinax, 74, of Birmingham, will be allowed to visit their sister during regular visiting hours at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center in Birmingham, where she is receiving treatment for an aortic dissection. Moreover,...
  • There's a Crack In Our Foundation - (Terri Schiavo; America betrayed her)

    04/11/2005 3:54:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 200 replies · 2,887+ views
    Wake up America . . . the alarm clock just went off and we keep turning over and going back to sleep. There's an "uprisin' on the horizon" and we refuse to face it. Sleeping through it might make it easier, but the end result will be devastating. We've had a lightning bolt cut through the very core of our foundation forming a crack so deep we could topple by our weight of indifference. This ship is listing badly; so tilted we may never be uprighted again. Our love affair with America is "breaking apart" because our foundation is cracking....
  • Zogby Poll: Americans Not in Favor of Starving Terri Schiavo

    04/04/2005 12:24:14 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 43 replies · 2,183+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 04-04-05 | John Zogby
    Zogby Poll: Americans Not in Favor of Starving Terri Schiavo Polls leading up to the death of Terri Schiavo made it appear Americans had formed a consensus in favor of ending her life. However, a new Zogby poll with fairer questions shows the nation clearly supporting Terri and her parents and wanting to protect the lives of other disabled patients. The Zogby poll found that, if a person becomes incapacitated and has not expressed their preference for medical treatment, as in Terri's case, 43 percent say "the law presume that the person wants to live, even if the person is...
  • Patrick Buchanan: "The Execution of Terri Schiavo"

    04/04/2005 5:51:26 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 72 replies · 2,329+ views ^ | 04-04-05 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    The execution of Terri Schiavo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: April 4, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Terri Schiavo is dead. She did not die a natural death, unless you believe a court order to cut off food and water to a disabled woman until she dies of starvation and thirst is natural. No, Terri Schiavo was executed by the state of Florida. Her crime? She was so mentally disabled as to be unworthy of life in the judgment of Judge George Greer. The execution was carried out at Woodside Hospice. An autopsy will reveal that Terri's vital organs...
  • The Terri Schiavo Case: Related Ethical Delemias (Jewish Perspective)

    04/03/2005 11:38:56 PM PDT · by tessalu · 17 replies · 858+ views ^ | April 4, 2005 | Daniel Eisenberg MD
    My previous article explained why Jewish law condemns the removal of Terry Schiavo's feeding tube. But that does not imply that treatment must always be provided in every case. The Terry Schiavo case is particularly egregious because the main proponent of removing her feeding tube is her husband, who serves as a very poor surrogate for her. He has far too many conflicts of interest, both monetary (a large malpractice settlement) and personal (he is living with a girlfriend whom he cannot marry as long as Terri is alive) to be trusted to protect her best interests. The question arises,...
  • Group warns agains living wills: Standard form assumes you want to be starved or dehydrated to death

    04/01/2005 1:09:12 PM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 1,264+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/1/05 | WorldNetDaily
    Amid the national crush to fill out living wills in the wake of the Terri Schiavo saga, a California pro-life group is warning citizens against signing that state's standard living will form, claiming it could result in a painful death by starvation and dehydration. Campaign for Children and Families, a family-values nonprofit organization, is urging people to avoid using California's Advance Health Care Directive form because it makes no distinction between food and water versus heart-and-lung machinery and other artificial life-support systems. Californians who use the state's form with its standard check-off boxes may be denied nutrition and hydration, says...
  • The death of Terri Schiavo

    03/31/2005 10:06:21 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 8 replies · 618+ views
    The Faithful Few ^ | 03-31-2005 | Dave
    The Crime is complete. Terri Schiavo is dead. Our society, our culture and our laws failed this brave woman and her family who loved her with all their heart and soul. Her soul is God's. The cause is still ours. In one last act of cruelty at the end, Terri’s parents were not allowed to be with their daughter as she died. Neither them or Terri’s siblings will be allowed to attend her funeral and Terri will be denied a Catholic funeral, cremated against her families wishes, and her remains tucked away in her husband’s family crypt far removed from...
  • Family: Terri Schiavo growing weaker, condition deteriorating

    03/31/2005 6:42:42 AM PST · by MadIvan · 28 replies · 1,033+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 31, 2005 | PHIL LONG AND MARTIN MERZER
    PINELLAS PARK - Terri Schiavo is ''very gaunt'' and her condition deteriorated markedly overnight, representatives of her parents said this morning. The severely brain-damaged woman will begin her second week without food and water this afternoon.''It's her 14th day without food and water,'' said her brother, Bobby Schindler. ``You can imagine, it is not a pretty sight.'' Father Frank Pavone, a family priest, said she became considerably weaker overnight. Schiavo's feeding tube was disconnected on March 18 after a judge supported the contention of her husband, Michael Schiavo, that she should be allowed to die after 15 years on that...