Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $58,287
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 66%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: dehydration

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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...
  • Terri deserves better

    03/30/2005 8:54:24 PM PST · by Zivasmate · 31 replies · 837+ views ^ | Mar. 30,2005 | Linda Chavez
    Terri deserves better Linda Chavez (back to web version) | Send March 30, 2005 As Terri Schiavo lay dying, her organs slowly mummifying from the effects of prolonged, court-ordered dehydration and starvation, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear an appeal from her parents that might have saved her life. Her parents argued that Schiavo's right to due process under the law had been denied, a claim summarily rejected -- without even the pretense of a full hearing -- by a District Court and upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Less than one week later,...
  • Human Starvation Experiments by UNIT 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army (Scientific Results)

    03/30/2005 7:30:24 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 86 replies · 2,480+ views
    Unit 731 of the Imperial Japanese Army; Human Experimentation ^ | 30 March 2005 | AmericanInTokyo (w/references)
    IMPERIAL JAPANESE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: Witness Account "C" Test How Long a Human Being Could Survive With Just Water and Biscuits Imperial Japanese Medical Orderly Ishibashi witnessed: (Translation) "I saw the malnutrition experiments. They were conducted by the project team under the technician Yoshimura. He was a civilian project team under the technician Yoshimura. He was a civilian member of Unit 731. The purpose of the experiments, I believe, was to find out how long a human being could survive just with water and biscuits. Two individuals were used for this experiment. They continuously circled a prescribed course within...
  • A Cup of Water for Terri: Part I

    03/29/2005 10:04:05 PM PST · by XR7 · 14 replies · 524+ views
    VisionForum ^ | 3/30/2005 | Doug Phillips
    If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? (James 2:15-16) When you sit down for dinner tonight and enjoy a nice meal with your family, please remember that Terri Schiavo, though hanging onto life by a thread, is still starving to death. Please remember that, at this precise moment, her body hungers terribly, and she is suffering from gross dehydration. Remember that she...
  • Jeb Bush Should Have Acted, Says Pat Buchanan

    03/29/2005 2:14:05 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 73 replies · 1,561+ views ^ | 03-29-05 |
    Jeb Bush Should Have Acted, Says Pat Buchanan Republican presidential candidate, author, pundit and political analyst Pat Buchanan thinks Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should have invoked his executive authority to save Terri Schiavo, even to the point of inviting a contempt-of-court citation. Buchanan, in an interview with top-10 radio host Don Imus, said Jeb's resolve would serve two purposes: One, it would demonstrate – agree or disagree – that he took seriously his oath of office, which calls on him to protect the lives of Florida citizens; and two, that he is prepared to use his authority to overturn an...
  • Dehydration death seen as peaceful

    03/28/2005 12:01:05 PM PST · by mondonico · 69 replies · 1,827+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 27, 2005 | Stacey Burling and Michael Vitez
    Dehydration death seen as peaceful "This is the way many, many people died over all of the millenniums," a doctor from Penn said. By Stacey Burling and Michael Vitez Inquirer Staff Writers Terri Schiavo is dying now as many aged and sick people have for eons. Though some people see letting her die of dehydration as inhumane, doctors say it is a surprisingly gentle process. [snip] "It's a very painless and very compassionate way of dying," he said. [snip] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • An open letter to Feminism and the American News Media:

    03/26/2005 12:12:37 PM PST · by ThelastPatroit · 12 replies · 511+ views
    N/A ^ | 3-26-05 | Allen K Williams
    Dr. William Burke a neurologist in St. Louis, describes the agonizing process of death by dehydration. "A conscious person would feel it (dehydration) just as you and I would. (And, Terri is awake} “They will go into seizures. Their skin cracks, their tongue cracks, their lips crack. They may have nosebleeds because of the drying of the mucous membranes, and heaving and vomiting might ensue because of the drying out of the stomach lining. They feel the pangs of hunger and thirst. Imagine going one day without a glass of water. Death by dehydration takes ten to fourteen days. It...
  • Murder By The Numbers !!!

    03/26/2005 1:53:30 PM PST · by GeekDejure · 4 replies · 421+ views
    GeekDejure | March 26,2005 | GeekDejure
    So... with torture disseminating specialist judges like Gerge Greer... wimpy on-the-take legislators and a gutless wonder executive like Jeb Bush... why would anyone in Florida ever be concerned about Islamofascist head chopping terrorists ??? The evil Muzzle-em chops your head off ... ZiP ... you're dead in just a few seconds !!! Now... satanic Judge Greer refuses to allow all the factual evidence, then, upon the false testimony of ONE wife beating and philandering scum bag, the satanic judge orders you to be starved and hydrated to death !!! ... ZiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiP ... Your eyes bleed as they slowly sink into...
  • Terri Schiavo's Death Will Be an Atrocity

    03/26/2005 12:05:54 PM PST · by wagglebee · 147 replies · 2,457+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/26/05 | Kathleen Antrim
    There is a tremendous amount of suffering in the world. In the United States the suffering of Terri Schindler-Schiavo and her family has been the lead news story for weeks. Now it's the Christian Holy Week, where the suffering of Jesus is the religious focus of Christians around the globe. Even Terri's maiden name, Schindler, is a reminder of the millions who suffered under Hitler. If you'll recall, Oskar Schindler was the man who rescued a thousand Jews from Nazi persecution and death. On Fox News, the Schindler family's spiritual adviser, Brother Paul O'Donnell, drew a parallel between the plight...
  • Death by Starvation

    03/26/2005 11:59:06 AM PST · by wotan · 10 replies · 625+ views
    Defending Truth ^ | 3/24/05 | Brian Monahan
    Death by Starvation In an effort to justify the murder of a mentally disabled person ABC Health describes the starving death of Terri Schiavo as a process that is “very serene”. The article, written to assure readers that death by starvation is humane, ignores the reality of starvation pain for a conscious person such as Terri. The described serenity contradicts reality and medical knowledge. Neurologist William Burke described death by dehydration in Wesley J. Smith’s book, Forced Exit:   “A conscious person would feel it [dehydration] just as you or I would. They will go into seizures. Their skin cracks,...

    03/26/2005 7:59:22 AM PST · by Xenurus · 5 replies · 605+ views
    March 25, 2005 | Xenurus
    Defense of adulterer Michael Schiavo's thirteenth public attempt to murder his invalid wife (with the aid and abetment of the Florida courts) only manifests that America’s conscience is in a Persistent Vegetative State. Depriving a cat of food and water for a week would see Schiavo in an orange jumpsuit by nightfall---with the torches and pitchforks of PAWS, PETA and Greenpeace at his jugular. Merely human, Terri has no such rescuer; tortured to death in Florida as the 300 million of us sit and watch. Not one man can be found in America. Had she, like Charles Manson, been imprisoned...
  • Catholic Article - Why We Don't Starve Humans

    03/25/2005 8:31:30 PM PST · by Selkie · 10 replies · 514+ views
    Dr. Chris Kahlenborn is an internist in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He serves as president of the Polycarp Research Institute He spoke with Tim Drake about the dynamics and ethics of denying a person nutrition and hydration. What happens to a person when he or she is denied food and water? The first thing is that after 2-3 days you get extremely dehydrated. That results in a lot of changes in the body. Your mucous membranes and your skin get very dry. Your mouth cracks. It's very uncomfortable. Your urine becomes very concentrated and acidic, making it uncomfortable to urinate. Then your...
  • Million Dollar Terri

    03/25/2005 4:55:16 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 626+ views ^ | MARCH 25, 2005 | CHRISTIAN HARTSOCK
    Terri Schiavo has been suffering from fatal dehydration for the past week and liberal anti-life crusaders have been relishing in every moment of it. That is, of course, despite last-ditch efforts by President Bush and the Republican party-poopers in Congress to have Terri’s feeding tubes restored. Amid all the fuss, the left’s latest rationalization for starving poor little Terri to death is this: There may have been political motives behind the Republicans’ endeavor to save Terri’s life! President Bush signed a bill on March 21 that would transfer jurisdiction of the Terri Schiavo case to a U.S. district court. This...
  • Cabot farmer serving reparative sentence for cow deaths (Cows Died From Dehydration)

    03/25/2005 2:26:23 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 2 replies · 384+ views
    Times Argus ^ | 24 March 2005 | Peter Hirschfield
    BARRE – A Cabot farmer convicted of starving his cows to death has begun serving a reparative sentence imposed by Washington County prosecutors as part of a plea bargain. Christian DeNeergaard pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty in January. He received a suspended one-year sentence as well as 30 days of work crew assignment as part of a deal with prosecutors. DeNeergaard, 47, may not own or possess livestock during his year of probation and must also undergo alcohol-abuse counseling. In October, then-Washington County State's Attorney Tom Kelly said he would seek at least some jail time...
  • Government Reform Field Hearing in Florida Postponed

    03/25/2005 2:49:37 AM PST · by Harry Jones · 2 replies · 433+ views
    House Committee on Government Reform ^ | March 23, 2005 | MEDIA ADVISORY

    03/25/2005 12:17:45 AM PST · by STARWISE · 5,061 replies · 79,903+ views
    various | 3-24-05
    Judge George Greer ruled that the State of Florida has no right to take custody of Terri Schiavo, which ruling came hours after an appeal by Terri's parents to re-insert the feeding tube was refused by the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, another hearing was scheduled tonight before US District Judge James D. Whittemore .. the same judge who previously heard and denied the request subsequent to the 'de novo' intention of the law past last weekend by the Congress and signed by President Bush, in an effort to confirm that no stone was left unturned before Terri would endure legally...
  • Jeb Bush Not Likely to Ride to Rescue [Terri Schindler-Schiavo]

    03/24/2005 10:50:16 PM PST · by Messianic Jews Net · 156 replies · 2,735+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2005-03-25 01:00 EST | Staff
    STARVATION: DAY 8 Jeb Bush not likely to ride to rescue Florida governor indicates he won't defy court order Posted: March 25, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Those hoping Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will step forward to save Terri Schiavo from imminent, court-ordered starvation death are likely to be disappointed, based on his comments to a group of reporters following county court Judge George Greer's ruling against the state's effort to take custody of the brain-injured woman at the center of a worldwide euthanasia controversy. While Bush reiterated his motivation to save Schiavo, based on new evidence that...
  • Dehydration death called 'cruel, agonizing'

    03/24/2005 6:28:20 PM PST · by wagglebee · 48 replies · 1,458+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/24/05 | WorldNetDaily
    Is pain a factor for Terri Schiavo? While some news stories have suggested her starvation is painless, the head of the Christian Medical Association is debunking what he calls "the myth" that it does not involve pain. "Contrary to those that try to paint a picture of a gentle process, death by dehydration is a cruel, inhumane and often agonizing death," said Dr. David Stevens, who says most so-called experts have never seen someone die under such circumstances. "Unfortunately, having worked for 13 years in Africa, where the most common cause of death in children is dehydration from gastroenteritis, I...
  • After Terri's death, what?

    03/24/2005 2:56:52 PM PST · by ChocChipCookie · 27 replies · 1,210+ views
    vanity | March 24, 2005 | vanity
    Earlier today a caller on Rush's show asked if the Schindler family would have to beg Michael for Terri's body. I had the understanding that she is to be immediately cremated once she has been pronounced dead. Can someone point me in the right direction for verification of this repugnant piece of information?
  • Michael Schiavo's Heart Disease (Great Editorial Cartoon)

    03/24/2005 8:38:47 AM PST · by hinterlander · 64 replies · 4,422+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | March 24, 2005 | Sam Ryskind
  • The Humane Thing to Do Is Let Africa Starve

    03/23/2005 8:45:37 PM PST · by jwalburg · 21 replies · 437+ views
    IMAO ^ | March 23, 2005 | Frank J.
    The Humane Thing to Do Is Let Africa Starve An Editorial by Frank J. Posted by Frank J. at 11:36 AM | TrackBack (7) Africa has been a troubled region for some time. Unstable politics, genocide, aids outbreaks, mass starvation - we do what we can to help, we send money to Sally Struthers, but do we really think Africa is going to get better and be a fully functional continent again? Sure, we can keep things patched together, but each day Africa exists is just another day of suffering. It's time we face up to reality and give Africa...
  • Death by Dehydration Symptoms Regarded as "Cruel and Violent" in 1986 Brophy Case

    03/23/2005 6:38:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 712+ views
    Lifesite ^ | Wednesday March 23, 2005
    March 23, 2005 ( - In 1986, a 45-year-old Massachusetts fire fighter named Paul Brophy was starved and dehydrated to death at the request of his family. Like Terri Schiavo, he had also been diagnosed as being in a "persistent vegetative state," by his doctors after suffering an aneurysm. Patricia Brophy, his wife and court appointed guardian, seven brothers and sisters, and five adult children all argued that Mr. Brophy would not have wanted continued treatment in his condition. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court accepted the judgment of the family, despite the fact that Paul Brophy had never expressed his...
  • '95 Papal Encyclical Foresaw Cases Like Terri Schiavo's

    03/22/2005 11:59:19 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 987+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 22, 2005
    Theologian Points Up a Key Problem in Florida Battle ROME, MARCH 22, 2005 ( Unless U.S. justice steps in to save her, Terri Schiavo's agony will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the encyclical "Evangelium Vitae," which warned of an encroaching "culture of death." In that 1995 document John Paul II wrote "on the value and inviolability of human life," particularly in the last phases of existence. "The Schiavo case demonstrates that that document was prophetic," said Legionary of Christ Father Thomas Williams, dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome. "The Holy Father coined the expression...

    03/22/2005 6:31:40 PM PST · by STARWISE · 5,130 replies · 92,850+ views
    Various | 3-23-05
    <p>Tonight it is, March 23, 2005, over five days since Theresa Marie Schiavo commenced her ordeal of purposeful and legally sanctioned dehydration and starvation. We await a decision from the three judge panel from Eleventh Judicial Circuit as to her fate, as her family struggles with seeing Terri's physical health deteriorate.</p>
  • Why is Dehydration So Dangerous? (What is being forced upon Terri Schiavo)

    03/22/2005 2:11:41 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies · 353+ views
    What are the symptoms of dehydration? The degree of dehydration is graded according to signs and symptoms that reflect the amount of fluid lost: In the early stages of dehydration, there are no signs or symptoms. Early features are difficult to detect but include dryness of mouth and thirst As dehydration increases, signs and symptoms develop. These include: thirst, restless or irritable behaviour, decreased skin turgor, dry mucous membranes, sunken eyes, sunken fontanelle (in infants), and absence of tears when crying vigorously. Symptoms of early or mild dehydration include: flushed face extreme thirst, more than normal or unable to drink...
  • Is Google Mocking Terri Schiavo's Fight to Live?

    03/21/2005 10:22:04 PM PST · by anymouse · 43 replies · 3,915+ views
    Google ^ | 3/22/05
    Take a look at Google's web site graphic (shown below):
  • Terri Schiavo Still Responsive Despite Three Days of Starvation

    03/21/2005 1:18:51 PM PST · by Lexinom · 50 replies · 2,312+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 21 March 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Terri Schiavo Still Responsive Despite Three Days of Starvation Email this article Printer friendly page by Steven Editor March 21, 2005 Pinellas Park, FL ( -- Terri Schiavo is still responsive and in good spirits despite being deprived of food and water for three days, her parents said on Monday. She is also looking forward to receiving nutrition and seemed pleased to hear President Bush signed a bill helping her do that.Terri's father joked around with Terri in an early Monday morning visit and told her to get ready for him to take her to breakfast, he told news outlets in...
  • Death from dehydration common, placid, doctors say

    03/20/2005 8:40:27 AM PST · by Rome2000 · 57 replies · 1,690+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/20/05 | Jacob Goldstein
    THE FINAL DAYS Death from dehydration common, placid, doctors say Removing a feeding tube from a patient who has no hope of recovery is a common practice that leads to a peaceful death, doctors say. BY JACOB GOLDSTEIN Unless an order is given to reinsert her feeding tube, Terri Schiavo will soon begin a peaceful decline that will lead to death in about two weeks, experts said Saturday. She won't be aware of thirst, hunger or suffering, because the parts of her brain that create awareness were destroyed 15 years ago, according to the doctors who have examined her....
  • They Made a Desert and Called it Mercy - Hubris, Projection, and Dehydration Therapy

    03/19/2005 9:02:18 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 6 replies · 162+ views
    Res Publica 2005 ^ | 3/19/05 | Susan Stone (Knitting A Conundrum)
    We make a lot of assumptions about those who have been brain damaged the way Terri Schiavo has. We see them lying there, changed from the person they used to be to something different. No one wants to be there. We are repulsed, turned away, and think it is perhaps the worst of fates. And yet how little we know about what's going on inside a person's head during all of this. We could learn more, like by using MRIs to see how much cognitive ability is really left, but too often in our rush to disassociate ourselves from the...
  • Dehydration Nation

    02/25/2004 3:20:48 PM PST · by Federalist 78 · 100 replies · 3,984+ views
    The Human Life Foundation, Inc ^ | Fall 2003 | Wesley J. Smith
    For more than ten years, conscious and unconscious cognitively disabled people who use feeding tubes have been legally dehydrated to death in the United States. This intentional life-ending act-clamping feeding tubes and denying all sustenance-has become so ubiquitous that, generally, little attention is paid. This public indifference was shattered by the Terri Schiavo litigation, an epic legal, political, and media struggle that pitted Terri's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, against her quasi-estranged husband, Michael Schiavo. At stake was whether Terri would live, as fervently desired by her parents, or die by dehydration as demanded by her husband. (I shall explain...
  • Disability Activists Call for Moratorium on Starvation and Dehydration

    02/17/2005 5:36:43 PM PST · by xzins · 31 replies · 729+ views
    PRWeb ^ | 17 Feb 05 | Not Dead Yet
    Disability activists call for a moratorium on the starvation and dehydration of people with disabilities. New research indicates many people being killed this way in hospitals may be alert and conscious, but unable to respond. (PRWEB) February 16, 2005 -- How much more evidence do we need? Disability Activists Call for Moratorium on Starvation and Dehydration. Disability activists have called for a nationwide moratorium on the dehydration and starvation of people alleged to be in “persistent vegetative state.” This would apply to individuals who do not have an advance directive or durable power of attorney. The call for a moratorium...