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  • Battle Over Possible Euthanasia of New York Teenager Gets Pro-Life Attention

    01/02/2008 3:57:55 PM PST · by wagglebee · 373 replies · 60,130+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/1/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Bronx, NY ( -- The battle over the life and death of a teenage girl in New York has drawn the attention of pro-life advocates in recent days. The fight to save Javona Peters reminds some of the struggle of the Schindler family in Florida to save the life of Terri Schiavo, a beloved daughter and sibling whose former husband eventually took her life. In this case, Peters' parents are disagreeing on whether or not to remove her feeding tube and take her life.Peters fell into a coma in October while she had a routine medical procedure at Montefiore Medical...
  • Governor, lawmakers in daily contact on Schiavo, e-mails show

    05/24/2005 4:53:23 AM PDT · by tutstar · 126 replies · 1,912+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | May 24, 2005 | Dara Kam
    TALLAHASSEE Gov. Jeb Bush was in daily contact with congressional leaders in March as court efforts to intervene on behalf of Terri Schiavo faltered, according to e-mails obtained Monday from the governor's office. The e-mails, released to The Palm Beach Post in response to a public records request, also show that state lawmakers persevered with legislative maneuvering to keep the severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube intact, despite advice from Bush's top Schiavo attorney that such an effort was hopeless.
  • How Physician Assisted Suicide Could Affect People With Disabilities

    04/05/2005 5:26:29 PM PDT · by tacomonkey2002 · 5 replies · 408+ views ^ | 3/2005 | a quadriplegic
    How Physician Assisted Suicide Could Affect People With Disabilities by a quadriplegic As a quadriplegic who has been paralyzed from the chest down for over 24 years, I want to address the dangerous potential ramifications of legalizing physician assisted suicide (PAS) from a viewpoint of personal experience. I will divide them in to two distinct categories: past and present. The past danger I am referring to concerns the time when I was first paralyzed. My paralysis is the result of a broken neck and spinal cord injury from a car accident in 1975. I was 21 years old, at that...
  • Schiavo: Awakening a sleeping giant

    04/03/2005 11:57:48 AM PDT · by Magilla · 19 replies · 607+ views
    world net daily ^ | April 1, 2005 | David Limbaugh
    Schiavo: Awakening a sleeping giant Posted: April 1, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By David Limbaugh 2005 Creators Syndicate, Inc. It is just possible, contrary to my original thoughts, that the tragic Schiavo case will not usher in a slippery slope toward euthanasia, but cause a double-barreled backlash against both the "Culture of Death" and judicial activism. To be sure, the legal precedent established in this case, at least in Florida, represents an affirmative devaluation of human life and opens the door to further troubling scenarios, involving the state-sanctioned murder of the inconvenient, based on "quality of life" assessments. But...
  • Terri Schiavo and our Moral Confusion

    04/03/2005 8:37:17 AM PDT · by tacomonkey2002 · 102 replies · 1,050+ views
    MARS HILL AUDIO Journal ^ | April 01, 2005 | Ken Myer
    Terri Schiavo and our Moral Confusion In thinking about the meaning of the tragedy of Terri Schiavo's life and the decisions it has generated, I spent much of Good Friday reading a number of articles by bioethicists, theologians, and various columnists. The entire time, I was haunted by the title of an essay by Stanley Hauerwas, who has written a lot about the moral nature of our care for the severely mentally retarded and more generally of those whose lives are incomprehensible and (thus?) burdensome to us. In "Must a Patient Be a Person To Be a Patient? Or, My...
  • Terri Schindler-Schiavo MAY & JUNE 2004 DAILIES

    05/22/2004 7:07:30 AM PDT · by floriduh voter · 731 replies · 1,476+ views | May 22, 2004 | floriduh voter
    Believers in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence: Where is Terri's independence? I'm talking about her independence to learn and to be free from her lonely room. To kick off Terri's May-June 2004 Dailies, our first article is by Deroy Murdock of Scripps Howard News Service. Let Terri Schiavo's Parents Restore Her Dignity. May 22, 2004 Derry Murdock
  • Warner & Collins Op Ed on Terri Schiavo

    04/18/2004 4:35:26 AM PDT · by cyn · 157 replies · 835+ views ^ | 4/12/04 | Jan L. Warner & Jan Collins
    When she was a child, she was taught that if she did not brush her teeth, they would rot out. Now her teeth are rotting out, but no one speaks for her. When she was a child, her parents took her to the doctor when she had an infection. Now, recurring infections and bedsores ravage her body, but no one speaks for her. When she became disabled, her husband became her guardian and obtained more than $1.5 million from a malpractice case for her rehabilitation and health care. But her funds have been used to warehouse, not rehabilitate her, and...
  • Florida Teacher Blames Firing on Support for Terri Schiavo

    12/09/2003 10:48:45 PM PST · by kattracks · 116 replies · 950+ views ^ | 12/09/03 | Jeff Johnson
    ( - A Pinellas County, Fla., teacher - who is disabled and works with disabled students - claims she is being fired because she voiced her support for another disabled Florida woman: Terri Schindler Schiavo. Rus Cooper-Dowda told Tuesday that the Pinellas County School Board was set to fire her Tuesday night for sharing her opinion about the Schiavo case in response to a reporter's question. The school board responded that no reason was needed to fire the probationary teacher. Terri Schindler Schiavo is the 39-year-old woman who suffered a severe brain injury under questionable circumstances in 1990. Doctors...