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  • Bush role in end-of-life dispute as governor now 2016 issue

    02/15/2015 7:25:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 15, 2015 9:08 AM ET | Michael J. Mischak
    Jeb Bush was preparing to release the emails he sent and received as Florida governor when he was excoriated by a letter-writer to The Miami Herald. The headline: “Don’t trust Jeb Bush with the power of the presidency.” The subject of many of the emails was Terri Schiavo. The letter-writer was her husband, Michael. Bush’s effort to stop Michael Schiavo from removing his brain-damaged wife’s feeding tube was a defining moment of Bush’s time in office. Bush, a devout Catholic, sided with Terri Schiavo’s parents in the end-of-life dispute and reached for unprecedented authority to intervene. Michael Schiavo said his...
  • Jeb ‘Put Me Through Hell’ (Michael Schiavo)

    01/31/2015 3:01:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michael Kruse
    CLEARWATER, Fla.—Sitting recently on his brick back patio here, Michael Schiavo called Jeb Bush a vindictive, untrustworthy coward. For years, the self-described “average Joe” felt harassed, targeted and tormented by the most important person in the state. “It was a living hell,” he said, “and I blame him.” Michael Schiavo was the husband of Terri Schiavo, the brain-dead woman from the Tampa Bay area who ended up at the center of one of the most contentious, drawn-out conflicts in the history of America’s culture wars. The fight over her death lasted almost a decade. It started as a private legal...
  • Republicans have way to protest party's takeover by religious right

    03/30/2005 8:45:00 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 269 replies · 6,687+ views
    Omaha World Herald/ ^ | 3-27-05 | Harold Andersen
    the (relatively silent) majority of Americans feel(s) that the most compassionate treatment for Terri Schiavo - as well as the proper legal course of action - is to let her vegetative existence end, as advocated by her legal guardian, her husband. For Republicans who consider their party a captive of the religious right on matters like medical research and right-to-die legislation and now legislative intrusion into the judicial system, there is a way to at least feel more comfortable with their political consciences. That way is to leave a party whose leadership is currently attempting to leave behind in the...
  • Attorney Who Aided Terri Schiavo’s Husband Now Advising Barack Obama

    12/08/2008 4:42:42 AM PST · by wagglebee · 346 replies · 10,615+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/7/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- An attorney who won an award for representing Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael in his efforts to kill his disabled wife is now an advisor to the transition team of incoming president Barack Obama.Thomas Perrelli, who raised over $500,000 for the pro-abortion presidential candidate and is the managing partner of a Washington law firm, Jenner & Block LLP, is helping advise Obama on putting together a Justice Department team.However, Perrelli provided Michael Schiavo with legal advice during his response to the Congressional bill that President Bush signed allowing the Schindler fail to take their lawsuit seeking...
  • Michael Schiavo: Vote no on gay marriage amendment

    10/17/2008 3:24:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,197+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 10/15/08 | Joe Follick
    As if the topic of Amendment Two, a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, was not emotional enough, now the husband of Terri Schiavo has weighed in.Michael Schiavo, in an email to opponents of the amendment, said, ""The same people who thought they knew what was best for my wife Terri, are once again trying to tell others how to live ...As a former Republican, I think if the people behind Amendment 2 really cared about respecting a legal marriage between husband and wife, they would have respected mine." His video on the matter can be seen at...
  • Terri Schiavo's Ex-Husband Files FEC Papers Officially Closing Political Group

    09/24/2007 4:03:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 315+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/24/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Coral Gables, FL( -- Terri Schiavo's ex-husband has made it official and filed legal papers on Friday with the Federal Election Commission confirming his intention to disband his political action committee. According to FEC papers obtained, Michael Schiavo's brother Brian signed the report terminating the organization TerriPAC. As reported last week, Michael decided to close down the political action committee he created to go after pro-life lawmakers who sided with Terri's family in their efforts to save her life.After ordering her painful two-week-long starvation and dehydration death in March 2005, Michael Schiavo created the PAC to target pro-life...
  • TerriPAC Site Back Online, FEC Again Targets Terri Schiavo's Husband

    08/19/2007 8:25:12 PM PDT · by SErtelt · 5 replies · 583+ views ^ | August 19, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- The web site of Michael Schiavo's political action committee, TerriPAC, is back online after an absence of over a week. However, the Federal Elections Commission, which already fined the PAC $1,350, has written another letter to the organization saying its reports contain inaccurate and incomplete information. As reported on August 13, the TerriPAC web site was not online and attempts to reach it landed at a leading web domain registration company. The company's page for TerriPAC said the web site was offline pending deletion or transfer. The disappearance appears to be a case of TerriPAC...
  • TerriPAC Web Site Offline, Terri Schiavo's Ex-Husband Pays FEC Fine

    08/13/2007 3:52:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 670+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/13/07 | Steven Ertelt
    St. Petersburg, FL ( -- TerriPAC, the political action committee created by Terri Schiavo's former husband, has paid a $1350 fine to the Federal Election Commission in Washington. The fine was assessed after the group failed to file complete and timely reports. Now the political group's web site has been taken offline. After ordering her painful two-week-long starvation and dehydration death in March 2005, Michael Schiavo created the PAC to target pro-life lawmakers who tried to stop him from killing her. Michael created TerriPAC with his brother Brian Schiavo and, since its creation, it has frequently run afoul of the...
  • Michael Schiavo's Alleged History of Deceit, Accusation and Abuse

    07/25/2007 4:10:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 1,029+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/25/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    CLEARWATER, FL, July 25, 2007 ( - A North Country Gazette exclusive alleges, with evidence, that Michael Schiavo, who ordered the starvation of his wife Terry Schiavo in 2005, has a history of hostility towards co-workers, stalking women, vindictiveness and general unprofessional behavior. Last year, the Gazetter reports, Schiavo was involved in a complex tangle of accusations against co-workers at the Pinellas County Jail. The first alleged incident occurred on July 31, when co-worker Diane Cross illegally gave prescription medication, a muscle relaxant called Robaxin, to nursing supervisor David Richardson in order to alleviate his extreme back pain. Schiavo did...
  • Terri Schiavo's Husband Gets FEC Warning Over PAC Filing Problems

    02/28/2007 4:09:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 954+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 2/28/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Coral Gables, FL ( -- After the euthanasia death of Terri Schiavo, her former husband Michael wanted to exact revenge against the pro-life members of Congress who supported a measure allowing Terri's parents to take their efforts to save her life to federal court. He formed a PAC to get involved in various political campaigns, but it's running afoul of FEC reporting requirements. Schiavo was very involved in the 2006 election season. In Pennsylvania, he attacked pro-life Sen. Rick Santorum -- calling him "the only U.S. senator who flew to Florida and interfered with Terri Schiavo's private family tragedy." He...
  • Still Waiting

    02/02/2007 3:49:53 AM PST · by 8mmMauser · 1,706 replies · 16,697+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 1/29/2007 | Carrie K. Hutchens
    I don't know about anyone else, but I am still waiting for Michael Schiavo to make a correction on his blog about what "actually" took place in Colorado when he went there (to the debate) to supposedly ask Congresswoman Musgrave one question and she and her staff supposedly tried to have him removed. He called it, "My unreal night in Colorado - with radio link" (Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 08:05:14 PM PST). I'll say (from what I read) that it was his "unreal night". As I said before in "Standing up and Admitting a Mistake: Not Schiavo's Style?",  if...
  • Terri Schiavo's father hospitalized

    12/22/2006 5:55:06 PM PST · by TheDoctorNoh · 51 replies · 1,263+ views ^ | Dec. 22, 2006 | Worldnet Daily
    Robert Schindler, who led efforts to save the life of brain-disabled daughter Terri Schiavo, is in a hospital intensive care unit in Florida after suffering a stroke. Doctors are trying to stabilize Schindler after the stroke Sunday and what may have been a residual stroke Tuesday, said his son, Bobby Schindler Jr. Bobby Schindler told WND today his father has lost strength in his right side and his speech is slurred, but the cognitive part of his brain is functioning well, and he has no problem with memory.
  • Terri Schiavo's Former Husband Michael Campaigned for Losing Candidates

    11/10/2006 5:19:07 PM PST · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 1,552+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/10/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Springfield, FL ( -- After he successfully won a court order to kill Terri Schiavo via euthanasia, the disabled woman's former husband Michael pledged to take on pro-life advocates and formed a political action committee to defeat them. However, the candidates Michael campaigned for during the 2006 mid-term elections didn't fare very well.In fact, every candidate Michael personally campaigned for during the election cycle went down to defeat.Michael traveled to Colorado twice to campaign against pro-life Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, a Colorado congresswoman. He even attended a late October debate between Musgrave and her opponent and shouted at her when the...
  • Terri Schiavo's Former Husband Opposes Both Casey, Santorum in PA

    10/24/2006 4:20:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1,055+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/24/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Philadelphia, PA ( -- Terri Schiavo's former husband Michael, the man who won court approval to subject her to a painful euthanasia death, has said he will not endorse either pro-life Sen. Rick Santorum or Democratic challenger Bob Casey in Pennsylvania's competitive Senate race.Schiavo made the announcement at a campaign stop for two pro-abortion Congressional candidates he said his political action committee has endorsed.He indicated he couldn't support either candidate because both supported legislation that allowed Terri's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, to have a federal court review their lawsuit seeking to prevent Michael from killing Terri.Santorum voted for the...
  • Michael Schiavo Vs Joe Lieberman (Nat Hentoff On Truth The MSM Didn't Report On Terri Schiavo Alert)

    08/31/2006 11:10:54 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 1,119+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 08/31/06 | Nat Hentoff
    Among the celebrities journeying to Connecticut to support Ned Lamont's campaign to unseat Sen. Joseph Lieberman (now running as an independent, having lost the Democratic primary to Lamont) is Michael Schiavo, known around the world as the husband who finally succeeded in having the feeding tube removed from his late wife, Terri Schiavo. Schiavo pointedly reminded Connecticut voters that Sen. Lieberman has supported the president and Congressional Republicans in passing emergency legislation involving federal courts in an attempt to save Terri Schiavo's life while he, Michael Schiavo, was respecting her wishes — which she could no longer communicate — to...
  • The Ghost Of Terri Schiavo

    08/24/2006 6:50:14 PM PDT · by wjersey · 112 replies · 2,128+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 8/24/2006 | Michael Smerconish
    THE EYES of the political world will be on us come fall. Pennsylvania is home to the hottest Senate race and three of the most contested House races in the nation. The outcome of the Santorum-Casey, Fitzpatrick-Murphy, Gerlach-Murphy and Weldon-Sestak races could determine control of Congress. The vulnerability of many GOPers is war-related. But there are also important social issues, notably the attempted intervention in the case of Terri Schiavo. Some clues on that might be found in Connecticut, which just had a bruising Democratic primary between Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont. Not only did they differ on the war,...
  • Terri Schiavo's Ex-Husband Campaigns for Democrats, Says No to Republicans

    08/23/2006 3:33:16 AM PDT · by rhema · 54 replies · 1,929+ views ^ | August 22, 2006 | Steven Ertelt
    Naples, FL ( -- Terri Schiavo's former husband Michael, the man responsible for her painful starvation and dehydration euthanasia death over a year ago, spoke to a local Democratic group in Florida on Monday night. He told those in attendance they should vote for Democrats over Republicans and blamed the GOP for wanting to protect Terri's life. Schiavo was well-received and got a standing ovation when he spoke to a small group of 150 members of the Collier County Democratic Club. Last year, Schiavo switched his voter registration from Republican to Democrat and has been campaigning exclusively for Democrats during...
  • Charlie Crist Let My Daughter Die

    07/31/2006 4:58:07 PM PDT · by Quiet Man Jr. · 1,433 replies · 17,998+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 31, 2006 | Robert Schindler Sr.
    Charlie Crist Let My Daughter Die by Robert Schindler, Sr. Posted Jul 31, 2006 As most Americans know, on March 31, 2005, my daughter, Terri Schindler Schiavo died of starvation and thirst after having her feeding tube removed by court order. The sad chain of events that concluded with Terri’s death ignited a media firestorm nationally and internationally. What few saw or heard was the callous inaction of aspiring governor Charlie Crist. Florida Atty. Gen. Charlie Crist let my daughter die. He had it within his authority to save her life, but he turned a blind eye to her suffering....
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-31-06 (Daily Kos Diarist Michael Schiavo Slams Joe Lieberman)

    07/31/2006 5:53:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 77 replies · 1,641+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 31, 2006 | Michael Schiavo, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    I bet your first reaction upon seeing the name of "Michael Schiavo" in the title of this DUmmie FUnnies thread was "Huh?" It sure was my reaction when I saw Michael Schiavo's name as a Daily Kos Diarist SLAMMING Joe Lieberman in a KOmmie Diary titled, "Excuse me, Mr. Lieberman?" One would have thought that after all the controversy over Schiavo forcing the removal of the feeding tube from his comatose wife, Terri, over the strong objections of her parents who were willing to take care of her, that Michael Schiavo would slither away from public view and take...
  • Terri Schiavo Former Husband Will Host Fundraiser for Colorado Candidate

    07/11/2006 3:25:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 749+ views ^ | 7/11/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Denver, CO ( -- While Terri Schiavo's parents and family now work to assist disabled people to obtain proper medical care, Terri's former husband Michael moved into the political world after he successfully won the right to euthanize her. Michael formed a political action committee to target pro-life lawmakers who helped Terri's family and now is campaign for other candidates.Michael will be in Denver on Thursday to appear at a fundraiser for Peggy Lamm, who is running in a Democratic primary for a Colorado congressional seat."I know that Coloradans care deeply about protecting their liberties and living their lives free...
  • Michael [Schiavo's] World: A Dangerous Place to Be (War on the Weak series)

    05/24/2006 9:08:58 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 38 replies · 667+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 5/24/2006 | Chuck Colson
    Michael Schiavo has published a book titled "Terri: The Truth." It is about his well-known and, unfortunately, successful fight to end his wife’s life. Opening this book is like falling down Alice’s rabbit hole and ending up in a new and bizarre world. You don’t even have to turn to the first page—just look at the front cover, where Michael proclaims, “My two babies were threatened with death. I was condemned by the president, the majority leaders of the House and Senate, the governor of Florida, the pope, and the right-wing media. . . . I didn’t respond to their...
  • The Schindlers fight back: Terri Schiavo's family turns tragedy into triumph

    04/06/2006 8:34:45 PM PDT · by Quiet Man Jr. · 5 replies · 563+ views
    Celebrate Life ^ | March-April 2006 | Anita Crane
    The Schindlers fight back: Terri Schiavo’s family turns tragedy into triumph By Anita Crane It’s the anniversary of a frightening American tragedy. Last March 31, Terri Schiavo died of thirst after being deprived of food and water for 13 days. I met with Terri’s parents Robert and Mary Schindler, as well as her brother Bobby, in Washington, D.C, on January 22. At almost every step, someone approached the Schindlers in support. Throughout our brief conversation, the Schindlers’ strength and conviction far surpassed my expectations. Fresh wounds Robert: We came from generations in the Catholic tradition. Certain moral standards were instilled...
  • Terri Schiavo's Former Husband Attacks Tom DeLay After Resignation

    04/04/2006 4:49:32 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 47 replies · 1,239+ views ^ | 4/4/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Clearwater, FL ( -- The feud between retiring pro-life Congressman Tom DeLay and Terri Schiavo's former husband Michael is not as old as the legal battle with Terri's family, but intense nonetheless. After DeLay made an announcement that he is retiring his Congressional seat, Michael released a statement attacking him. Schiavo claimed "there's no question " that DeLay retired in part because he supposedly didn't want to face voters in November after having sided with the Schindler family against Michael's desire to kill Terri. "After what he did to Terri and me, he no longer deserved the public trust that...
  • A Sad Anniversary

    03/27/2006 8:47:18 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Freedom News ^ | March 22, 2006 | Tim
    The end of this month marks the anniversary of the judicially-ordered killing of Terri Schiavo, age 41, carried out at the behest of her husband who was living with another woman and his Scientologist lawyer. She was not brain-dead. She could breathe on her own. Yet despite the best efforts of Terri's family and the pro-life and disability-rights communities, the courts ordered Terri Schiavo to be killed by dehydration. Rush Limbaugh described the day as "the day our country hit rock bottom." One year later, it is still an apt description. Terri Schiavo left no written instructions nor a living...
  • The Schindlers fight back: Terri Schiavo's family turns tragedy into triumph

    03/27/2006 4:29:28 PM PST · by Quiet Man Jr. · 318+ views
    Celebrate Life ^ | March 2006 | Anita Crane
  • Michael Schiavo's statements make best case for Terri's Day movement

    03/27/2006 1:07:31 PM PST · by KevinNuPac · 4 replies · 539+ views
    Renew America ^ | March 27,2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    Michael Schiavo's statements make best case for Terri's Day movement Kevin Fobbs March 27, 2006 Michael Schiavo attempted to appear pious as he answered NBC Matt Lauer's question on what was Terri's wishes on end of life on Dateline Sunday evening. It was pure theater but what many viewers may have missed was the essence of Michael Schiavo's answer when he claimed Terri did not want to be a "burden" to anyone. Being a burden is why the court allowed her to be killed. Being a burden is now a mortal crime punishable by death. Didn't America hear the argument...
  • Terri Schiavo’s Husband Re-Married in Catholic Church

    01/23/2006 2:43:23 PM PST · by madprof98 · 144 replies · 2,692+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 1/23/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    SAFETY HARBOUR, Florida, January 23, 2006 ( – Michael Schiavo, who had his disabled wife Terri killed last March by refusing her food and water, was re-married last Saturday in the Roman Catholic Church of Espiritu Santo in Florida. Schiavo married Jodi Centonze. He had two children with her during the years he worked towards achieving Terri’s death. Terri Schiavo was killed in March 2005, in spite of her family’s strenuous fight to prevent the removal of her feeding tube and water. Terri was left severely brain damaged after collapsing at age 26. Although medical authorities said she was in...
  • Terri Schiavo's Husband Remarries (Next "mercy" killing victim?)

    01/22/2006 9:08:37 PM PST · by JRios1968 · 4 replies · 483+ views
    AP Via FoxNews ^ | 22 Jan 2006
    SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. — Michael Schiavo, whose brain-damaged wife was at the center of a contentious end-of-life battle that played out on a worldwide media stage, has remarried, family members said. Schiavo married his longtime girlfriend Jodi Centonze on Saturday in a private church ceremony, said John Centonze, the brother of the bride. Schiavo's former wife, Terri, died in March after her feeding tube was removed. She had suffered irreversible brain damage after collapsing at age 26 in 1990. Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings fought for years to keep her alive, arguing that she had some level of consciousness. Florida...
  • Terri Schiavo's former husband marries

    01/22/2006 11:35:40 AM PST · by LouAvul · 596 replies · 8,807+ views
    cnn ^ | 1-22-06
    SAFETY HARBOR, Florida (AP) -- Terri Schiavo's former husband has married his longtime girlfriend, friends and family members say. Michael Schiavo and his longtime girlfriend, Jodi Centonze, were wed Saturday at a church in Florida. The bride's brother says it was a very emotional ceremony. Schiavo's former wife, Terri, had suffered severe brain damage more than a decade ago and died last March after her feeding tube was removed. Michael Schiavo had argued his wife was in a vegetative state, and would not want to be kept alive artificially. ...snip..... The newlyweds first met in a dentist's office and began...
  • Storm over, Schiavo to remarry

    01/21/2006 2:03:21 PM PST · by amdgmary · 102 replies · 2,037+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | KELLEY BENHAM
    They might have done this years ago, but he already had a wife. Michael Schiavo and Jodi Centonze applied for a marriage license in Pinellas County on Friday. She listed her last marriage as ending in divorce on March 29, 1989. He listed his as ending in death on March 31, 2005. Their relationship has long been a curious sidenote in the national right-to-die case of Michael's first wife, Terri Schiavo, who was in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years. Michael Schiavo, 42, has called Jodi Centonze his fiancee for at least six years, relatives said. They live together...
  • Liberal Loonies - 2005 Awards

    12/31/2005 3:17:58 PM PST · by WatchYourself · 3 replies · 710+ views
    Capitol Hill Journal ^ | Dec. 31, 2005 | Dustin Hawkins
    The Liberal Loonies represents the one time of the year when liberals get all of the “praise” and recognition that they truly deserve. Husband of the Year: Michael Schiavo. For having his wife starved to death, despite promising to take care of her for the rest of her life in trying to get a big fat court settlement, Schiavo receives the prestigious ‘Husband of the Year’ award. In addition to refusing to divorce Terri and allow her parents to care for her, Schiavo went on to have an out-of-wedlock affair that produced two children and his and hers Mercedes, had...
  • Michael Schiavo Turning Terri into Poster Child for Euthanasia

    12/16/2005 6:22:20 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 61 replies · 2,121+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 17 December 2005 | Judie Brown
    It is frequently said that truth is stranger than fiction. In the case of Michael Schiavo, husband of the now deceased Terri Schiavo, this is precisely correct. You may recall that during the years that Terri Schiavo suffered from a debilitating condition, Michael worked very hard to acquire legal permission to kill his wife by denying her the basic human right of receiving food and water. He argued that she would not want to be fed through a tube. His view was that she actually died 12 years earlier, and that the person in the hospital bed was not truly...
  • Michael Schiavo launches Terri PAC (Barf Alert)

    12/08/2005 3:05:22 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 9 replies · 628+ views ^ | December 8, 2005 |
    While not specifically calling it "revenge," Michael Schiavo has fired a shot over the bow at the "Bible-thumping politicians" whom he claims used his wife, Terri Schiavo, as a political football last spring. Schiavo has announced the formation of a political action committee, called Terri PAC, in hopes of raising funds to defeat the politicians who tried to intervene in the seven-year court battle over the life of the 41-year-old brain-injured woman.
  • Schiavo's spouse forms a political action committee

    12/08/2005 2:47:01 PM PST · by boatbums · 24 replies · 823+ views
    The Associated Press | 12/8/05 | Brendan Farrington
    Michael Schiavo, whose wife Terri was at the center of a bitter right-to-die case, is hoping to retaliate against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and other politicians who tried to keep his brain-damaged wife alive. Schiavo announced Tuesday he is forming a political action committee to support or oppose candidates depending on where they stood on the divisive case.
  • Schiavo turns rage into TerriPAC

    12/08/2005 4:38:09 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 34 replies · 1,007+ views
    orlando sentinal ^ | 12/8/05 | Tamara Lytle
    WASHINGTON -- Michael Schiavo, who fought for years to remove his wife, Terri, from a feeding tube that kept her alive, has turned his anger about Congress's intervention into political action. Schiavo announced Wednesday that he has opened TerriPAC to strike back at politicians who tried to keep his brain-damaged wife alive through congressional legislation he termed a "sickening exercise in raw political power."
  • Michael Schiavo joins the fray

    12/07/2005 5:02:27 PM PST · by eartotheground · 198 replies · 2,823+ views
    Salon ^ | December 7th, 2005 | Michael Scherer
    Terri Schiavo's husband starts a PAC devoted to defeating the Bible-thumping politicians who used his comatose wife as a football. By Michael Scherer Dec. 7, 2005 | At the height of the battle, Michael Schiavo appeared to be a reluctant cultural warrior. His wife, Terri, lay comatose, in her 15th year of vegetative slumber, connected to a feeding tube, but well beyond resuscitation. Around her hospice, a political hurricane swirled. In Terri's name, President George Bush interrupted his vacation, Sen. Bill Frist played doctor from the Senate floor, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush launched a flimsy criminal investigation, and Rep. Tom...
  • Matters Of Life And Death Kevorkian: Terri a potential patent

    10/01/2005 8:25:22 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 7 replies · 439+ views ^ | October 1, 2005 |
    Incarcerated euthanasia crusader, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, says when he's released from prison he won't help anyone end his life by assisted suicide until the law makes it legal, but if he could go back ten years, he would have taken Terri Schiavo as a "patient" if her husband Michael had come to him. Kevorkian, 77, is serving a 10 to 25 year sentence for second degree murder in an assisted suicide case where he injected a patient suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease with a fatal dose of drugs. He is eligible for parole in 2007.
  • Terri Schiavo's tombstone: passed from this world in 1990

    09/29/2005 9:43:24 AM PDT · by topher · 95 replies · 2,405+ views
    This past weekend, Father Frank Pavone visited with the Schindlers (parents and brothers and sisters of Terri Schiavo). He went with the family to bless the tombstone that Michael Schiavo had set up his Terri Schiavo. On the tombstone, according to the family and Fr. Frank, it reads: ...passed away from this world in 1990 But we all know that autopsy was not started until after her death in the spring of 2005 -- just before the death of Pope John Paul II. Father Pavone contends that makes the disabled less than human. Listen to his one minute message... Click...
  • Protesters Outside as Michael Schiavo Tells His Story at “Ethics” Convention

    09/28/2005 5:31:43 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 619+ views ^ | 29 September 2005
    After speaking at a convention to honour the pro-euthanasia physician who pronounced that Terri Schiavo was in a “persistent vegetative state,” Terri’s estranged husband and killer, Michael Shiavo, drew a standing ovation. Michael Schiavo, speaking at an “ethics” convention honouring Dr. Ronald Cranford, who is retiring from medicine because of a cancer diagnosis, spoke publicly about the euthanasia of his wife Terri for the first time since her death in March. “Terri didn’t die an awful death,” he claimed. He said that, as Terri died, he “laid a red rose in her hand and said goodbye,” according to a North...
  • Terri Schiavo's family announces book plans

    09/27/2005 12:47:03 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 371 replies · 4,743+ views
    AP ^ | 9/27/05 | Mitch Stacy
    Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings are writing a book about their struggle in the epic end-of-life case that divided the country and captured the attention of everyone from the Pope John Paul II to President Bush, their publisher said Tuesday. The yet untitled memoir by parents Bob and Mary Schindler, brother Bobby Schindler and sister Suzanne Vitadamo will be published in March to coincide with the first anniversary of the death of the brain-damaged woman, whose feeding tube was removed after her husband won a court order to do so. "This book is the moving story of an ordinary family...
  • Michael Schiavo speaks at local medical ethics conference

    09/23/2005 2:09:04 PM PDT · by amdgmary · 12 replies · 552+ views
    Star Tribine ^ | September 23, 2005 | Maura Lerner
    In his first public comments since his wife's death, Michael Schiavo said today that ''I never, in my entire life, thought I would be thrown into such a national debate.... All I wanted to do was carry out my wife's wishes.'' Schiavo spoke at a conference in Minneapolis on medical ethics as several dozen protesters marched outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel where the conference was being held. Wiping away tears, Schiavo described his last moments with his wife, Terri, who died in March after a dramatic court battle to remove her feeding tube. ''Terri didn't die an awful death,'' he...
  • Michael Schiavo Asks Court for Lawsuit Against Terri's Former Caregivers (Schiavo Alert!)

    08/11/2005 6:36:42 AM PDT · by JRios1968 · 61 replies · 1,798+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 10 Aug 2005 | Steven Erfelt
    Clearwater, FL ( -- Terri Schiavo's estranged husband Michael plans to file a lawsuit against her former caretakers. Michael asked a local court on Tuesday to waive the two year statute of limitations against such a lawsuit. Mark Perenich, Michael's new attorney, who replaces euthanasia advocate George Felos, told the Tampa Bay Tribune newspaper he could not comment on the proposed lawsuit. Under Florida law, legal action must be taken within two years of the alleged mistreatment unless an extension is granted. Michael could be hoping to go after Florida Governor Jeb Bush or the Florida legislature, which passed Terri's...
  • State guardians laud Schiavo for fulfilling Terri's wish to die

    08/06/2005 3:44:27 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 134 replies · 11,863+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Aug. 06, 2005 | MAYA BELL
    He's been rebuked by the Vatican, castigated by Congress and slandered on the Internet, but Michael Schiavo was welcomed as a hero Friday by a state organization whose members make end-of-life decisions for people unable to make them for themselves.
  • 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...
  • Michael Schiavo's Lawyer: An Oddball - (author calls Felos "creepy;" "poisonous evil!")

    07/03/2005 5:00:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 33 replies · 1,509+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JULY 3, 2005 | Staff Writer
    In a stunning profile of George Felos -- the attorney who helped Michael Schiavo put his wife Terri to death -- an author and famed theologian shows the weird side of the crusading right-to-die lawyer. This is certainly a story the mainstream media ignored. Writing in Crisis magazine, Benjamin Wiker, co-author of "Architects of the Culture of Death" and a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, uses Felos' own words to expose his oddball views. Wiker is no friend of Felos' views. He writes of Terri's Shiavo's death: "Cold blooded murder," sanctioned by the state of...
  • Silent Witness : The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death

    06/28/2005 11:16:32 PM PDT · by Checkers · 183 replies · 3,273+ views
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    "We all watched Terri Schiavo die. The controversy around her case dominated the headlines and talk shows, going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House, and the Vatican. And it's not over yet. Despite her death, the controversy lingers. In Silent Witness, former LAPD detective and New York Times bestselling author Mark Fuhrman applies his highly respected investigative skills to examine the medical evidence, legal case files, and police records. With the complete cooperation of Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings, as well as their medical and legal advisers, he conducts exclusive interviews with forensics experts and...
  • Resting in Peace

    06/22/2005 8:31:07 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 1 replies · 388+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 22 | Judi McLeod
    Her gravesite may be festooned in flowers, but "Rest in Peace" is something Terri Schindler has been deprived of in death. Date of birth and date of death are often the last things written for those who have departed this Earth, a timeworn testimony to the conventional practice that leans on societal respect for the dead left on untold scores of graves the world over. Convention and respect for the dead seem to fly out the window when it comes to widower Michael Schiavo and his flamboyantly bizarre attorney, George Felos.
  • Schiavo's Remains Buried Amid Acrimony - (bronze marker says, "I kept my promise!")

    06/21/2005 4:58:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 906+ views
    The burial of Terri Schiavo's cremated remains didn't bring an end to the acrimony between her husband and her family. Michael Schiavo angered his late wife's family Monday by not notifying them about the burial beforehand and by inscribing on her bronze grave marker the words "I kept my promise." Michael Schiavo _ who said he promised his wife he would not keep her alive artificially _ also listed Feb. 25, 1990, as the date his wife "Departed this Earth." On that date, Schiavo collapsed and fell into what most doctors said was an irreversible vegetative state. Schiavo actually died...
  • Ashes of Terri Schiavo buried

    06/20/2005 3:27:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 242 replies · 4,118+ views
    Ashes of Terri Schiavo buried 12 minutes ago The remains of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman whose fate sparked a highly politicized right-to-die battle, were buried on Monday in Florida, her husband's lawyer said. The interment of Schiavo's ashes took place nearly three months after she died and five days after pathologists released results of an autopsy that showed her to have had massive brain damage and no hope of recovery. Her condition resulted from a collapse in 1990 that deprived her brain of oxygen. The burial at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Florida, was held in the...
  • 2 fathers named Michael

    06/20/2005 5:20:47 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies · 539+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 20, 2005 | Barbara Simpson
    What do you think would happen if your dad made a habit of sleeping with other people's little boys? How about if your dad never married your mother and, in fact, at the same time was married to another woman who was handicapped and whom he desperately wanted dead, mainly by cutting off her food and water supply? Would either of those men deserve the title "father" or deserve to be celebrated on Father's Day? Hardly. But, while the country remembers and honors fathers who sire, raise and love their children, there are two men who have children who, more...