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  • Terri Schiavo case disqualifies Ben Carson and Jeb Bush for presidency: pro-life leader

    11/18/2015 6:54:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/17/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The words of Dr. Ben Carson, and the actions of Gov. Jeb Bush, disqualify them both from serving as president of the United States, a leading pro-life leader said today. "We have seen what it is like to have a president who does not value every life equally, and we certainly do not need another," said Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue. "In my opinion, Ben Carson's statement dismissing Terri's life as 'nothing,' and Jeb Bush's failure to take action to save Terri, has disqualified them both from the office of president."...
  • Jeb Bush Says He Wouldn’t Ban Syrian Refugees

    11/17/2015 6:19:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11/17/15 | Eric Levitz
    Jeb Bush may be low-energy, but when it comes to Syrian refugees, he isn’t low-empathy. Unlike nearly all of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush said Tuesday that he would not support efforts to end refugee resettlement.“The answer to this is not to ban people from coming,” Bush told Bloomberg Television’s With All Due Respect. “The answer is to lead, to resolve the problem in Syria.”Bush emphasized that he wanted any refugees resettled in the United States to be rigorously vetted — which is already standard policy in the States — but said support for refugees was “a...
  • Ben Carson says the Terri Schiavo case was ‘much ado about nothing’

    11/13/2015 5:19:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 199 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that federal and state official overreacted in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who died in 2005 as her husband and family battled over whether to keep her alive despite her vegetative state.The case roiled the state of Florida and sparked an emotional national debate about the ethics, politics and spiritual significance of her life and death.(snip)After speaking at a Republican Party conference here on Friday, a reporter asked Carson what he thought of the infamous case -- one that Bush speaks about occasionally as he mounts his own presidential campaign."We...
  • Media finally focuses on a real presidential issue: The great baby Hitler quandry

    11/10/2015 6:38:26 PM PST · by Yankee-Maine · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Nein! I guess it’s old and busted to go around interviewing Ben Carson’s childhood acquaintances to see if he ever tried to stab anyone. The media has now moved on to truly relevant, ancient history. Are we talking about the national debt exceeding $18 trillion? How to defeat ISIS? How to counter Russian aggression? What to do about ObamaCare? How to get the GDP growing faster than 2.0 percent annually? No, sillies. We need to get to the really relevant questions. So, Jeb Bush, the Huffinton Post wants to know: If you could, would you go back in time and...
  • Jeb Bush says "you gotta step up" and kill baby Hitler

    11/09/2015 1:09:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/9/15 | Dylan Matthews
    So this is the world we live in now. Asked by the Huffington Post whether he would go back in time and kill baby Hitler, Jeb Bush said, "Hell yeah, I would! You gotta step up, man." But do you? Should you? Given certain assumptions, killing baby Hitler isn't a hard question. Assume that going back in time merely eliminates Hitler, and that the sole effect of that is that the Nazi Party lacks a charismatic leader and never takes power in Germany, and World War II and the Holocaust are averted, and nothing worse than World War II transpires...
  • Jeb Bush Opposes Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood Funding; Carly Fiorina Doesnt

    09/27/2015 11:17:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/27/15 | Michael Barbaro
    Jeb Bush said he was opposed to a shutdown of the federal government proposed by some congressional Republicans in their fight to defund Planned Parenthood a tactic that Carly Fiorina, one of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, suggested she could endorse. Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, called such a move wrongheaded and futile. I am against the government shutdown. Thats not how democracy works, he said during an interview on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. He said such a tactic would not succeed in stripping Planned Parenthood of federal funds under President Obama. Mrs. Fiorina,...
  • I Emailed Jeb Bush About Guacamole, And He Actually Responded

    07/02/2015 6:32:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/1/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    It all started yesterday while poring over 33 years of Jeb Bushs tax returns. In a demonstration of transparency, Bush, the former Florida governor and Republican presidential hopeful, tweeted out his e-mail address, inviting those curious about his finances to email me directly. (As governor, Bush encouraged Floridians to e-mail Many got a personal response). Bush campaign aides said was meant for use by voters eager to hear from the candidate himself, but this reporter decided to give it a shot. So, I drafted an email, knowing that it might drop into the dustbin of cyberspace. Rather than...
  • George P. Bush: Good Times Are Here Again If You Elect My Dad

    06/19/2015 1:42:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/17/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    George P. Bush, son of Jeb Bush, took his first campaign trip for his father on Wednesday to Nevada, underscoring the importance of the caucus state and planting a flag where his cowboy boots and belt play well. Speaking inside Mundo Mexican restaurant on a 106-degree day, and flanked by aquamarine chairs, Bush avoided other Republicans and focused keenly on linking Hillary Clinton to the president. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama think the government should decide your health care, Bush said. My dad thinks you and your doctor should make your health care decisions. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama...
  • Jeb Bush: I'll break away from GOP pack

    06/14/2015 3:31:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun June 14, 2015 | Karl de Vries
    (CNN) - Jeb Bush said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that he believes he'll be in a better position to break away from the rest of the Republican field when he announces his presidential candidacy.
  • How Jeb Bushs campaign ran off course before it even began

    06/10/2015 4:49:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10/15 | Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa
    When asked to pinpoint where Jeb Bushs presidential effort began running into trouble, many confidants utter a single word: Dallas. Mike Murphy, Bushs political alter ego, decided early on to hold regular senior staff meetings at an unusual location: a Hyatt hotel inside the terminal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The idea was that it was a central and relatively inexpensive gathering place for a team scattered from Los Angeles, where Murphy lives, to Miami, where the would-be candidate resides. It went fine at first but quickly became an awkward routine. Donors and other Republicans found the setup ungainly for...
  • Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border

    06/05/2015 6:29:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/5/15 | Pedro Gonzales
    Jeb Bush made a series of astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday. Actually, his comments were not so much about immigration as they were about illegal aliens. First he said he wanted to repopulate Detroit with illegal aliens. It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples' hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again," Bush said then. "Now it would look different, it wouldn't be Polish...But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic....
  • George P. Bush offers one-day YouTube seminar on Texas history

    05/28/2015 12:40:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    George P. Bush, the Texas land commissioner and heir apparent to the GOPs preeminent political dynasty, is teaching a class on character. The 30-minute lesson, which will be streamed on YouTube on Friday, will focus on the character of Texas first settlers and how their lessons apply today.
  • The Year That Changed Jeb Bush Forever (He Went Native)

    05/22/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2015 | Michael Krause
    He was born in Midland, Texas, and he spent a good bit of his boyhood in Houston, and he went to high school in Andover, Massachusetts, and to college in Austin, Texas, and he has lived for the last three and a half decades in Miami. But at the top of the list of the most important places in the world in the life of Jeb Bush is the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, and its conservative, old-world Catholic capital of Len. Len is why he proposed marriage in Spanish, why his three children are Mexican-American, why his favorite foods...
  • Columba Bush's car sports bumper sticker declaring Viva Jeb! and his campaign for Presidente 2016

    05/20/2015 11:46:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/20/15 | David Martosko
    EXCLUSIVE: Columba Bush's car sports bumper sticker declaring 'Viva Jeb!' and his campaign for 'Presidente 2016' (but he still won't say he's actually running) Jeb Bush has been coy about whether he will formally enter the 2016 presidential race. But his wife already has the bumper sticker. Columba Bush was photographed Tuesday in Coral Gables, Florida getting into her green Mini Cooper with a clearly visible Spanish-language message on the back-end. 'Viva Jeb! Presidente 2016,' it read. It's the first outward sign that Bush's presidential announcement is a certainty, and could come soon. The sticker includes Jeb's first name in...
  • Columba Bush raises her profile with Iowa newspaper op-ed

    05/19/2015 3:18:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/19/15 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Columba Bush, the wife of expected Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, continued to increase her public profile this week with an op-ed on domestic violence in Iowa's biggest newspaper. Her Des Moines Register op-ed asked readers to offer their support for the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where Bush writes she spent "quality time" on Friday. "It was inspiring to learn from our domestic violence leaders about the transforming process that Iowa implemented to maximize limited financial resources while creating a regional-based comprehensive service delivery program for domestic violence survivors and their children," she wrote.
  • Columba Bush using Twitter, Instagram to appeal to young Hispanics

    05/19/2015 9:59:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | 5/18/15 | Marc Schenker
    You can tell that campaign season is fully underway when Jeb Bushs wife takes to social media for the first time ever well before his campaign for president has even been officially announced. Columba Bush, originally from Mexico and fluent in Spanish, recently opened separate Twitter and Instagram accounts to begin the process of introducing herself to voters. Wives of presidential candidates are usually used as a way to soften their husbands public images and broaden their appeal to female voters. According to BuzzFeed, theres another political strategy in place here: The Jeb Bush campaign wants to appeal to...
  • 'Clinton Cash Author: Were Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer said that he is finding some interesting, compelling things in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesdays Hugh Hewitt Show. Schweizer reported, Were about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So were following the money. Were looking at land deals. Were looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • Bobby Schindler assesses the clerical response to his sisters death [Priests for Murder]

    05/15/2015 11:55:30 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    The Interim ^ | November 2007 | Alex Schadenberg
    On Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is holding the First International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, which will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton - Toronto Airport Hotel. Most of the leaders of groups that oppose the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide will be speaking at this Symposium, including Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman who was euthanized by dehydration in 2005. The following is an interview with Bobby Schindler that was conducted for Challenge magazine by Alex Schadenberg, the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition in...
  • Why Didn't Jeb Bush See Iraq Question Coming?

    05/14/2015 2:42:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Sky News UK ^ | 5/14/15 | Dominic Waghorn
    His latest attempt to clarify his stance on the Iraq war all seems very clumsy and awkward for a man who wants to be president. President George W Bush had a speaking problem with his well-documented Bushisms. His father was not immune either, once telling surprised listeners that Ronald Reagan and he had "had some sex", before correcting himself to say he had meant "setbacks". Jeb Bush seems to have inherited the same problem, but a hearing disorder, too. "I'm running for president in 2016," the former Florida governor let slip in Nevada on Wednesday before hastily adding an "if"....
  • Jeb Bushs Eloquent Defense of Christianity

    05/13/2015 10:27:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12 | Kathleen Parker
    It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Partys base and are, therefore, deemed fair game. Of course, religious folks come in a variety of stripes, checks and polka dots. Many are Democrats. But it is the members of the Christian right evangelicals and Catholics, especially who are treated every four years to the sneers of lefties, academics, proud atheists (allow me to quote myself: Theres no dogma like no dogma) and certain but not all media. Roger Ailess Fox News...
  • Jeb Bush courts evangelicals, defends religion in public life

    05/10/2015 6:02:37 AM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    McClatchy ^ | May 9 | Lesley Clark
    LYNCHBURG, VA. Looking to win over skeptical evangelical voters, Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against what he said are modern intrusions on religion as he lauded graduates and their families at Liberty University, a Christian college popular on the path to the Republican presidential nomination. Fashionable ideas and opinions which these days can be a religion all by itself have got a problem with Christians and their right of conscience, Bush told an audience of 34,000 in the schools football stadium. That makes it our problem, and the proper response is a forthright defense of the first...
  • Jeb Bush is getting torched in Iowa

    05/06/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 6, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    It doesn't look as if former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's (R) path to the White House will run through Iowa. Bush, widely viewed as a presidential front-runner on the Republican side, scored just 5% in the first primary state in a new Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday. The survey found Bush in seventh place among likely caucus goers behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Walker, with 21%, was by far the leader in the poll. Rubio...
  • Jeb Bush misfires with evangelicals over gay marriage supporters in inner circle

    05/06/2015 11:46:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/5/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Former Florida governor fails to identify any genuine conservatives on campaign team. Jeb Bushs latest effort to court evangelical voters boomeranged when a Christian radio network boss challenged him for hiring two political aides who support same-sex marriage, and the former Florida governor conceded that he couldnt identify any genuine conservatives in his inner circle. The details of Mr. Bushs private phone call in mid-April with Rich Bott, whose religious radio network of 100 stations stretches from California to Tennessee within potential reach of 51 million listeners, were confirmed to The Washington Times by Mr. Bott and top aides to...
  • Columba Bush, Wife of Jeb Bush, Takes on Greater Role in Campaign

    05/01/2015 1:51:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/1/15 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    Columba Bush, the famously private wife of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appears to be taking on an increasingly prominent role in her husbands nascent presidential campaign. Later this month, Mrs. Bush will headline a fundraiser for her husbands leadership PAC, Right to Rise, in Miami. This week, she attended a retreat for Mr. Bushs donors at an oceanfront luxury hotel in Miami Beach, where she gave a heartfelt speech about her husband, according to those present. Her name has also been popping up with increasing frequency in fundraising emails last week she asked supporters to join with my...
  • Jeb Bush says 11 million undocumented immigrants in U.S. deserve chance to stay

    04/30/2015 6:26:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 4/30/15 | Fox News AP
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party's contentious immigrant debate. In tone and substance, Bush stands out among the many Republicans lining up for the GOP's next presidential primary, where conservatives who oppose an immigration overhaul often hold outsized influence. As he moves toward a presidential campaign, the brother and son of former presidents has not backed away from his defense of immigrants in the country illegally and a policy that would allow them to attain legal status under certain...
  • Jeb Bush Pushes Republicans to Cave to Obama Executive Amnesty, Approve Loretta Lynch!

    04/16/2015 9:45:02 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has joined Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to abandon his pre-election promise to fight President Obamas executive amnesty by holding a vote to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. I think that presidents have the right to pick their team, Bush said in New Hampshire at an event with about 95 voters and a horde of media, according to Time Magazines Zeke Miller. The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as Attorney General, Bush said, echoing a talking point that...
  • Jeb Bush: Loretta Lynch deserves a vote

    04/16/2015 7:31:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 87 replies
    NASH96.3 ^ | 4/16/2015 | Nash96.3 (fromCNN)
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suggested in New Hampshire on Thursday that Senate Republicans should allow a vote on Loretta Lynch, the White House attorney general nominee.</p> <p>I think presidents have the right to pick their team, Bush said at a Politics and Pies event in Concord, where he is testing the message he will deliver if he runs for president. The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as attorney general.</p>
  • Jeb Bush, Luis Gutierrez To Keynote Pro-amnesty Hispanic Groups Convention

    04/13/2015 10:28:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/15 | Breitbart News
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Luis Gutierriez (D-IL) will be keynote speakers for a pro-amnesty Hispanic groups convention in April. Bush and Gutierrez, both of whom have been vocal about the need for a comprehensive amnesty bill, will headline the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conferences (NHCLC) annual convention, which will be held April 28-30 in Houston. We are thrilled to have such prestigious speakers join us for this very important gathering, NHCLC President Rev. Samuel Rodriguez said in a statement. This convention will bring together influential Christian Hispanic leaders from around the world to address vital issues of...
  • Emails to Jeb Bush regarding Terri Schindler Schiavo

    02/11/2015 4:46:08 PM PST · by FR_addict · 27 replies
    Jeb Bush emails ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | FR_Addict
    Included in the Email dump, Jeb Bush included all the email and personal information sent to him about Terri Schindler Schiavo. The ".pst" files are not available anymore, but you can still look at the individual dates. The email addresses are not blocked out nor the names. Terri died on March 31, 2005. If you know what date you wrote your email, you can search for it. SEARCH FOR YOUR TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO EMAILS ABOVE
  • Jeb Bush: Send Majority Of Unaccompanied Minors Back Home

    07/24/2014 12:42:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/24/2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, co-author and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush argued that it was important to send the majority of the 50,000 unaccompanied minors back home. Except for those deserving few who may demonstrate true cause for asylum or protection from sex trafficking, these children must be returned to their homes in Central America, he wrote in the op-ed, which was co-authored by Clint Bolick. Bush argued that the 2008 anti-trafficking law - allowing children to stay in the country - should be changed to help stop the flow of children crossing the border, who then claim...
  • Brother testifies in favor of Terri Schiavo Day

    01/19/2012 6:51:47 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 21 replies
    Greeley Gazette ^ | January 13, 2012 | Matt Lacy
    Brother testifies in favor of Terri Schiavo Day by Matt Lacy Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo testified on Tuesday in support of a New Hampshire bill proclaiming March 31 of each year as a day to remember Terri Schiavo. Schiavo, who spent 15 years on a feeding tube, became a focal point over the right to die issue and highlighted the need for individuals to have a living will specifying their wishes.. On February 25, 1990 Schiavo collapsed while at home. After being admitted to the hospital, doctors were unable to determine an exact cause of...
  • Bobby Schindler: Legacies of Terri Schiavo, Robert Schindler Inspire My Family

    08/31/2011 4:46:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 119 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/31/11 | Bobby Schindler Note: Bobby Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo and he and his family now work for Terris Life & Hope Network to help disabled and incapacitated patients like her. The anniversary of the death of his father, Robert Schindler, was earlier this week. The passing of both Terri and my father is what helps inspire my family and the work we do at Terris Life & Hope Network to continue fighting for our most vulnerable every day.My father was a man of incredible strength, and loved his family so much that he essentially gave up his life...
  • Beach Boys to Headline Second Terri Schiavo Benefit Concert

    03/23/2011 10:05:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | March 22, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    After country music star Randy Travis thrilled listeners at a concert last year to raise funds for the Terri Schiavo foundation, the Beach Boys are heading up the concert this time around. The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is using the concerts as a way to raise critically-needed funds to support its work helping disabled patients like Terri and their families as the next step of their mission following Terri’s death. She was killed by her husband, who won a highly-disputed court order allowing him to remove her feeding tube and take her life during the course of a...
  • The Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Concert, featuring Randy Travis! Indianapolis, IN, April 11, 2010

    04/06/2010 11:11:03 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies · 351+ views
    LifeandHopeConcert.orgPlease visit the above link for all the details! Concert event brought to you by the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation.
  • Today marks fifth annual national memorial for "Terri's Day"

    03/31/2010 4:44:25 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 3 replies · 327+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 | Priests for Life
    "On March 31, five years ago, Terri Schiavo died a court-mandated and government-enforced death," said Fr. Pavone. "I saw for myself, as I held her hand and prayed at her bedside, that this death was not 'peaceful' and 'beautiful' as euthanasia advocates want us to think. Moreover, as health care is placed more and more in the hands of the government, we have to be more vigilant than ever to protect the Terris of today and tomorrow." "Terri's Day" was established by Terri's family and Priests for Life to foster education, prayer, and activism to counter discrimination against the disabled....
  • A New Low Liberal Media Now Running Terri Shiavo Pull the Plug Musical Comedy for Children

    03/23/2010 8:14:06 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 44 replies · 905+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 23, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Well, here’s a new low from the godless left… “Family Guy” marked the 5 year anniversary of Terri Shiavo’s court-ordered death by staging a children’s musical comedy about pulling the plug.  Maybe they’re preparing us for Obamacare? Since when did mocking a family over the court-ordered death of their daughter become good humor?NewsBusters reported: Seth MacFarlane marked the five-year-anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s court-ordered death by staging a preschool musical about it in his crass FOX cartoon, “Family Guy.”  MacFarlane denied Schiavo human dignity in the March 21 episode by referring to her in lyrics sung by cartoon preschoolers as “the most expensive...
  • Stop dehydration deaths, says Terri Schiavos brother in response to new brain scan

    02/05/2010 4:01:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 139 replies · 2,196+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/4/10 | Catholic News Agency
    St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb 4, 2010 / 08:32 pm (CNA).- Reacting to news of a breakthrough in brain scanning technology, Terri Schiavo's brother Bobby Schindler is calling for a halt to removing hydration from brain-damaged patients who are thought to be in a persistent vegetative state. An unscientific, inaccurate diagnosis of unresponsive patients is being used as a criterion to kill, Schindler charged. Schindler was responding to news that researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Lige have used a technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to map a patients brain activity while he was...
  • Wesley J. Smith: Case of Rom Houben Should Prompt Renewed Look at Terri Schiavo's Death

    12/26/2009 6:22:59 PM PST · by wagglebee · 111 replies · 2,461+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/24/09 | Wesley J. Smith Note: Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture. His most recent book is the Consumer's Guide to a Brave New World. This opinion column originally appeared in the Church Report.Terri Schiavo continues to prick our collective conscience, our sensitivity to the way she died -- deprived of all food and water, even the balm of ice chips for nearly two weeks -- as raw today as on the day she drew her last breath five years ago next March. Usually, the trauma remains...
  • Commentary: The Significance of that Case of the Man Trapped in a "Coma" for 23 Years

    11/24/2009 3:59:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 1,141+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/24/09 | Alex Schadenberg
    By Alex Schadenberg, Chairman, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionNovember 24, 2009 ( - Many people will have read the story of Rom Houben, the Belgium man who was diagnosed as being in a permanent vegetative state (PVS) for 23 years, but who in fact had a condition known as Locked-in Syndrome. A person in locked-in syndrome is fully aware of all of their surroundings and they hear and remember the conversations that take place around them, but due to their cognitive disability they are unable to respond.The case of Rom Houben is significant given that many bioethicists are attempting to redefine...
  • Patient trapped in a 23-year 'coma' was conscious all along

    11/22/2009 5:51:33 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 93 replies · 6,895+ views
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 23rd November 2009 | Allan Hall
    A man thought by doctors to be in a vegetative state for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time, it was revealed last night. Student Rom Houben was misdiagnosed after a car crash left him totally paralysed. He had no way of letting experts, family or friends know he could hear every word they said. Rom Houben was trapped in a coma for 23 years and had no way of letting anyone know he could hear what they were saying (pictured posed by model) 'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear,' said Mr Houben, now 46.
  • During Baltimore assembly, bishops to consider revised directives on withdrawal of food, water

    10/31/2009 4:31:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 107 replies · 3,740+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 10/30/09 | Nancy Frazier OBrien
    WASHINGTON A proposed revision to the directives that guide Catholic heath care facilities would clarify that patients with chronic conditions who are not imminently dying should receive food and water by medically assisted means if they cannot take them normally. As a general rule, there is an obligation to provide patients with food and water, including medically assisted nutrition and hydration for those who cannot take food orally, says the revised text of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services proposed by the U.S. bishops Committee on Doctrine. This obligation extends to patients in chronic conditions...
  • A father I'd want on my side (Robert Schindler, Sr. - Father of the late Terri Schiavo)

    09/02/2009 4:50:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 136 replies · 4,615+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 9/1/09 | Joni B. Hannigan
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)--I envied Terri Schiavo for her father, Bob. There were times I thought: What a waste, she doesn't know how good she has it. Not like it was her fault, but if only she knew. But of course she knew. From all the firsthand accounts and the vivid description of my friend David Gibbs, the attorney who fought for the right of Bob Schindler's daughter to live, Terri herself knew what it was like to feel the whiskered face of her father rough up against her cheek and tickle her until she smiled. She knew when he...
  • Terri Schiavo's Father Dies At 71

    08/30/2009 11:49:29 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 9 replies · 511+ views
    MetroSource News | 08/30/2009 | Rory O'Neill
    Terri Schiavo's Father Dies At 71 (St. Petersburg, FL) -- The father of a woman who was at the center of a battle over "end of life" issues has died. Terri Schiavo's dad, Robert Schindler, passed away on Saturday at the age of 71. Schindler, his wife Mary, and their two other children became national figures back in 2005 while fighting to keep Terri alive on a feeding tube, against the wishes of her husband, Michael. Bobby Schindler released a statement saying he was "heartbroken" over the loss of his father and called his father "a man of integrity, character,...
  • Terri Schiavo Documentary Wins More Awards, Schindler Family Helps Disabled

    07/29/2009 12:01:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 150 replies · 4,493+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/29/09 | Steven Ertelt
    St. Petersburg, FL ( -- The Terri Schiavo Story, a highly-regarded documentary on the life and euthanasia death of the disabled Florida woman, continues to rack up new awards. Meanwhile, the Schindler family continues to help disabled patients whose lives are threatened by doctors or families. Schiavo was killed in a painful starvation and dehydration euthanasia death over the course of nearly two weeks when her former husband won a court order to kill her and the documentary presents facts that the mainstream media distorted.Earlier this year the Terri Schiavo Story won the 2009 Jubilee Award at the San Antonio...
  • Speaking of judicial empathy

    07/14/2009 5:09:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies · 572+ views
    July 14, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Speaking of judicial empathy, where was the empathy for the helpless Terri Schiavo as she was dehydrated to death by judicial order, without even the simple kindness of allowing the grieving parents to whet her blistering lips as she was being tortured to death?</p>
  • Gov. Jeb Bush: Why Race to Kill Terri Schiavo but Not Murderers?

    09/24/2004 6:13:34 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 1,714+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 9/24/04 | Carl Limbacher
    To the disgust of Florida's left-wing newspapers, Gov. Jeb Bush has tried to save Terri Schiavo from a gruesome, painful death by dehydration and starvation. Now the usual suspects in the pro-death crowd are rejoicing at the latest ruling by the Democrat-run Florida Supreme Court. But the governor said, "I'm disappointed for the moral reasons of the taking of innocent life without having, I don't think, a full hearing on the facts of what her intent was." He observed that courts can delay death sentences for decades. Will the innocent Mrs. Schiavo be accorded the same privileges granted to vicious...
  • Former Senate President Jim King diagnosed with cancer

    05/19/2009 5:18:56 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 42 replies · 1,339+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2009 1:48:13 PM | Aaron Deslatte
    TALLAHASSEE -- State Sen. Jim King, a Jacksonville Republican and 22-year veteran of the Legislature, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the lawmaker's longtime spokeswoman said Saturday. During a recent routine post-legislative session checkup, Senator Jim King was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While Senator King plans to seek additional medical counsel and aggressive treatment, he is aware that this particular type of cancer is difficult to treat and manage, and that the outcomes are, at best, guarded," said Sarah Bascom, a political consultant and longtime spokeswoman for King, in a statement.
  • Rolling Stone Criticized for Mocking Death of Terri Schiavo

    02/26/2009 9:19:28 AM PST · by julieee · 16 replies · 1,105+ views ^ | February 26, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    New York, NY -- Rolling Stone magazine is coming under fire for featuring a mock interview with former President George W. Bush in its latest issue. During the interview, Rolling Stone satirizes the death of Terri Schiavo by having the former president supposedly mocking her death, even though he tried to save her life.
  • New Terri Schiavo Documentary

    02/03/2009 5:44:39 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 12 replies · 863+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/03/2009 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    The tragic story of Terri Schiavo has, for most Americans, become a faded memory. But now, thanks to Ken Carpenter and Franklin Springs Family Media, the account of her heart-wrenching ordeal will forever be available to those who believe in the sanctity and value of human life. Narrated by well known Christian author and advocate for the disabled, Joni Eareckson Tada . . .
  • Pro-Life Advocates Urged to Renew Efforts Against Abortion After Election Loss

    11/05/2008 3:56:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 256 replies · 7,490+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/5/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Several pro-life leaders are hoping the majority of Americans who take a pro-life position on abortion will re-charge and re-energize following Tuesday night's election defeats. They say the pro-life movement must prepare themselves to take on a pro-abortion president and renew educational efforts."We have long known that the work of advancing a culture of life is not a short-term project," Americans United for Life president Charmaine Yoest told"Recall that William Wilberforce fought against the slave trade for 45 years before he ultimately prevailed in his defense of life," she said."In 2008, it is clear...