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  • 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
    LifeNews.com Note:  Bobby Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo and he and his family now work for Terri’s 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 Terri’s 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
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | 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 Schiavo’s 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 Ličge have used a technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to map a patient’s 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
    LifeNews.com 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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 O’Brien
    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 (LifeNews.com) -- 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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 (LifeNews.com) -- 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 LifeNews.com."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...
  • Eduardo Verastegui Talks about Obama, Saving Babies Outside L.A. Abortion Clinic

    10/01/2008 3:56:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 247 replies · 14,472+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/08 | Anita Crane
    Los Angeles, October 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Saturday, September 27, the Mexican superstar of Latin America, Eduardo Verastegui, and several of his friends joined the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign outside Family Planning Associates, an abortion business at 601 S. Westmoreland Avenue. He went there for two reasons: to help mothers and their unborn children, and warn people about the number-one abortion celebrity, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).Verastegui is cofounder of L.A.-based Metanoia Films and lead actor in the company's first feature film, Bella (http://www.amazon.com/Bella-Eduardo-Ver%C3%A1stegui/dp/B0014...), which premiered in American movie theaters last October.Until November 2, citizens of 179 cities in...
  • Terri Schiavo's Mother Mary Schindler Finds 1984 Note From Her Daughter

    05/13/2008 12:10:13 PM PDT · by julieee · 54 replies · 4,056+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 13, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    St. Petersburg, FL -- Terri Schiavo's mother Mary Schindler has uncovered a note that Terri wrote back in 1984 when she married her husband Michael. Now remarried to someone with whom he had an affair before Terri's death, Michael won a court order to take her live despite pleas from her family. Terri's brother Bobby Schindler tells LifeNews.com about the note. Complete story at: http://www.LifeNews.com/bio2440.html
  • Barack Obama Would Take Back Vote Helping Terri Schiavo Avoid Euthanasia

    02/27/2008 1:14:38 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 2,741+ views
    LifeNews ^ | February 26, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Cleveland, OH (LifeNews.com) -- Senator Barack Obama debated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night and said his biggest mistake was voting with a unanimous Senate to help save Terri Schiavo. Terri is the disabled Florida woman whose husband won the legal right to starve her to death. In March 2005, just weeks before Terri died from a painful 14-day starvation and dehydration death, Congress approved legislation allowing her family to take its case from state courts to federal courts in an effort to stop the euthanasia from proceeding.Terri was not on any artificial breathing apparatus and only required...
  • Obama's biggest regret? Not more energetically letting Terri Schiavo die.

    02/27/2008 10:02:47 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 1,019+ views
    American Papist ^ | February 27, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    In last night's democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama - their last one before the Texas/Ohio showdown on March 4th - Barack Obama made a surprising (to me, shocking) statement: RUSSERT: Senator Obama, any statements or vote you'd like to takeback? OBAMA: Well, you know, when I first arrived in the Senate that first year, we had a situation surrounding Terri Schiavo. And I remember how we adjourned with a unanimous agreement that eventually allowed Congress to interject itself into that decision making process of the families. It wasn't something I was comfortable with, but it was...
  • 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 (LifeNews.com) -- 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...
  • Bobby Schindler Reveals Shocking Support by Catholic Clergy for Sister's Euthanasia Killing

    12/15/2007 5:47:27 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 254+ views
    LifeSite ^ | December 14, 2007 | Steve Jalsevac
    December 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Shiavo, the young woman who was dehydrated to death in Florida in 2005, has become a prominent opponent of euthanasia since that wrenching time for his family. In a recent Challenge magazine interview with Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Schindler revealed the shocking details of the support from many prominent Catholic clergy for the court ordered removal of food and hydration from Terri. Bobby is a practicing Catholic as was his sister.   Schindler stated that his sister "was not dying, not attached to any type of...
  • The boy who is allergic to almost EVERY food

    10/02/2007 3:51:14 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 338 replies · 2,591+ views
    The Evening Standard, London ^ | October 2, 2007 | unknown
    Tyler Savage: he is fed through a tube in his stomach A boy of 12 suffers from so many allergies that he is able to eat only five foods. Tyler Savage is violently ill every time he is given dishes containing dairy products or wheat, gluten, eggs, lactose and soya. The sole foods he is allowed are chicken, carrots, grapes, potatoes and apples. To help him survive, minerals and vitamins are pumped directly into his stomach through a tube. Tyler started to fall ill at the age of six when even a morsel of food would leave him writhing...
  • The Vindication of Terri Schiavo by Vatican's Clear Answer on Nutrition and Hydration

    09/20/2007 4:09:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 630+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/20/07 | Fr. Tom Euteneuer
    Since the election of Pope Benedict, the Church has been renewed by an abundance of blessings flowing from the Vatican. In case you did not hear, the Pope's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has just released its answer to the question of providing nutrition and hydration (i.e., food and water) to persons in so-called vegetative states. Even though a child can figure out that it's not right to starve people to death, the Vatican set the issue to rest this week. In its technically-precise language, the CDF vindicated our beloved Terri Schiavo by saying that no one...
  • Leaders Shouldn't Separate Faith and Politics, Catholic Governor Jeb Bush States

    08/11/2007 9:07:16 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 15 replies · 739+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 9, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Leaders Shouldn't Separate Faith and Politics, Catholic Governor Jeb Bush States By Elizabeth O'BrienATLANTA, Georgia, August 9, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Republican governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, brother of President George Bush, described his "faith journey" to audiences at a Catholic conference this summer, emphasizing that faith and politics should not be separated. The devout Catholic and pro-life politician received a standing ovation from a crowd of families, children, priests and young people before he even began his speech at the 11th Youth and Family Encounter conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The event was sponsored this July...
  • 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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...
  • Man Set to Be Euthanized Regains Consciousness

    06/29/2007 8:23:46 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 41 replies · 1,445+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 6-28-07 | Doug Huntington
    On May 30, Ramirez was part of a serious car accident where he suffered multiple injuries and was put into a comatose state. He was placed onto feeding tubes where he received nourishment and water. Ten days later, the man’s wife, Rebecca, 33, asked doctors to pull him from the tubes after they explained that the accident would probably leave the man blind or in vegetative state. For five days, the hospital withheld sustenance from the injured man, but restored the tubes after the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) – an Ariz.-based Christian law firm – filed a lawsuit on behalf...
  • Family of Terri Schiavo to Get Natl Pro-Life Award, Start Medical Center

    06/26/2007 4:15:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies · 690+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/26/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Springfield, FL (LifeNews.com) -- The family of Terri Schiavo could have called it a day after Terri was starved and dehydrated to death by her former husband over a two week period. They endured constant international news coverage and waged a discouraging battle in the courts that left their daughter and sister with no hope. Instead, Terri's parents Bob and Mary, brother Bobby and sister Suzanne pressed on. Not wanting the same fate to befall other disabled patients, they reworked the foundation they created to help Terri and organized it to assist other incapacitated or minimally conscious patients. Since they...
  • Judge orders life support for hospice patient

    06/15/2007 2:54:30 PM PDT · by balch3 · 43 replies · 1,355+ views
    AZstar.net ^ | June 15, 2007 | Associated Press
    MESA, Ariz. - An incapacitated Chandler man in a hospice must be kept alive and given a special guardian, a judge has ruled. Jesse Ramirez, 36, suffered a broken neck, fractured skull, punctured lung, broken ribs and fractured face in a rollover crash May 30 in Chandler. A neurosurgeon told Ramirez's wife and family on June 8 that doctors had done all they could for Ramirez, who maintains minimal brain activity. Ramirez's wife, Rebecca, reportedly wants him to be denied food and water but his parents and sister want him to be given life-supporting care.
  • Republican Candidates Romney, Giuliani, McCain Repudiate Government Effort to Save Terri Schiavo

    05/25/2007 11:24:07 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 26 replies · 1,215+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Friday May 25, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    UNITED STATES, May 23, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The three front-runners in the Republican presidential primary repudiated Congress’ intervention to save the life of Terri Schiavo, the Florida brain-injured woman who died of court-ordered dehydration and starvation in 2005 at the behest of her husband who was then living with another woman. Front runners Rudy Giuliani, Sen. John McCain, and former Gov. Mitt Romney were all asked in the debate moderated by MSNBC: “Terri Schiavo: Should Congress have acted or let the family make the decision, the husband?”Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, who is campaigning on his pro-life conversion responded...
  • Targeting the Disabled: Turning Crimes Into Acts of Compassion

    05/22/2007 10:11:42 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 26 replies · 682+ views
    LifeNews ^ | May 22, 2007 | Bobby Schindler
    LifeNews.com Note: Bobby Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo and works with the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation to help disabled and other patients like her to receive the lifesaving medical treatment they deserve.I recently returned from Austria and Germany where I had the fortunate opportunity to speak in front of several organizations to give witness to my family's struggle to care for my sister Terri. Along with the circumstances of Terri's life and death, I spoke about how the medical community continues to target the disabled by convincing the American people that if someone's "quality of life" is deemed...
  • Giuliani's bumbling on right-to-die issue

    05/10/2007 10:27:54 PM PDT · by jdm · 10 replies · 898+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 11, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    Forget abortion rights. The opinions Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has now expressed on the right-to-die case of Terri Schiavo make him look both unprincipled and out of touch. That's a clumsy combination. Schiavo spent 15 years in a persistent vegetative state before she died two years ago after her feeding tube was removed. Her court case attracted international attention and spurred controversial attempts by Florida's governor and Legislature, and the president and Congress, to intervene. For Giuliani, though, his position seems to be a work in progress. In 2005, on the day after Schiavo died, he told the New...
  • Find out the TRUTH about Terris Fight for life

    05/03/2007 3:17:03 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 848 replies · 8,764+ views
    Amazon.com:Review ^ | April 22, 2006 | Debra M. Ferguson
    I purchased this book last year, and found it to be one of the best references for facts in Terri Schiavo's case. Reading this book is like sitting down with Cheryl and Jan, and listening/watching them present the actual evidence and truth about so many things that the mainstream "pro euthanasia" media has refused to tell. You will see the actual hospital documents, police reports, and so much more. I will warn you though, that once you learn about the judicial misconduct, FL laws broken, the details of Michaels malpractice case,(money was paid under the claim that Terri had a...
  • Terri Schiavo's Next to Last Day: A Look Back, "I Want to Live"

    03/30/2007 5:50:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 846 replies · 8,260+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/30/07 | Steven Ertelt
    St. Petersburg, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo's family will never forget the next to last day of her life two years ago. It started with a Supreme Court ruling and a judgment by a federal appeals court, and ended with the knowledge that their daughter wanted to live.The U.S. Supreme Court, on that Wednesday, issued a decision allowing Terri Schiavo's painful starvation death. It wound up being the last legal decision in the long battle between Bob and Mary Schindler and Terri's former husband Michael.The once-sentence ruling was issued just hours after the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • The new meaning of Easter: Terri Schiavo

    03/26/2007 9:18:14 PM PDT · by JohnSullivan · 155 replies · 1,742+ views
    Eyewitness ^ | March 26th, 2007 | John Sullivan
    On the night of Terri's funeral, I posted a few observations and a lot of pictures of what I had seen in the days of Lent, the Triduum, and the First Sunday of Easter. They are here: http://www.endlesswonder.com/terrischiavo.html Many times I have wanted to go in and update or even expand upon what was there, but I decided to just leave it as a memory frozen in time of one of the most disgraceful moments in our history when just about everyone let us down, and worst of all, Terri's death There was once a day when I would think...
  • Politicians still wrong on Terri's case [her brother addresses Romney's recent comments]

    03/21/2007 1:25:57 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 41 replies · 685+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 21, 2007 | Bobby Schindler
    Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney recently stated, "My view was a case like this would normally be left in the hands of a court." Romney was referring to the attempt by Congress to help save the life of my sister, Terri Schiavo. He mistakenly assumed passing the buck on this issue would gain him political capital. He could not be more wrong, morally or politically. Thomas Jefferson said, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." Sadly, many of our politicians have abandoned this basic...
  • Capturing Sarah's spirit [If Terri had had a Caring Husband...]

    03/14/2007 12:10:45 PM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies · 1,172+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 031407 | Clara Kilbourn
    Her blue eyes sparkled, and a soft smile spread across Sarah Scantlin's face. Sarah belted out a series of scales and sounds after Golden Plains Health Care Center staff member Jennifer Trammell asked if she would like to practice her sounds. "La, la, la; da, da, da; so, so, so," she said. At Trammell's suggestion, she repeated the series. Hutchinson News Photo Sarah Scantlin smiles for the video camera during an interview Tuesday. Photo by Sandra J. Milburn "Why are we doing this, Sarah?" Trammell asked, then answered the question herself: "This helps you form words and strengthens your vocal...
  • Romney says government was wrong in Schiavo case

    03/11/2007 7:40:49 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 950 replies · 8,730+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | March 11, 2007 | Adam C. Smith
    TAMPA -- He's campaigning hard for support from Republican social conservatives, but presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Saturday he disagreed with the government's intervention in the Terri Schiavo case. "I think it's probably best to leave these kinds of matters in the hands of the courts," Romney said in a television interview airing today.
  • 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...
  • Frozen in time: the disabled nine-year-old girl who will remain a child all her life

    01/04/2007 4:17:57 AM PST · by BuffaloJack · 21 replies · 1,229+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | January 4, 2007 | Ed Pilkington
    Frozen in time: the disabled nine-year-old girl who will remain a child all her life · Parents fiercely criticised over 'offensive' surgery · Disability groups say case raises troubling issues Ashley's parents call her their Pillow Angel, a moniker that is a reference to the love and joy they feel for their nine-year-old daughter and the severe disabilities she has suffered from birth. She cannot sit up, walk or talk, is fed by tube, and, as her parents put it, "stays right where we place her - usually on a pillow". Ashley won't know this, as she is brain-damaged and...
  • Terri's Story

    12/03/2006 3:03:26 AM PST · by 8mmMauser · 1,928 replies · 20,116+ views
    Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation ^ | December 3,2006 | Schindler Foundation
    Theresa Marie Schindler was born to Robert and Mary Schindler on December 3, 1963. She was the first of three children the Schindlers would have. Terri was a shy, but comical, child who had an affinity for music, animals and the arts. She kept a small circle of friends and was dear to schoolmates, neighboring families and her own extended family. Following high school, Terri came into her own. She developed a knack for sketching and doodling. She enjoyed outings with her friends. She was an adoptive mother to the family’s dog, Bucky. Terri attended Catholic School while growing up...
  • Concern for Bindi's state (Terri Irwin concerned that daughter is so happy)

    11/25/2006 7:43:09 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 48 replies · 1,364+ views
    The Age ^ | November 22, 2006 | Staff
    TERRI Irwin has taken her two children to a psychologist following concerns daughter Bindi has been "so happy" despite the death of her father Steve. In an interview in The Australian Women's Weekly to be published today, Mrs Irwin said she had taken eight-year-old Bindi and her two-year-old brother Bob to a psychologist to assess their emotional state. "I don't pretend to have all the answers," Mrs Irwin said. "I met with a psychologist and that's been a tremendous help for me. "I asked him if everything was OK, because Bindi has been so happy. "And he said, 'Why? Are...
  • Schiavo issue haunts Crist

    11/02/2006 5:23:50 AM PST · by 8mmMauser · 1,013 replies · 10,953+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 1, 2006 | ADAM C. SMITH
    Republican gubernatorial front-runner Charlie Crist says he was perfectly clear in opposing governmental intervention in the Terri Schiavo case. He spoke out loudly. And he was silent. Loudly silent. The day after limping through a tough nationally televised debate, the Republican attorney general wanted to talk about his plans to slash taxes. Instead reporters questioned him about his debate assertion that, “Yes, I did’’ speak out against Congress trying to force the reinsertion of the severely brain-damaged woman’s feeding tube in 2005. Crist did not publicly express his opposition to the Schiavo intervention until April 2006, more than a year...
  • Steve's death won't be aired

    09/26/2006 9:26:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 56 replies · 802+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 27 September 2006
    FOOTAGE of Steve Irwin's death will never be shown on television, Terri Irwin has told American journalist Barbara Walters. Clutching a handkerchief and her eyes red from crying, Terri spoke emotionally to Walters about her fairytale marriage with crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin. Walters, one of America's best known TV journalists, flew to Queensland last week for the interview. Asked whether the footage of Irwin's September 4 death would ever be aired on television, Terri was blunt and emphatic. "It won't be. No. No. What purpose would that serve,' she said, adding that she had not looked at the footage of...
  • DISABLED GAL CAN'T DECIDE LIFE OR DEATH (Court: retarded girl no competant to say she wants to live)

    09/22/2006 8:54:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 314 replies · 4,026+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2006 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    In a case of "Whose life is it anyway?" a state appeals court ruled yesterday that a mentally handicapped woman has no say over whether she should be kept alive on life support. In the unanimous decision, a five-judge panel ruled that the 26-year-old - who says she wants to be kept on life support in the event she's felled by illness or an accident - isn't competent to make that decision. Instead, her mother, who is her legal guardian, gets to make the call - and she doesn't want her daughter on life support. A lawyer for the woman,...