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  • Jeb dropping out!

    02/20/2016 5:39:56 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 54 replies
    February 20, 2016
    About time!

    02/20/2016 5:38:52 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 287 replies
  • Jeb Bush: Maybe Medicare recipients should be required to sign advance directives (Terry Schiavo)

    04/17/2015 3:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush on Friday once again defended his decision to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman whose death capped an intense national debate about ethics and politics, but also suggested that Medicare recipients should be required to outline end-of-life care plans before accepting the benefits. "I don’t think I would have changed anything," he said in response to a questioner during a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast here Friday. "I stayed within the constitutional responsibilities or authority that I had. We changed the law first and then a year later it...
  • Terri Schiavo's Family Launches New Radio Program on Protecting the Disabled

    03/06/2008 4:34:20 PM PST · by wagglebee · 445 replies · 3,401+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/6/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Tampa, FL ( -- The foundation that Terri Schiavo's family created after her death is continuing its efforts to help the elderly and disabled obtain appropriate medical care. The foundation is launching a new radio program on a Tampa station that will be simulcast on the Internet and later expanded to other Florida stations. The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation will start the new America's Lifeline program this weekend life from the Tampa studios of Talk Radio 860 WGUL, a Christian station.Prominent radio health care advocate Cary Hall will co-sponsor the program along with Terri's brother Bobby Schinder and her sister...
  • Word for Word: 15 years ago, Terri Schiavo's 'last hope'

    03/24/2005 2:19:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies · 2,602+ views
    Florida Today ^ | March 24, 2005 (Nov. 15, 1990) | HEDDY MURPHEY
    To date, The St. Petersburg Times has published about 500 articles about Terri Schiavo. The first one appeared almost 15 years ago, on Nov. 15, 1990. At the time, the city of St. Pete Beach was still called St. Petersburg Beach and Michael Schiavo and Terri's parents were still speaking to one another. Here is the story, exactly as it was published. - MIKE WILSON, assistant managing editor/Newsfeatures * * * ST. PETERSBURG BEACH - Mike Schiavo vividly remembers the morning of Feb. 25. Usually a late sleeper, Schiavo awakened suddenly about 5 a.m. and started to get out of...

    03/23/2005 11:50:16 PM PST · by gonzo · 277 replies · 4,335+ views
    The wierd mind of gonzo ^ | march 24, 2005 | gonzo
    If Terri dies when she could actually be kept alive, and Jeb Bush doesn't use the State Police or the Florida National Guard, or ANYTHING to prevent this travesty, he will be vilified by the democRATS if he ever seeks another office (like the Presidency).It means nothing that some democRATS are actually trying to keep her alive. The only thing that the MSM will hammer on is that he stood by AS Governor and allowed that poor woman to DIE when he could have prevented it.
  • Tomasky: You Lost One, Tea Party. Deal With It.

    06/27/2014 8:32:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | June 27, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    As I watched conservatives seethe Wednesday, and Chris McDaniel (so devoted to describing his martyrdom that I think he’s a day or two away from nailing himself to a cross) boil, I came to feel—to a certain point—sympathy. If the situation were reversed, I thought, and a sellout Democrat had defeated a more progressive opponent on the strength of votes from Republicans, I have to confess I wouldn’t like it a bit. And just as I thought about that, I remembered: Wait. This happened. And it was kind of similar. But it was also quite dissimilar, in ways that are...
  • Man's parents win fight to keep him on life support

    03/27/2014 1:03:07 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 32 replies ^ | March 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM | TINA SHIVELY and ASHLEY GOUDEAU
    GEORGETOWN, Texas -- The parents of a Killeen man on life support have won a battle to keep him alive. Attorneys representing 43-year-old Terry Mace and his parents came to an agreement Thursday outside of court. Terry Allen Mace and Carol Mace will have control over their son's financial matter, as well as the ability to keep him on life support for the next 60 days. Mace's estranged wife was not a part of Thursday's proceedings. Her attorney did not contest the order presented to her by Mace's Attorney Ad Litem. On March 6, former Army Staff Sergeant turned military...
  • Terri Schiavo Family Benefit Concert Features Randy Travis, Collin Raye

    01/19/2010 9:50:46 AM PST · by julieee · 1 replies · 249+ views ^ | January 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Terri Schiavo Family Benefit Concert Features Randy Travis, Collin Raye St Petersburg, FL -- The family of Terri Schiavo, the disabled woman whose husband killed her by depriving her of food and water, will sponsor a benefit concert to raise funds for its foundation to help other patients like her. The show will feature popular country music recording artists Randy Travis and Collin Raye.
  • Shock: Oxford Neonatologist Says Time Has Come to Consider “Mandatory Organ Donation”

    10/24/2008 8:49:43 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 51 replies · 1,114+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | October 24, 2008 | Kathleen Gilbert
    OXFORD, UK, October 24, 2008 ( - According to Dr. Julian Savulescu, the Uehiro Chair of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, and neonatologist and Oxford graduate student Dominic Wilkinson, bold steps may have to be taken to increase the supply of organs for transplant. This, they say in a co-authored article published today, could be accomplished by removing one simple impediment - the requirement of donor "death." In a separate article, published last week, Wilkinson suggested an even more radical plan – mandatory organ donation. "We could abandon the dead donor rule," wrote the pair in today’s article,...
  • GA law allowing doctors to unplug life support challenged (Drs. don't need family's Consent)

    12/14/2007 11:00:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 828+ views
    AJC ^ | December 13, 2007
    Ga. law allowing doctors to unplug life support challenged -- Family says doctors at Emory Eastside Medical Center was prepared to end with or without their consent Alicia Fennell had just one hour to save her husband's life.  Doctors at Emory Eastside Medical Center in Snellville said he was brain dead and being kept alive by life support. She and her children doubted the diagnosis, sensing that somehow Donald Fennell was still aware.     The hospital was preparing to pull the plug at 5 p.m. Dec. 4, with or without the family's consent, but a last-ditch effort to stop the hospital...
  • "Persistent Vegetative State" Diagnoses Too Often A Rush To Judgement

    08/06/2007 4:18:14 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 8 replies · 477+ views
    Political Mavens ^ | August 5, 2007 | The Stiletto
    A study by the Coma Science Group of the University of Liège, Belgium, finds that up to half of patients in an acute vegetative state regain some level of consciousness.In the study, which analyzed data collected over a five-year period, researchers assessed and classified comatose patients according to the Coma Recovery Scale. The researchers determined that some 40 percent had been incorrectly diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state, when they were in fact in a minimally conscious state. And 10 percent of those diagnosed as being minimally conscious were communicating functionally.A patient who is minimally conscious shows periodic...
  • How A Living Will Can Bring About Your Premature Death: Precautions + Alternatives

    08/17/2006 7:46:55 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies · 211+ views ^ | Aug. 16, 2006 | Bill Beckman
    From the Editor: This is the second in a series of columns first posted on the Illinois Right to Life Committee's (IRLC) website [] written by Bill Beckman, IRLC's executive director. The re-posting of the column discusses how living wills can cancel out the wishes of patients and loved ones regarding end of life issues. Also, readers can learn how to seek out alternatives to living wills and find ways to ensure their end of life issues are respected and adhered to. Included are examples of how living wills have been used to disregard patients rights. The following was...
  • Can Ambien Wake Up PVS Patients?

    05/24/2006 5:14:02 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 17 replies · 2,409+ views
    American Journal of Bioethics blog ^ | May 23, 2006 | Editors, AMJB
    Can Ambien Wake Up PVS Patients? The Guardian gives credence to a case report concerning three patients purportedly diagnosed in PVS for more than three years who were "aroused transiently every morning after zolpidem," a sleeping pill. That would be Ambien. The report, by Clauss and Nel, of Royal Surrey County Hospital and of Family Practice of Pollack Park South Africa, was published in this month's issue of Neurorehabilitation. There are 26 million annual prescriptions for Ambien, most of which are probably not to patients in a persistent vegetative state. Recall that Ambien is oft reported to cause odd behavior...
  • Pill 'reverses' vegetative state

    05/23/2006 12:32:13 PM PDT · by aculeus · 45 replies · 1,480+ views
    BBC News on line ^ | May 23, 2006 | Unsigned
    A sleeping pill can temporarily revive people in a permanent vegetative state to the point where they can have conversations, a study finds. Zolpidem is usually used to treat insomnia. South African researchers, writing in the NeuroRehabilitation, looked at the effects on three patients of using the drug for up to six years. But one expert in neurological rehabilitation said it was possible the patients had a different condition. A person in a vegetative state will appear to be awake and may have their eyes open, but will show no awareness of their surroundings. They will not be able to...
  • If I Should Die Before I Wake, I Pray The Lord My Soul To Take

    10/16/2005 3:30:53 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 371+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/16/05 | Purple Mountains
    The terrible deaths made possible by modern medical advances necessitate a change in thinking about the ethics of assisted suicide. These days, despite my conservative nature and my firm support for him on most matters, I seem to be disagreeing with President Bush on several fronts: the Terry Schiavo case, illegal immigration, the pouring of money down the drain in New Orleans, and now, assisted suicide. Over 15 years ago, as I watched my mother’s health and body deteriorate and the likelihood of a very painful death process looming, I turned to the Hemlock Society and purchased the book, “Final...
  • Consumer Report: Allstate Insurance Openly Anti-Family

    06/27/2005 11:44:15 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 16 replies · 761+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, June 27, 2005 | Nathan Tabor
    "Your In Good Hands With Allstate" is there motto. Sounds like a great place to be, right? Wrong. David Gibbs III, Terri Schiavo’s former attorney, is preparing for a new foray into America’s intense Culture War. This time the battle will take place on the "same-sex marriage" front, and his adversary will be Chicago based Allstate Insurance Company. Gibbs has introduced to America his most recent client — J. Matt Barber. Barber is a former five-year employee of Allstate at their corporate headquarters in Northbrook, IL. According to associates with Gibbs Law Firm in Seminole FL, Matt was recently, expressly,...
  • Sliming the Innocent (Jeb Bush as "Al Sharpton of the Right) (Barf Alert)

    06/21/2005 10:04:09 AM PDT · by nj26 · 12 replies · 497+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 6/20/05 | Jonathan Alter
    I’ve never agreed with Florida Governor Jeb Bush on much, but I’ve always respected his integrity and the sincerity of his conservative views. Until now. His latest gambit in the case of Terri Schiavo is despicable. In fact, it calls to mind what another craven opportunist without regard for human decency did in the Tawana Brawley case in the late 1980s. Jeb Bush is acting like the Al Sharpton of the right. snip Bush has a daughter who, sadly, is a convicted drug abuser. When she passed out (as all drug abusers do), did he immediately call 911? Does he...
  • The Glorias of Cyberspace

    06/16/2005 12:58:56 PM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 16, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    It’s okay to dehydrate and starve the disabled. At least that’s what some letter writers to are saying as they gloat about the release of Terri Schiavo’s autopsy. "Poor Terri had half a brain left, no chance to ever rehabilitate, no feelings, no thoughts, no way to tell everyone to leave her alone so she could see G-d (sic). It took 15 years but she did it no thanks to people like you," wrote Gloria whose email came from a generic hotmail account (
  • Panel backs 'Schiavo' bill: Louisiana Law would limit feeding tube actions

    05/11/2005 7:47:19 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 12 replies · 434+ views ^ | 05/11/05 | MARSHA SHULER
    Urged by Terry Schiavo's brother, a Louisiana Senate panel Tuesday advanced a proposed law that would require keeping incapacitated people alive unless they previously said or wrote that they don't want feeding tubes. "Every life is sacred, and we should treat it that way," Schiavo's brother, Bobby Schindler, testified. Opponents said the legislation -- spawned by the national furor over the Schiavo case in Florida -- is government stepping in where families, with physicians, should be making the decisions. Before approving the measure, the Senate Judiciary A Committee voted 4-3 to require the state to pay medical bills if government...