Thursday, March 31, 2005
Sunday, March 27, 2005
I was in no small way, struck by the fact that both Jesus's Mother, and Terri's mother, share the same first name.
They both watched their beloved child be punished for crimes they didn't commit.
Had great crowds rise up and slander their child.
Had courts declare them guilty.
People screaming for their deaths.
Suffering, watching, unable to help.
I pray our Mother Mary in Heaven, can help Mary here on earth.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
How valuable is life?
At what point do we consider it NOT valuable?
Even the person capable of making their own end of life decision needs to think about that.
Not everyone thinks the removal of Sun Hudson off life support was just. Don't ascribe motives to all that may be held by a select few. Some pro-life leaning people may be for the death penalty. Some pro-choice people (Susan Sarandon comes to mind) are anti-death penalty. Not everyone falls neatly into a category.
This case is NOT just about one person, and the government meddling in private business. If we were held to that standard there never would have been a civil rights movement. It essentially is about the VALUE of life.
The ONE good thing that will come out of her death is that she will finally experience unconditional love.
Pray without ceasing.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
How can this be possible? How can this be tolerated?
How is it possible everyone isn't screaming that it is a FELONY to deny her ORAL nutrition?Not talking heroic means here, but ordinary food and liquids like for us so-called normal folks.
I am seriously beginning to believe that it is NOT Terri who is brain damaged, but the rest of us.
It is amazing the lies Shepard Smith is spewing.
I just heard the news conference where they discussed the neurologist seeing Terri. He saw Terri for ONE HOUR but was not permitted by the guardian to examine her. He did not see 'clips of tapes' he saw 2 out of the 6 tapes so far, and they are trying to get the rest. Her cortex or cerebrum is not liquid. Please follow the link to view the CT scan and a neurologist's comments. She would not be able to swallow (which she can), smile (which she does) or vocalize (also does) if her brain were liquified. Your brain must be liquified if you believe this drivel you are speaking.
The Guardian ad litem was dismissed early on in the court proceedings. Please see the timeline on http://www.terrisfight.org/ for reference. It at one point also was Judge Greer. How can he possibly act as her advocate AND rule on cases about her?
The doctors you speak of are "right to die" advocates. We all can get experts to testify to anything. But at least on Terri's side they are backed up with facts. The doctor you most frequently reference says her brain is continuing to degenerate. First, he is diagnosing her with one of the LOWEST level of technologies available to diagnose brain injury. 2nd why not obtain an MRI or MRA? How can he determine this continued deterioration without obtaining followup tests? Is he psychic?
Let's make a big leap and assume she did not want 'artificial' life support. (The quote in court testimony I believe is, "No tubes for me.") Take the tube out. Then congress would be out of it, the guardian would be satisfied that her 'wishes' are being met, and nobody is violating Terri's supposed right to privacy or right to die. Nowhere did she say, don't put food in my mouth.
And that is one of the most problematic points, why is she being denied food by mouth? She can swallow, as she swallows her own saliva and has been fed by caregivers in the past. It is a felony in Florida to withhold food (by mouth). Why is Judge Greer permitted to nullify the law and order this? If this were a minor, people would be screaming child abuse.
You also said Jeb was going to create a law. False. There is a statute in place that would allow an emergency protection order be placed on a vulnerable adult. Get your facts straight. You do all your viewers, whether for or against what is going on, a complete disservice.
Your comments sicken me as they are, without a doubt in my mind, complete and utter garbage. I actually had to mute the TV because I couldn't stand hearing you go on. Then I turned off the TV. You are out to make money and sensationalize and distort this story. Pity you can't research the issue and present accurate information.
I would love a comment back, but I highly doubt I will get one.
It was a beautiful spring day with a bright blue sky and just a few clouds in the sky. I thanked God for the many gifts in my life, (not the least of which I was escorting down the sidewalk) and I noticed the differences between my life with my 15-month old little girl, and Mary Schindler and her little girl.
I put on her a coat and hat before our walk since there was a nip in the air and she has a slight cold. I imagined Mary would like to be able to clothe and care for her daughter as she wished, unrestricted.
We made our way slowly down the street. I imagined Mary would like to be able to take Terri out on a beautiful spring day, to have her feel the sun on her face, the breeze in her hair.
I had a sippy cup of milk in my pocket and I gave her a drink. I realized Mary is fighting to do the same, but is being prevented, by illegal court order of feeding her daughter by mouth.
I looked down at my daughter and noticed her fingers gripping so tightly her fingertips were white. Mine were curled protectively around hers, keeping her from falling, guiding her.
And I realized I was very much like Mary after all.
Neither one of us would ever let go. And neither should we be forced to.
May God bless the Schindler family.
A National Living Will Database
What, with all these people calling up or posting they wouldn't want to live this way, we need a clearinghouse to track their end of life wishes and the media in which it was stated. Said it live on the radio, here's where to find the actual recording. Posted it on a blog? Here's the link. Said it while watching TV? Here's the hearsay evidence.
Heaven forbid we lose track of what someone might possibly have said while listening to the radio, while working on the computer or while watching the newest euthanasia movie and we inadvertently (gasp) feed and care for them until the end of their natural lives.
How barbaric. How selfish.
Heather ("she didn't look good so we better kill her") can be the first one on the list. Followed by the Schiavo family and their attorneys. Let's not forget Judge Greer, I would hope he would have done his living will by now. But since he seems to be making all the end of life decisions on other people, it may be fun just making something up and putting it in just for kicks.
I'll be sure to get mine in right away.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
In the meantime, contact the US AG at 202-353-1555 take Terri into protective custody and begin hydrating her while they hash this out in court.
Let's see if we can get more people to the Courthouse in Atlanta to hold a vigil.
And continue to pray...
Perhaps those that don't meet certain financial criteria can also be eliminated as their quality of life may be suspect. Why should people suffer without an SUV or plasma screen TV?
Too many children? Well, we have the abortion option, but if you have already made the mistake and had too many, well their quality of life may be suffering as they have to share clothes or toys. Euthanasia could be the answer.
God Help Us.
Sunday, March 20, 2005
AG Crist NOW
Ask why is the court intervening in oral nutrition? Why is she NOT allowed food by mouth?
I asked them to ask each Congressperson specifically to address why is it legal for Judge Greer to order she not be hand fed when she had taken food by mouth previously.
That would be MURDER -- a felony -- under FLORIDA state law. It is like sanctioning suicide. What would happen if miraculously she sat up and asked for a cheeseburger? Would they take it out of her hands?
Educated does not mean informed.
*********Reply from Dr. Caplan:
There have been more than 20 trials in this case over seven years. None gave credence to all the 'charges' against Michael Schiavo. the US Supreme Court has now turned the case down 4 times!! letting the Florida court decisions stand as accurate.
Congress is now making an utter mockery of the judicial system and of a
person's right to refuse medical care.
****** My response back:
I noticed you did not address any of my questions in my previous email but are stuck on your contention that the courts are making sound decisions based on your assumption they are hearing the evidence fairly. The length of time this case has spent in the courts should not add value or rightness to the decisions made. They need to be evaluated own their own merit.
Fairness has not been the case, as the primary judge in most of these decisions has thrown out the evidence without review,disregarded facts, or not even ruled on some of the motions. He is not holding this particular guardian accountable for his violations of the state of Florida's guardianship laws. The simple fact that Judge Greer has ordered her NOT to be hand fed after the tube was pulled should be suspect, as nurses have previously reported she was able to swallow and enjoy milkshakes and jello prior to her rehabilitation being halted by her guardian.
You would be more ethically honest if you took more than a cursory look at the decisions made by the courts and reviewed the facts more thoroughly. Please see The Empire Journal for several points on this topic, as well as the myriad of information on Terri's Fight or Blogs For Terri which gleans their information from court documents and a variety of news sources.
Unless of course, your position as Director of Bio-Ethics requires you to have a closed mind. Then you are on the right track.
Diane KConcerned American Citizen
Wife who values the sanctity of marriage
Mom who tries to instill values in her children
He replied once more:
>I have read the entire court proceedings. so have 34 different state and US Supreme court justices and judges. Congress is showing complete contempt for the courts as are you.
I wasn't willing to let it go....
Incompetent judges deserve our contempt in light of the hearsay evidence presented. You are getting caught up in legalism, as did the Pharisees in Jesus' time. They were just as wrong as you.
While you may believe I have no regard for the courts, I feel just as strongly you have no regard for a human life, whose rights have been trampled by the courts.
Since marriage is a sacred trust between a husband and a wife, isn't that trust broken between Michael and Terri by his obvious infidelities? Or can he now be called a bigamist since in reality, he has a common-law wife?
Perhaps some of the tough questions were answered, but in many cases, ignored, and evidence unreviewed, over and over again by the SAME court. Why has the Judge never personally seen Terri? How can a Doctor diagnose PVS without the proper tests? How can that diagnosis be disputed by dozens of Doctors yet disregarded by the Court? Is it ethical to deny her standard rehabilitation? Why was her rehab halted after the malpractice lawsuits won? Is it ethical that her money is being used to kill her rather than any attempt at rehabilitation?
Let's assume, for argument's sake, that she did not wish to live on 'artificial life support.' Pull the tube and let her be hand fed. Then your view that the husband's right to decide is met and Terri's alleged wish is satisfied. (Verified in reality only by Michael and HIS family members, NOT her friends). Judge Greer has ordered that she not be hand fed. Or are we now also considering oral nourishment artificial? How can a Judge's order that she not be hand fed once the tube is pulled be considered ethical? Or legal? Or humane? If it is, why don't we starve the inmates on death row and spare the taxpayers the expense of possibly a few weeks of meals?
Perhaps you need to look at a few more sources for your facts. I would suggest, www.terrisfight.org (the timeline is a good place to start) or http://www.bendegrow.com/wp-trackback.php/645 which is a great blog synopsis of the many inconsistencies in this case and her treatment.
I find your odd twist on semantics troubling. We are not 'letting' Terri die, we are forcing her to. Big difference.
Saturday, March 19, 2005
Let the last thing we do be consistent with God's will. Stop this barbaric act. Let her be fed. Let her be loved.
I don't believe any one of us would WANT to be in her position, but as Proverbs 24:11-12 states:Rescue those who are being dragged to death, and from those tottering to execution withdraw not.12 If you say, "I know not this man!" does not he who tests hearts perceive it? He who guards your life knows it, and he will repay each one according to his deeds."
While on the surface it may seem her family is being "selfish", have you really reviewed the entire chain of events? Can you really not question the motive of individuals that forsake their marriage vows, and then seek to starve and dehydrate their spouse while committing adultery? Not only is her feeding tube withdrawn, her family is not permitted to hand feed her.
It is a sad testimony to the culture of death and self-centeredness that we cannot suffer with any physical or mental disability. We are FORCING, **NOT** **allowing ** her death, and it is time that it be stopped. She is one of God's children. And we will all be judged for our deeds in allowing this to happen.
Please rethink your position and support of this murder. It is barbaric and wrong. 15 years is too long to allow her to be deprived of normal rehabilitation and the love of her family. It is time for Michael Schiavo to let go.
Friday, March 18, 2005
11 Rescue those who are being dragged to death, and from those tottering to execution withdraw not.12 If you say, "I know not this man!" does not he who tests hearts perceive it? He who guards your life knows it, and he will repay each one according to his deeds.
Thank you to the Common Room for this Bible quote.
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Thursday, March 17, 2005
Dear Kratz Family,
Thank you for contacting me to express your thoughts about the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act. I appreciate the time you have taken to share your views with me on this important matter. The Schiavo case, the litigation that inspired this legislation, is truly tragic. However, it was a matter that was fully litigated in the state courts of Florida. The problem, of course, was that Ms. Schiavo became incapacitated without having executed a living will. As a result, the state courts were left to determine her testamentary intent. To do this, they heard evidence presented by the two parties to the litigation Ms. Schiavo's husband on the one hand, and her parents on the other as well as the arguments of guardians appointed to represent ONLY the interests of Ms. Schiavo herself. After hearing all of the evidence, the courts made their determination with regard to Terri Schiavo's last wishes. Moreover, after that litigation had concluded, the Florida legislature also weighed in on this matter. Their decision to enact legislation to stay the proceedings was ultimately determined to be unconstitutional by both the Florida Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court (which refused to accept certiorari on the matter).
It is possible that this issue will be considered by the House of Representatives in the near future. Thank you again for taking the time to share your concerns with me. I will be taking your views into account in deciding how to vote on the Act, should it come to the floor of the House. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions or comments that you may have regarding this or any other federal matter.
With best wishes,
Charles W. Dent
Member of Congress
Dear Representative Dent,
Thank you for your time and response to my request for review of this proposed legislation.
There was a material mistake in the body of your letter in that the Guardian ad Litem was dismissed in June of 1999, and it was AFTER that fact that her guardian (estranged husband Michael Schiavo) then petitioned to have her food and hydration removed. There was no one (other than her parents and siblings) fighting for her, and more pointedly, no court representative to argue or support her interests. It may help to review information on www.terrisfight.org (timeline) or a great synopsis of the controversies surrounding this case on http://bendegrow.com/index.php?p=645.
This is an urgent matter as her feeding tube is scheduled to be pulled Friday March 18th at 1pm, and the judge has also ordered she not be hand fed. http://www.theempirejournal.com/03090501_judge_rules_no_food.htm
She does not have the luxury of waiting as each day without nourishment carries her closer to certain death or a more unstable future. She needs to begin receiving standard, normal rehabilitation that she has long been denied. And her family should be given that chance. Her guardian's motives appear suspect. Let's not make the unanswered questions moot by causing her death before they can be adequately answered and before she can receive proper care.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
He is worried that 'Big Brother' is going to step in and trample her consitutional rights. What about her constitutional right to life? Where is her equal protection provided to all citizens?
Convicted criminals retain greater rights, why deny Terri? ..."But you know, it's been 15 years."
Let's talk to her family about that.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
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Please note that the family and friends who are fighting for the life of Terri Schindler Schiavo feel she is on death row awaiting execution. She is an innocent victim caught up in a judicial nightmare in which she has no voice. Sound familiar? Think of the prisoners on death row awaiting execution, whose appeals are denied or evidence is ignored.
I recently read Sister Helen Prejean's newest book, "Death of Innocents" and was struck by the similarities in those two cases and Terri's. How much questionable and seemingly irrefutable evidence does the Sixth Circuit Court have to hear in order to take it seriously and stop the planned execution of this innocent disabled woman?
Please intervene before another life is lost and a terrible precedent is set for euthanasia.
Monday, March 14, 2005
Not to mention the order commanding no one is to feed her once the tube is removed.
Some people ask that she "die with dignity." How is starvation and dehydration dignified? Because she isn't able to ask for food she doesn't deserve food? What can they be thinking? How can they believe that enabling food intake is "artificial" or 'heroic'? How can a person remain as guardian if there is a question of abuse? It doesn't happen with children, why with a disabled adult? People accused of starving their children are indicted by a Grand Jury. How is it that the court is being permitted to order Terri's starvation, by both feeding tube and oral feeding?
Criminals often have greater rights than the victims. Why are Terri's rights being violated?
I pray that God will help her. Just imagine if the tube is pulled out, she sits up and demands food. What will happen then? A court order to smother her?
Sunday, March 13, 2005
This is to remind you that you are the senior law enforcement officer in your jurisdiction. The office of Sheriff was established that way so as to act on behalf of the PEOPLE, as opposed to government.
In the matter of the court ordered execution of Terri Schiavo on Friday, March 18, 2005, you have the solemn duty to be certain that is a LEGAL order.
In Terri's case, under Florida statutes, withholding water (and food) from a conscious, non-vegetative disabled person is a FELONY.
Here are the words of Governor Jeb Bush from his amicus brief on behalf of Terri in October, 2003:
"The Governor submits this memorandum to ensure that the Court consider the critical distinction between removing artificial life support and the deliberate killing of a human being by starvation and dehydration.
"These are two different actions. The first is performed according to state law and is allowed under Florida's constitutional right to privacy."
"The second is prohibited by the right to life enshrined in the Florida and federal Constitutions. . ."
"As Terri's death may be proximately caused not by the removal oflife-prolonging procedures, but the denial of oral sustenance, forbidding the provision of oral sustenance would create an unnecessary conflict with Florida statutory law..."
". . . natural oral feeding is not a life-prolonging procedure under Florida law.
"An incapacitated person retains certain enumerated rights under Section 744.3215, Florida Statutes (2003).
"That section clearly and separately delineates which rights are retained by the ward [Terri] (Section 744.3215(1));
"which rights may be removed by the court (Section 744.3215(4));
"which rights may be delegated to the guardian (Section 744.3215(3)); and "which rights the guardian may not exercise without first obtaining specific authority from the court (Section 744.325(4))."
That text and more from the amicus brief may be quickly viewed at this web site:www.terrisfight.org as well as the newest legislation being proposed, the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act.
Since Terri is NOT in a "permanent vegetative state", CLEARLY the law is about to be broken regardless of what a judge or appeals board says. They cannot nullify the law.
Sheriff Coats, THE WHOLE WORLD is watching, and the whole world has seen the video clips of a very responsive Terri Schiavo. If Judge Greer's court order makes it impossible for you to view those clips locally, you can see them here: www.terrisfight.org. As we would not want to execute a criminal if the courts had reasonable doubt, how can we allow a person be declared PVS by a Doctor who did not examine this person? How can we allow her to be executed when there are a dozen specialists claiming that she is NOT in PVS? There is more than enough reasonable doubt to question the diagnosis of PVS. As well as enough doubt as to question the reason for her collapse in 1990. Many doctors have stated it was not an electrolyte imbalance. Questions are brought forward regarding her many broken bones. These need to be investigated, not rejected by the court as another "ploy" by her parents to delay her execution.
It is obvious that you and the Florida Department of Children and Families have more than enough justification to act to put Terri under their custody while the many allegations of wrongdoing by Terri's husband Michael Schiavo are investigated. DCF has asked for a very reasonable period of 60 days to delay Terri's execution, and Judge Greer turned them down. If Ms. Schiavo were a minor child instead of a disabled adult, would Michael Schiavo be permitted to remain as her guardian? He does not provide standard rehabilitation, as opposed to heroic measures, to prevent muscle contractures, nor even dental care. How can this be allowed?
YOU **CAN** INTERVENE, and in fact, being a Sheriff, you are REQUIRED to intervene.
Don't allow your jurisdiction to be known best for torturing the disabled to death, Sheriff Coats. Think about how this will play out in your conscience for the rest of your life, and the consequences it may have on other disabled persons whose quality of life may not be up to a certain person’s standards. You are in the unique position of exercising your duty and becoming a hero, or turning away and taking part in a murder.
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Urge them to support The Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act (Terri's Law).
Contact Florida Speaker of the House of Reprsentatives, Allan Bense.
You may wish to urge the Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Petersburg to intervene on Terri's behalf.
May God Bless you in your efforts.
Sixth Circuit Court Judge George W. Greer doggedly continued his resolve to execute neurologically disabled Terri Schindler-Schiavo Tuesday, denying a motion by her parents to orally feed the disabled woman after the removal of her gastric feeding tube March 18 as he has ordered.
Unbelievable. Beyond all the other miracles I have been praying for, I wonder that if somehow she were to remain alive without her tube feed and no oral feeding, if he would slip into her room to end her life if she didn't die according to his timetable. Where is his moral compass? Pointing to hell?
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
I think it stands to reason that it is clearly NOT Judge Greer as issue after issue is ignored or set aside by the court. Can we actually base an 'end of life wish' on hearsay? Can anyone explain why Terri is not receiving standard rehabilitation, if not to advance her chance of eating but to prevent muscle contractures or even tooth decay? Can anyone give me a valid reason as to why it is mandatory that Terri be cremated after her death? No pictures released until after her death? She can't be taken to her parents home? God help us, those people may try to feed her? What if she can swallow? Will there be a court order directing everyone to withhold all meals from her and not just the feeding tube? Does Judge Greer think that we will begin to hold vigils at her gravesite if her parents are permitted to bury her? Why no autopsy? To end this judicial circus once and for all? Really? Could it be that it would bring into sharp focus the judicial missteps in this "right to privacy" case? The fact that her collapse may have been caused by trauma, never investigated?
I would think that since a brain-damaged woman's life, and potentially, all disabled individuals lives may depend on this legislation being passed, contacting the courthouse immediately is in order, since the Speaker is not inclined to rush anything through. How can he sanction her death sentence and then review the facts? She needs rehabilitation NOW. She needs to be under the care and protection of her family. Not in a hospice facility under the control of a guardian who has spent more time and effort trying to extinguish her life than trying meaningful therapy to support her life. All life is sacred. Even those whose quality can be discounted or whose worth dismissed. She is loved. Let her experience it without the threat of enforced starvation at her door.
Friday, March 04, 2005
It details the alleged mistreatment of Terri Schiavo by her guardian. It is inconceivable that a guardian who does not allow normal rehabilitation (as opposed to heroic measures) is permitted to remain as her guardian when he apparently has a vested interest in her death.
People ask that she be allowed to "die with dignity". When did the enforced starvation and dehydration of a disabled woman become a dignified death? How can the courts and the government allow this to happen? Please give Terri another voice and pass this legislation immediately.
Thank you for your time.
Congress Steps in on Terri Schiavo Case
Congressman David Weldon (R-FL), a medical doctor, plans to introduce legislation titled the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act (Terri's Law), which will hopefully help save Terri Schiavo's life. The legislation would give Terri and others in similar situations the same constitutional protection of due process as death row inmates. Already this week, attorneys for Terri's parents have filed six different motions to help save their daughter, all of which are now on appeal. Dr. Weldon's legislation would allow Terri to have her own counsel who can argue her case, a right given to any criminal in the United States. Terri is, of course, not a criminal but a woman fighting for her life. As Terri's fight intensifies, I cannot be more frank on the fate of this poor woman if her husband has his way. If Terri's feeding tubes are removed, she will face a slow death through starvation, which can take anywhere from 7 to 30 days. Terri's parents, as do Congressman Weldon and I, truly believe Terri is alive and deserves to continue living. Please call, e-mail, AND fax your U.S. representative to support Terri's Law -- truly life-saving legislation. Time is of the essence.
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Thursday, March 03, 2005
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PRAYER VIGIL & RALLY FOR LIFE–TRUTH-JUSTICE
DATE: March 12, 2005 TIME: 2.00pm ET (GMT-5)Speakers/Press Conference/vigil to follow
LOCATION: WOODSIDE HOSPICE: 6770 102nd Ave. Pinellas Park, Florida
CONTACT: Eleanor Drechsel 727-867-4861 - firstname.lastname@example.orgJana Carpenter 727-443-3470 - email@example.com
Will Terri's Roman Catholic Faith be the saving grace snatching her from the evil grip of a culture of death or will her constitutional rights be trampled and denied in order to advance the euthanasia and assisted suicide agenda? Prolife individuals will come together to pray, fast, and PROCLAIM THE TRUTH!
Father Paul Marx, founder of Human Life International, heralded by Pope John Paul II as "The Apostle of Life" expresses his support and urges courageous resolve to all who respond to this action in defense of life.
Speakers and supporters include; Patricia Anderson Attorney for Terri’s parents 2001-2004; Jay Carpenter M.D Pres., Professionals for Excellence in Health Care; Dr. Thomas Droleskey Founder/Pres. Christ The King College; Patricia Farley Dir. Suncoast Coalition for Life; Christopher Ferrara Pres. Catholic Lawyers Assoc.; Jan Halisky Attorney, Pres. Pinellas County Right to Life; Joseph Magri Attorney; Monsignor Thaddeus Malanowski Priest, advisor for Terri & Schindler family; Steven Mosher Pres. Population Research Institute; Joseph Scheidler Dir. Pro-Life Action League; Jim Sedlak Vice Pres.. American Life League; Rev. Raymond Vega Priest, advisor for Terri supporters; Debi Vinnage Pres Children of God for Life; Patricia Wermuth Fertility Care Services of Tampa; Stephen White M.D. Pres. Catholic Medical Assoc.
"We must speak out with the clarity of Christ's Truth and Church teaching. No human being has any right found in the Divine positive law or the natural law to starve or dehydrate himself to death or to delegate to others the power of starving or dehydrating himself to death. No human institution, such as a legislature or court, has the authority to enact or to enforce legislation contrary to the Divine positive law and the natural law.” (Dr. Thomas Drolesky)
Tyrannical judges, courts, and laws, must be weeded out and exposed. Rampant injustices mandating the killing of Terri have held her a virtual prisoner on death row in Hospice Woodside. Subjecting this disabled woman to abuse and neglect at the behest of Michael Schiavo is simply dehumanizing and criminal.
“There is no rational justification, moral or medical, to withdraw food and water from Mrs. Terri Schindler-Schiavo. In a country that legally justifies the destruction of innocent human life in its most vulnerable stage of development, within the womb of the mother, it will come as no surprise that our courts have failed to defend her right to life. The darkness of death shrouds the conscience of America.” (Dr. Stephen White, Catholic Medical Association)