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February 16, 2005

Images from the Terri Schiavo press event at the Woodside Death Camp

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

Here are a few pictures from the Terri Schiavo press event today in front of the Woodside Hospice death camp. (All images are the property of Terri's blogs - They are yours to use!)

(This is Bobby Schindler, Terri's brother, on the left with Mr. and Mrs Schindler, and Terri's sister, Suzanne Carr.) They and Terri deserve all the support we can give them.


( Below are Randal Terry and Terri's father, Bob Schindler.)



Below are some of the assembled press - unfortunately there were more members of the press than there were demonstrators. But what would you expect on a Wednesday afternoon without solid preparation through the numerous church resources that could have been used in advance to schedule a much larger turnout.


Below are people taking pictures of people taking pictures.


Finally, we have a picture of the actual death camp itself, the Woodside Hospice, favorite son of Judge George Greer and George Felos. Just being there gives you a very strange feeling indeed.


There is another "press event" tomorow in front of the courthouse. I won't be attending.

Terri's bloggers have a lot of work to do.

Here is the AP report on today's event:

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. Protesters say they plan to picket the home and workplace of a Florida man who is seeking to have feeding tubes removed from his severely brain-damaged wife.

With legal options narrowing, the parents of Terri Schiavo (SHY'-voh) turned to anti-abortion activist Randall Terry to mount a public campaign to save Schiavo's life.Terry says the "gloves are coming off."Michael Schiavo says his wife never wanted to be kept alive artificially, and courts have repeatedly sided with him. A court stay keeping the tubes connected expires on Tuesday.Michael Schiavo's attorney says his client won't be deterred by "threats," saying he is determined to carry out his wife's wishes.

Not a lot of sizzle here. Like I said before, Terri's bloggers have a lot of work to do. We need to do what we are doing which is organizing the largest telephone and email campaign this ole country's seen in a very long time. And we need to advertise in the St Petersburg times as a collective of over 100 bloggers and their readers - the message that Terri is alive now and she doesn't deserve to sit in a room with no stimulation or connections to those who love her until she is starved and dehydrated to death in a death camp in the middle of and under the protection of a political beast called the Pinellas county court system.

Posted by Hyscience at February 16, 2005 11:35 PM

I think an advertisement is a wonderful idea! Would you be willing to organize it? We could collect donations for the ad, and I'd be willing to compose it (I'm a freelance writer). It could be composed as an "Open letter to the Florida Courts and Legislature" or such. And all the donors could sign the letter for the ad. We could even list the participating blogs so that anyone reading the ad can get more in-depth information by going to the blogs. What do you think?

Posted by: WriteWingNut at February 17, 2005 2:13 PM

By the way, I'm posting a sample letter to the editor for people to use on my site. Would you mind posting an entry about it? I want to get the word out about it so that we can inundate newspapers across the country with letters. Thanks!

Posted by: WriteWingNut at February 17, 2005 2:17 PM

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