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March 28, 2005
How Liberalism Failed Terri SchiavoTopics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts
What caught my eye about this article is the first sentence in the second paragraph, "In February 1990, a sudden loss of oxygen to the brain left Theresa Marie Schiavo in a coma and eventually in a profoundly incapacitated state." Notice, it lacks the common media spin about the circumstances of her injury and her present condition. I also couldn't help but notice the author's mention of Michael Schiavo's attitude before the insurance settlement - that in "November 1992, he testified at a malpractice hearing that he would care for Terri for the rest of her life." Things sure changed after that!
- The Weekly standard, April 4 issue, 2005
THE STORY OF TERRI SCHIAVO is both peculiar in its details and paradigmatic in its meaning. The legal twists, political turns, and central characters are so odd that one hesitates to draw any broader conclusions. But the Schiavo case is also a tragic example of the moral and legal confusions that govern how we care for those who cannot speak for themselves, especially those whose lives might seem less than fully human. And so we have a responsibility to confront what has happened and why--especially if we are to understand our moral obligation as caregivers for incapacitated persons, and our civic obligation to protect those who lack the capacity to express their will but are still human, still living, and still deserving of equal protection under the law.
Posted by Hyscience at March 28, 2005 8:37 AM
Thanks for the great job you're doing getting out the TRUTH about this case.
It's been a terribly frustrating 2 weeks for me and for others like me: We're not religious extremists. We're not republicans or democrats. We're human beings horrified at the arrogance of those who would speak for the vulnerable and voiceless.
Posted by: Jamie Fields at March 28, 2005 12:49 PM
ASKING HELP FROM INTERESTED INTELLECTUALS, ATTORNEYS AND ALL SUPPORTERS:
I'm working on piecing together the behind the scenes motives of the players on Schiavo's side to expose the truths and lies:
Michael Schiavo-originally wanted his wife to live, changed mind after receiving monetary settlement and becoming seriously involved in another relationship. Originally said he didn't know what his wife's wishes would be, then seven years later he changed his story to say Terri told him she didn't want to be kept alive. Evidence exists suggesting Michael Schiavo may have be involved in his wife's collapse.
George Felos-shows signs of necromancy (a psychiatric disturbance that is characterized by obsession and excitement about death and dying). Michael chose Mr. Felos to represent him because they both had the same desire for Terri fate but for different reason.
Ron Cranford M.D., neurologist who was recruited by either Felos or the court to testify about Terri's cognititive status. Dr. Cranford is a member of the hemlock society (pro-euthanasia agenda) and again, for perhaps different reasons from Felos and Michael Schiavo, thinks patients like Terri should be able to die.
Judge George Greer: THIS IS WHERE I NEED HELP. Greer appeared very biased against Terri living and in favor of Terri dying per Michael Schiavo's wishes and disallowed much evidence that suggested anything to the contrary. How did Felos and Michael Schiavo end up with just the judge they needed? Is is possible to get the judge that you want to hear your case? If so how? I would like to know if Felos somehow arranged things so that Greer (the judge Felos already knew would rule in his favor) was the one to preceed over Schindler vs Schiavo. Or if he may have been paid. Or if it was just extreme bad luck that it went to such a biased judge like Greer...OR...???
Any help anyone, who is on the same wavelength, can give me to fill in this missing link would be appreciated.
Posted by: Dr. Anna Nordin at March 28, 2005 3:12 PM
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