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March 10, 2005

Judge "death to the disabled" Greer Breaks Law to Ensure Terri Schiavo's Death

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

- Press Release from the Schindler's Media Center

Judge George W. Greer ignores Florida laws and orders the premeditated killing of disabled Florida woman by her husband.

Clearwater, Florida.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, March 8 and 9, 2005, Sixth Circuit Judge George W. Greer issued three orders that all but assure the death of Terri Schiavo, beginning on Friday, March 18, 2005.

1. Order Denying Food and Fluids Naturally After Gastric Tube Removal

Greer ordered that the family of Terri Schiavo may not introduce oral nutrition and hydration following the removal of Terri's gastric feeding tube. Florida Statute 744.3215 (Rights of Persons Determined Incapacitated) require that incapacitated persons cannot be deprived of necessary services including food and water. Ordering that Terri Schiavo may not receive nutrition or hydration naturally is against the law, in the opinion of the Foundation.

2. Order Denying Updated Medical Tests

Greer ordered that no further neurological tests may be offered to Terri Schiavo, utilizing functional MRI to determine if she is in a 'persistent vegetative state' (As Greer found in 2002) or is her condition is 'minimally conscious'. Florida Statute 765.404 which defines persistent vegetative state require that the condition be determined and diagnosed as permanent prior to the withdrawal of life-prolonging means. Further, Florida Statute 765.309 prevents mercy killing and assisted suicide. Without determining the true neurological condition of Terri Schiavo prior to the withdrawal of foods and fluids, the Foundation finds Judge Greer's Order to remove Nutrition and Hydration a directive for her guardian to commit either a mercy killing or assisted suicide.

3. Order Denying Relief from Judgment

Greer denied an order from judgment based on his error in dismissing pertinent testimony in 2000 that would assist the court in determining Terri Schiavo's true end of life wishes. Under Florida Statute 765.404, clear and convincing evidence of the ward's intent for medical treatment must be established. The only evidence in support of removing Terri's feeding tube was the self-serving hearsay testimony of her guardian (which is not admissible under FS 90.602) and hearsay from two members of his immediate family. Greer systematically ruled that testimony from Terri's friends and family was unreliable or not credible. His failure to consider all evidence of Terri Schiavo's attitudes towards life-prolonging measures, in the Foundation's opinion, is a clear violation of Florida Statutes.

Statement of Pamela Hennessy, Media Director for the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation:

If there is a single person following this who doesn't believe Judge Greer has legislated from the bench, trampled Florida 's laws and deprived Terri Schiavo of her retained rights, they are simply not paying attention. Disability and Eldercare advocates need to be calling for his immediate impeachment.

Visit Terrisfight.org to view these documents in their entirety in PDF format.

Cross posted at BlogsForTerr

Posted by Hyscience at March 10, 2005 3:40 PM

All the judges who have gone by the wishes of Michael Schiavo are murderers, just as much as he is. I, along with millions of people around the world, would like to see the judges and Michael Schiavo all killed, not Terri. These judges and Michael Schiavo may not realize it, but information is readily available to anyone who cares to take a few minutes and look it up on the internet. All we can hope for, is that Michael Schiavo and these judges that are killing Terri, all die as violent a death as Terri.

Posted by: Bonnie Wilber at March 26, 2005 9:04 AM

All the judges who have gone by the wishes of Michael Schiavo are murderers, just as much as he is. I, along with millions of people around the world, would like to see the judges and Michael Schiavo all killed, not Terri. These judges and Michael Schiavo may not realize it, but information is readily available to anyone who cares to take a few minutes and look it up on the internet. All we can hope for, is that Michael Schiavo and these judges that are killing Terri, all die as violent a death as Terri.

Posted by: Bonnie Wilber at March 26, 2005 9:05 AM

Whose Heart?
I have been listening to the news and I can't believe how people are thinking on this issue.God is the ultimate creator of mankind. He said that life was in the breath and life was in the blood.He is the decider of that not us not anyone else.No one gave Terri Life but God. God does say we should help people who are less fortunate and those who are in need . He is very plain about this. Terri is said to be the kind of person who puts others first. When a person has this kind of love they will do what we have seen her parents do as well.She may have not ever said she wouldn't want to live if she was a vegetable and most people would say this without thinking it through. Like for myself i wouldn't want to hurt anyone by leaving this world without it being done so by God himself. People can deal with that closure a whole lot better.I didn't know her but from what they have said she wouldn't have wanted suicide on her own which we know is a selfish act that does not think of others they would leave behind.NOTHING has led me to believe she would ever want such a thing. As for her husband, Why haven't they question his emotional instability that would have led him to such a decision? For the first years of Terri's life after this happened to her it is apparent that Her husband and parents cared for her.A parent never gives up on their child and if you are a parent you know this. But Michael her husband who is young and full of life Yes, wants to start a new life. He said so himself that Maybe he should start letting go. When he made this statement is when it all changed. He then decided she should not live. Is it not possible pychologically that for him to move on and it to be over she must be gone? And is it not possible that since he has found someone new that he has convinced himself and others that this is what Terri would want because he can't stand to go on with her like this? So he also has reasons for wanting this which is because this is his way of letting go.What about this???
The parents are doing the normal thing Michael is doing something that leaves a BIG QUESTION MARK! That is why there is so much controvery because the truth has not come out yet!!!! Would Terri's love for others override a flippant word she may or may not have said when she was very young with probably very little thought to the percussions or details? According to God love is stronger than death and every person on this planet desires to live forever if God permits this But man who can be emotionally unstable should never pull the plug on life but love and embrace life just as the creator who is life does. Michael being able to move on has nothing to do whether Terri Lives or dies unless you happen to be the one who is making that decision. And this is what is happening and it is wrong.God says love life , love people, help people. Terri is known for doing this herself! HOw can they make a decision from anyone with hear say possibly who is with a new family now and obviously wants this to be over for him not Terri. Remember it started when he felt he needed to let go!! He is not God and he should not presume God is through with Terri Just because he wants it to be over. Only God knows our hearts our true heart.5 years with her in a normal state is not near long enough to know all that is in a person's heart only God knows that or ever will. What I am saying is THat it is possible that in him wanting to move on without responsibility that he convinced himself she would want thisHer husband and all his appointees and courts and so on act as though Terri and her husband had a lengthly serious conversation on this. If that is the case and it certainly has not come across as such then that raises even more questions like who brought this subject up. What made you talk about this as though it was going to happen to you for sure.. His burdened lifted her parents has just begun and who is in the middle. Terri who can not speak! God will have the last word no matter what! He is the Supreme Judge! I must say what Good in letting her die coming out of this?Her parents crushed, Michael with bounties on his head People with disablities in fear and the people of this country in fear of their right and someone who does not have their best interest at heart word may be taken to heart. Now if Terri Knew all of the details and what was going on with her parents with Michael with the world would she who was known for putting others first wantt to die or preserve her own life? Would she find reason to live? Well ask Michael he seems to be the only one people in power will listen too when I think he needs therapy for himself to let go Yes and let God be in control and not himself!!!! Only God knows what Terri wanted Only God knows the true heart!! I hope this goes out to the right people for such a time as this!!!
Amen!
Terrie Henderson

Posted by: Terri Henderson at March 26, 2005 5:11 PM



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