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March 9, 2005

Judge Rules No Food, Water For Terri Schiavo: Who's Next?

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

Last night while sitting in a Barnes and Noble bookstore with two physician friends, both medical oncologists who see more than their fair share of the pain and suffering of the very sick and dying, the topic of discussion drifted from Theo van Gogh to, you guessed it, Terri Schiavo. Neither could fathom a judge requiring the feeding tube to be removed from anyone that required it and was otherwise in good physical health, but to go further and not allow that person to be fed and hydrated by normal means was, in their exact words, "over the top!" Those words fail to adequately describe what came to my mind this morning when I read the judges order - "no food or water for Terri Schiavo." It's more than over the top, it's judicial homicide!

Where is the obstreperous public outcry and the loud exclamations of 'inhumane judicial decree' from the press? It is illegal to starve your dog to death in Florida, but it's okay to starve Terri Schiavo to death. Warning to all the sick and disabled of Florida. We are next!

- From the Empire Journal
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.

Michael Schiavo maintains that his wife had expressed to him in the mid-80's that she would not want to be kept alive artificially, albeit he didn't remember her alleged statement until some 10 years later after he had received over $1 million in an insurance settlement, part of which was earmarked to provide her with rehabilitative services which he then denied her.

Cross Posted at BlogsForTerri

Posted by Hyscience at March 9, 2005 8:22 AM

What can you expect from a man who wants his moment of fame to be like that of the judge who ruled in favour of abortion on demand in Roe vs. Wade?

What more can you expect from a man who is involved in the murderous Hemlock Society of Florida?


Posted by: Maggie at March 10, 2005 3:06 AM

In the Evangelist - The official publication of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y. - States, "Schiavo case near Final". The husband has decided to end her life, under the false statement that she would want this. He is being supported by other peoples to make this claim... To push for the legal euthanasia in the US. Scares me, does it you? Look at her picture folks, is this a picture of a women who does not wish to live? Terri is a defenseless human being with inherent dignity, deserving our respect, care and concern, states Bishop Robert N. Lynch of St. Petersburg the diocese in which Terri resides.

Posted by: Lu at March 11, 2005 3:38 PM

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