- Hello, Jeff - The following statement makes me furious.
"Feverish action by Bush?" The stroke of his pen could have
spelled out life for Terry. George Bush is a disgrace. Talk about his
- The fact is that Terry is being MURDERED in her own bed
by her estranged husband and the help of the courts/government and all
Bush does is PRAY? I believe in the power of prayer but in Bush's case
he can stop the murder.
- I am surprised that, after all of the drinking and drugging
Bush has done over the year, he is not in Terry Schiavo's place. When
his brain finally gets burned out I sure hope that his feeding tube gets
- "Whittemore's decision comes after feverish action
by President Bush"
- ...and what about that poll that states 6 out of every
10 people feel the tube should be removed. Who are they polling? Everyone
I speak to believes she should have the tube. She is not on a respirator.
- The article goes on to talk about "faith in America."
America is losing its faith. We are becoming a Godless country. When Terry
dies, a piece of America dies with her.
- Starving someone to death is disgraceful. George W. Bush
is the biggest disgrace in US history. People talked about Clinton and
his lack of moral values, well,. George (braindead) Bush has him beat by
- Moral values? huh! The Bushies talk about right to life,
yet, they do nothing as a YOUNG woman starves slowly to death. she is not
even given water. Talk about doctors! How can any doctor sit by and allow
such a thing to continue.
- Terry is only 41 years of age.
- There seems to be a prejudice against people who are
retarded, autistic or brain damaged. Epilepsy is still not understood and
people with it are still outcasts. Every year more and more funding is
taken away from services for the retarded. Since President Bush took office
he has severely cut back on funding for these services. The federal budget
has cut back this funding so brutally and the states cannot pick up the
- The only one who is making money on the retarded or mildly
retarded are the pharmaceutical companies. Forced ritilin costs taxpayers
a fortune and really helps very few. Housing, education, jobs all cut back
drastically. Many states have closed work shops for the disabled and warehouse
large groups in the existing shops. It does not surprise me, in the least,
to see Bush doing nothing for Terry. I think he would kill off anyone who
is deemed mentally challenged.
- I feel very sad about Terry. She is putting up a valiant
fight. She is NOT giving up. Even thought she is infirmed, she is still
alive and fighting for her life without food or water since Friday. That
should tell us that she WANTS TO LIVE.
- Judge Denies Request To Reinsert Feeding Tube
- Terri Schiavo's parents appeal to
11th Circuit CourtThe Associated Press
- TAMPA, Fla. - A federal judge
on Tuesday refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo,s feeding
tube, denying an emergency request from the brain-damaged woman,s parents.
- U.S. District Judge James Whittemore said the 41-year-old
woman's parents had not established a "substantial likelihood of success"
at trial on the merits of their arguments.
- Whittemore wrote that Terri Schiavo's "life and
liberty interests" had been protected by Florida courts. Despite "these
difficult and time strained circumstances," he wrote, "this court
is constrained to apply the law to the issues before it."
- A notice of appeal was electronically filed hours later
Tuesday morning with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta
by David Gibbs III, an attorney representing Terri Schiavo's parents. The
notice tells the court that the full appeal will follow.
- That court was already considering an appeal on whether
Terri Schiavo's right to due process had been violated.
- Reaction from the handful of protesters outside the woman,s
hospice early Tuesday came quickly. "It's terrible. They're going
to talk and talk and she's going to die," said Miriam Zlotolow, 59,
of Venice, Calif.
- Whittemore's decision comes after feverish action by
President Bush and Congress on legislation allowing the brain-damaged woman's
contentious case to be reviewed by federal courts.
- The tube was disconnected Friday on the orders of a state
judge, prompting an extraordinary weekend effort by congressional Republicans
to push through unprecedented emergency legislation early Monday aimed
at keeping her alive.
- Terri Schiavo did not have a living will. Her husband,
Michael Schiavo, has fought in courts for years to have the tube removed
because he said she would not want to be kept alive artificially and she
has no hope for recovery. Her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, contend
she responds to them and her condition could improve.
- 'A mortal sin'
- Gibbs, the parents, attorney, argued at a Monday hearing
in front of Whittemore that forcing Terri Schiavo to starve would be "a
mortal sin" under her Roman Catholic beliefs and urged quick action:
"Terri may die as I speak."
- But George Felos, an attorney for Michael Schiavo, argued
that keeping the woman alive also violated her rights and noted that the
case has been aired thoroughly in state courts.
- "Yes, life is sacred," Felos said, contending
that restarting artificial feedings would be against Schiavo,s wishes.
"So is liberty, particularly in this country."
- Michael Schiavo said he was outraged that lawmakers and
the president intervened in a private matter. "When Terri's wishes
are carried out, it will be her wish. She will be at peace. She will be
with the Lord," he said on CNN's "Larry King Live" late
- Terri Schiavo suffered brain damage in 1990 when her
heart stopped briefly because of a possible potassium imbalance brought
on by an eating disorder. She can breathe on her own, but has relied on
the feeding tube to keep her alive.
- Court-appointed doctors say she is in a persistent vegetative
state with no hope of recovery, while her parents insist she could recover
with treatment. Doctors have said Schiavo could survive one to two weeks
without the feeding tube.
- According to a CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll of 909 adults
taken over the weekend, nearly six in 10 people said they think the feeding
tube should be removed and felt they would want to remove it for a child
or spouse in the same condition.
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