Friday, March 18, 2005

Terri's Starvation Commences:

Terri's "Exit Protocol" Begins

THIS POST HAS BEEN MOVED


I have moved the information in this post, since it has been updated.

The new post is available here: New Version of Terri's "Exit Protocol"

I have kept this post here as a marker in order to preserve the comments thread.


After a roller-coaster night and day, in which Congress first appeared to have abandoned Terri, then in which some Congressmen intervened in a last-ditch effort to prevent the feeding tube removal, and Judge Greer again demonstrated his singleminded intent to have Terri die, it comes to this.

According to reports at Blogs For Terri and from the Schindlers, Terri's feeding tube was removed at about 2:00 PM this afternoon.

Congress may intervene next week, but may not. What is certain is that from this moment on, unless someone can unsuccessfully undo the work of Michael Schiavo, George Felos, and Judge Greer, Terri begins dying.


Thursday, March 17, 2005

House Passes Incapacitated Persons Protection Act —
Senate Passage Will Be Difficult


Last night, in a move that infuriated some anti-life Democrats, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Incapacitated Persons Protection Act, which would give Terri Schiavo and others under threat of judicially-ordered death the right to a habeas corpus review in the federal courts.

However, in a phone conversation with Mary Schindler, she informed me that there is some oppositon to the measure in the Senate, and Bobby Schindler, who is in Washington lobbying for the bill, reports that Senate passage may be an uphill battle.

The ringleader of the opposition to this law, according to Bobby, is none other than Senator Ted Kennedy. That's right, the senior Catholic senator from Massachusetts is leading the opposition to a law that would give Terri the same rights as condemned criminals.

I suppose he's just being consistent, though. After all, since he champions the "right" to kill the innocent unborn, he would have to support the right of husbands and judges to order the deaths of innocent women.

To urge your senator to vote for The Incapacitated Persons Protection Act, go here.

Torturing Terri Schiavo

That's the title of an excellent article at National Review Online today by Andrew McCarthy.

McCarthy points out that Terri will be subjected to inhumane treatment that we would not be permitted to inflict even on known terrorists:
On Friday afternoon, unless humanity intervenes, the state of Florida is scheduled to begin its court-ordered torture-murder of Terri Schiavo, whose only crime is that she is an inconvenience. A nuisance to a faithless husband grown tired of the toll on his new love interest and depleting bank account — an account that was inflated only because a jury, in 1992, awarded him over a million dollars, mostly as a trust to pay for Terri’s continued care, in a medical malpractice verdict.

Michael Schiavo and George Felos went on national television Tuesday night to rhapsodize about the peaceful, painless death that Terri will experience when her feeding tube is removed. People who have actually undergone this process, like Kate Adamson say differently. She described her own feeding tube removal ordeal as "sheer torture".

Michael and Felos have uttered so many falsehoods in such rapid succession that one doesn't know where to begin in refuting them. But I'll have more to say about that later...

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Terri Schiavo is Starving For a Fair Diagnosis

Today I have a new article on Terri Schiavo published in National Review Online.

The article, titled "Starving For a Fair Diagnosis", addresses the likely prospect that Terri has been misdiagnosed as being in a Persistent Vegetative State, and the failure of the courts both to ensure she was examined by fair and unbiased doctors, and to recognize the evidence of misdiagnosis when it has been presented.

I'll have some more stuff posted later in the day... so check back!

I'm Being Interviewed Today

This afternoon during the 4:00 PM (Eastern Time) segment, I'll be interviewed on KFUO Radio in St. Louis, concerning my article appearing today in National Review Online.

KFUO is a Christian station affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

The show is hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken.

For those of you outside of the St. Louis area, you can Listen Live On the Web (requires Windows Media Player).

I hope you'll tune in!