The following comes from a March 29 WND article by Gina Loudon:
When the feeding tube was removed from Terri Schindler Schiavo in 2005, she swallowed, she laughed, she loved and she was not in a persistent vegetative state as the media indicated, according to her brother, Bobby Schindler. Less than two weeks later, she was gone, having been starved and dehydrated to death.
“If you go back and look at her records, she was starting to form words,” her brother told WND. “It was really encouraging to our family, and to Michael (Terri’s husband) right at first.”
Then there was a deterioration in Terri’s condition. Bobby Schindler alleges it was after Michael started dating that he cut off Terri’s therapy and then eventually petitioned the court to withdraw medical treatment, which included food and water.
“If you look at the timeline, and you see Michael’s actions, you can see that this was all calculated,” Schindler alleged.
He believes Michael warehoused Terri after he lost interest in her life.
“It was just a tragedy what he did. He violated so many laws, and he got away with every one of them, because he had this judge protecting him,” Schindler claimed.
Alarmingly, several similar cases have developed since Terri’s death in which coma patients suddenly awakened, sometimes telling stories of having been able to hear people talking about them while in the coma.
The Schindler family, devout Catholics, stood by their daughter and sister. Numerous photos suggest Terri recognized loved ones, and it was that glimmer of hope that kept them going day after day, year after year.
Schindler believes Michael was responsible for her declining condition, having discontinued her therapy and rehabilitation. “She was at times still very responsive. It is a tragedy.”
A LegalZoom analysis of the case said Michael appeared conflicted.
“It was still difficult for many to resolve his commitment to Terri with his new life, which included a long-time girlfriend and two children. … For his opponents, it was difficult to understand why he would withstand such hostility not simply from members of the Schindler family but from the public, if not for his desire to expedite his wife’s death.”
The judge in the case, George Greer, rejected most of the evidence that the family tried to present in defense of her life, such as evidence of her swallowing and testimony of nurses talking about her responses.
Each year, they host a memorial mass around March 31 to commemorate her life.
Schindler said he is frustrated that medical ethics classes are using Terri’s case with a bias against Terri’s life, and he says the institution of Obamacare is one of the most frightening developments.
The definition of “medical care” was fundamentally changed, and that definition jeopardizes people like Terri, he said.
“How can you look at an administration that does not value life at any stage and think that they are going to … protect people that they are targeting to kill?
“It’s just common sense here,” Schindler said. “Look at the progression of this ‘right to die’ agenda. This culture is killing our most vulnerable. How can we expect them to look out for people … like Terri when they are looking out for their best interest, which is money, cost.”
Hi all of you Jeb Bush haters, check out his strong stance on the Terri Schiavo case. Jeb has orthodox Catholic morals, more than you think.
He also supports ILLEGAL immigration (which violates US Law, and the CCC which requires immigrants to Obey the Law); and has no advertised plan to pay down the National $18+ Billion dollar debt (which also violates the CCC under commutative justice – paying debts).
Give us a chance to see who all the candidates will be and evaluate them.
We also have to look at the adopted National Party Platforms (goals).
As we all know just because a politician advertises himself as Catholic, does not mean he/she will be the best candidate.
Who hates Jeb? Many Catholics do not agree with his immigration stand, but he is a good and moral man; and, by all accounts, a practicing Catholic.
Having said that, Jeb may not be the best candidate for the Republicans — unsure of that yet. But, he is without question better than any — any — candidate that the Democratic Party will field.
Jeb is a good an decent Catholic man, who lives his Faith. Let’s be charitable to him here.
God bless you Christopher. I appreciate your charity and you make good sense here. Something to think about.
Jen Bush was a great leader in the Terri Schiavo assassination. Thank you Jeb, and the rest of the Bush family for your dignified and just service to America.
Rank Murder of Ms. Schiavo, God rest her soul.
That judge and bishop (and her husband) will really enjoy opening their eyes to Paradise, and Judgment.
Good luck, Your Honor, and Your Excellency, you should have been men and stood up for life. What horror, and in plain sight.
For Church teaching on euthanasia, palliative care, and organ donation, see:
CCC # 2277, 2324, 2279, 2296.
Food and Water may never be cut off.
It creates a NEW cause of death not related to the injury or disease.
Intentional STARVATION is murder.
Why is mortal sin so rampart in our country today? Because of the spineless wonders we have for bishops. The only thing they stand up for is illegal aliens.
Pilar – Most US Bishops support –
1) ILLEGAL Aliens (in violation of CCC 2241, which requires immigrants to Obey the Law)
2) anything that will fill the coffers of their CCHD, Catholic Charities organization, and CRS including partnering with the US Government and other organizations including initiatives whose ends, or the means used to pursue them, are not in conformity with the Church’s teaching.
3) diligently expending enormous amounts of energy and funds against the Death Penalty, which according to CCC 2267 and Pope Benedict under specific conditions is permitted.
(Btw, in 2014 in the entire USA 35 heinous criminals received the death penalty.)
Do they do their first task – teach the faith accurately and fully – according to Sacred Scripture and the CCC ? – – Of course not.
Do they require this of their Priests ? – – Of course not.
Do they and their Priests encourage literate Catholics to read Sacred Scripture and the CCC at home ? – – Of course not.
Do they require their Priests and Laity to adhere to GIRM for the OF Mass to insure proper reverence, respect for the Lord, minimal distraction during Mass ? – – of course not.
Hosea 4:6 – – “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;
because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me.
And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. “
“PAUL”: Thank you. This is great.
Perhaps when the Democrat Party has achieved all its goals in the wars on Gays and Abortions they will return full bore on Euthanasia again.
Has Bishop Robert Lynch of the FL Diocese of St, Petersburg (Terri’s diocese) publically repented for his very public position that her husband (family) should make the decision on whether or not to starve her to death ?