No Mercy for the Schindlers

March 28, 2005

When the soul of Terri Schiavo leaves her body, I for one, shall not want to witness the Schindler family fight with Michael Schiavo over her mortal remains. The family valiantly tried to save her from court-ordered starvation, but were not successful, as Judge Greer had appointed the ex-husband of their daughter as her legal guardian. According to law, Michael speaks for Terri. The Schindlers could not overcome the Culture of Death team of lawyers, physicians, hospice care, and courts that Michael Schiavo was able to purchase, using Terri’s own insurance settlement. There is no hope that they can have a say in her burial, unless their erstwhile son-in-law were to find a drop of mercy in his heart, which seems very unlikely.

Who Is George J. Felos

Litigation As Spiritual Practice” by George J. Felos

Ralph Nader: ‘Save Terri’

March 27, 2005

“In a joint statement, Nader and Wesley J. Smith, author of the book ‘Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America,’ enumerated what they see as the many injustices in the Schiavo case.

They said the courts, under ‘color of law,’ have imposed a slow death by dehydration on Terri, giving every benefit of the doubt to her death, rather than her continued life. Not only has Terri’s feeding tube been removed — but no attempt has been made to let her try drinking by mouth. ‘Terri swallows her own saliva,’ Nader and Smith said. ‘Spoon-feeding is not medical treatment. This outrageous order proves that the courts are not merely permitting medical treatment to be withheld, it has ordered her to be made dead,’ Nader and Smith said.”


He Hath Broken the Bands of Death

March 27, 2005

A Beautiful Death, by Paul Felos

March 26, 2005

“She looked beautiful . . . In all the years I’ve seen Mrs. Schiavo, I’ve never seen such a look of peace and beauty upon her.”

Florida leads us to the new way of death. We see the new culture; the culture of beauty, the culture of perfection, the culture of youth. It is a culture of narcissism, a culture of ego, a culture liberated from Christian mores and prohibitions. It is as prophesied, the Culture of Death.

Noted “right-to-die” attorney, author and activist Paul Felos waxed into euphoria as he described the dehydration and starvation death of a mentally disabled woman. In all the years he had known her, Terri Schiavo had never looked more peaceful and beautiful than after eight days upon her death bed. In the Culture of Death it is indeed a beautiful thing to see such an imperfect creature take leave of this world. Or perhaps Mr. Felos was contemplating the now empty malpractice pot of gold.

Only the perfect and productive are wanted. Grandmother who requires spoon feeding has no value and is naught but a hindrance in the Culture of Death. An accident victim must be restored to full capabilities, or else. No mentally deficient humans are allowed to exist when the world is in a state of perfection, otherwise known as The Culture of Death.

Michael Schiavo, his brothers and his lawyers have condemned the Schindler family for releasing pictures of his wife to the public, saying that Terry would have never wanted her privacy violated. Is her privacy what they were really concerned about or was it something else? Is it because they do not want the world to see a handicapped person? Is it that they believe the likenesses of imperfect humans should not be viewed? Should parents hide their disabled children from public view? The Schindler family has demonstrated that they loved Terri the way she was and that she brought them great joy whenever her face lit up in their presence. They understood Terri’s spoken language, although others could not and Terri understood spoken English. Such simple pleasures were not enough to deserve life in the Culture of Death. Life is no longer a mysterious gift from our Creator. Life becomes a choice, an option in the Culture of Death.

From The strange death of the liberal West By Mark Steyn
“America this Holy Week is following the frenzied efforts to halt the court-enforced starvation of a brain-damaged woman for no reason other than that her continued existence is an inconvenience to her husband. In Britain, two doctors escape prosecution for aborting an otherwise healthy baby with a treatable cleft palate because the authorities are satisfied they acted “in good faith”. You can read similar stories in almost any corner of the developed world, except perhaps the Netherlands, where discretionary euthanasia is so advanced it’s news if the kid makes it out of the maternity ward.

“In practice, a culture that thinks Terri Schiavo’s life in Florida or the cleft-lipped baby’s in Herefordshire has no value winds up ascribing no value to life in general.”

After exhibiting the Culture of Death to our children, we will still wonder how it can happen that a youngster on the plains of America’s heartland will embark upon a murderous rampage and kill himself afterwards.
Seeing Signs of Life

Dr. William Hammesfahr

March 26, 2005

Dr. William Hammesfahr is a board certified neurologist who claims to be able to rehabilitate Terri Schiavo. He is a controversial physician, as is Dr. Ronald Crandall, also known as “Dr. Humane Death”, who is Michael Schiavo’s physician of choice for his disabled wife. There are charges that Dr. Hammesfahr has padded his resume by claiming to be a Nobel Prize Nominee, which charges seem to have validity. Dr. Crandall is known as a professional “expert witness”. Both of these physicians have had their day in court in the Schiavo case, along with three others. Unless they could convince the court that Terri’s mental health could be improved, there was no hope for the parents to stop her guardian from removing the tube. Terri Schiavo was in essence, condemned to death by a “jury” of five physicians. Unfortunately for her, this was not a real jury, for only three of the five doctors concluded her life to be not worth living. Even though two doctors believed her life of value, she is dying by the court’s fiat. If only she had committed a capital crime! In such a case, she would have needed a unanimous jury of twelve to be condemned to death. The Schiavo case revolves around her legal guardianship, which, as her blood family has seen, is impossible to change. Snippets of that hearing, Schiavo III, 800 So. 2d, are at 645, are at HealthLawProf Blog.

In this case, the Florida courts can show no mercy to the family of Terri Schindler Schiavo, who cannot prove that their daughter can be rehabilitated. They claim she has not been given a chance to improve, but they want to care for her as she is. The only one who could bestow mercy upon them, is the “so-called” husband of their daughter, and he will not, even during Passion Week. 15 Apr 2003

Dr. William Hammesfahr spoke for Terri after examining her and is hopeful of improvement. The video is from You may Watch Here!

This is audio from New York’s Christian Radio WMCA 570 & 970

Dr. William Hammesfahr – Segment One, Segment Two, Segment Three

Dr. William Hammesfahr – Written analysis of Terri

Where Stand the Feminists?

March 26, 2005

The Feminists stand with estranged husband, Michael Schiavo! Bonnie Erbe of PBS and Susan Estrich of CNN both support Michael’s right to starve his disabled former wife. Feminists support a husband’s right to choose Dr. Humane Death, aka Dr. Ronald Cranford, to give medical evaluation of an incapacitated woman.

Where stands NOW, the National Organization for Women? Who knows? No one has seen them standing for Terry against the male tyranny of her husband, Dr. Kevorkian’s acolytes, and the courts. No one has seen NOW standing for Terri’s female nurses and friends, who believe she should be allowed to live.

Where are defenders of women’s rights? “… it’s no one else’s business if Michael Schiavo, Terri’s husband, wants to kill her. The National Organization for Women is AWOL on this case. The American Civil Liberties Union is actually working with Michael Schiavo to end Terri’s life.”

The Martyrdom of Terri Schiavo by Father Jacobse was written while Terri was recuperating from a previous court-ordered starvation. “Terri lies mute and helpless, but nevertheless an eloquent witness for the inherent sacredness and dignity of life. Terri does not deserve to die. She recognizes and responds to life in ways entirely appropriate to her injuries.”

No Guts, No Glory

Feminists for Life

Holy Saturday 2000

March 26, 2005

Have we forgotten the events of Holy Saturday, five years ago? We should be praying that our leaders of today do not repeat this scene. We supporters of the sanctity of life should not demand that they break our laws.

Respect the Rule of Law