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February 17, 2005

Fighting for Terri

From WKMG in central Florida:

Standing outside the hospice where Terri Schiavo lives, family and supporters of the severely brain-damaged woman on Wednesday kicked off a campaign of lobbying and protests hoping to block her husband from removing the feeding tube keeping her alive.

With legal options dwindling, the woman's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, turned to the founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, Randall Terry. He announced a plan to again lobby Gov. Jeb Bush to intervene and also picket the home and workplace of Terri Schiavo's husband, Michael Schiavo, who wants to stop his wife's feedings as early as Tuesday so she can die.

"We will fight for Terri with every ounce of strength we have left," Bob Schindler said. "And we still have many ounces."

As the time draws near and the pro-death ghouls block the legal recourses even an animal would be offered, Terri's supporters are becoming more active. LifeNews is reporting that Disability groups are also getting involved:

Leading disability rights advocates are renewing their support for Terri Schiavo with a February 22 date approaching by which her estranged husband could remove her feeding tube and starve her to death.

Stephen Drake, research analyst for Not Dead Yet, a national disability rights group opposed to assisted suicide and euthanasia, points to new research showing that many disabled patients like Terri may be "alert and conscious, but unable to respond."

Drake's group is calling for a moratorium on the dehydration and starvation of people alleged to be in “persistent vegetative state" -- especially those patients, like Terri, who did not have an advance directive.

Five days to go until the February 22nd deadline.

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 17, 2005 10:17 AM

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Maybe we can still save Terri by removing her husband's two objections: greed and fear of prosecution.

Let's take up a collection to buy out his interest in the million bucks he'd inherit at her death. Let's also ask Jeb to grant him immunity from prosectuion for having injured Terri.

He'll show his true colors when he realizes that he can get the money and get away with it.

Posted by: Bud at February 17, 2005 10:14 PM

The parents have already tried that. He refused. That's why the suspicion about him not wanted her to be able to tell what happened. He doesn't seem all that "principled" of a guy to be putting up such a battle for something he claims she wanted, but she never took the time to put it in writing. He's used up almost all of the money giving it to lawyers. He's got other motives, and keeping himself out of prison certainly sounds plausible.

Posted by: Jack at February 18, 2005 04:24 AM

With all the news about Terri Schiavo why havent we seen any recent photos of her. all we ever see is 3/4 year old vintage photos. Also who is paying the medical bills for her. Is it the taxpayers. I support the right to life, but also is on the side of her husband.

Posted by: Fred Barney at March 29, 2005 09:11 PM

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