The manager of Pro-life
Blogs sent out the following urgent message last night.
Dear Pro-Life Friend,
I’m taking the unusual step of emailing the entire
pro-life blogs mailing list because of
a critical situation that has developed in the case of Terri Schiavo.
Today, the courts rejected the pleas of Terri’s parents to stop her husband,
Michael, from withholding food and water from her. He has promised to begin starving
her tomorrow [Tues 02/22] at 1 pm.
Most of you are aware that Terri is not
a “vegetable” or “brain-dead” as Michael and his lawyers claim,
but responds to others and is aware of her surroundings. She laughs, smiles and,
according to her nurses, has a small vocabulary.
Terri is not on life
support and is healthy. She needs help eating and is fed through a tube (helping
someone eat and drink who is impaired has never been considered artificial life
While Michael asserts he is carrying out Terri’s wishes, he
waited until after he received a large sum of money from a lawsuit against her doctors
before making this claim . During the lawsuit, he alleged negligence and motivated
a financial award with the potential cost of Terri’s rehabilitation.
However, Terri has been denied rehabilitation that experts testify could allow her
to eat and talk. The courts in Florida have consistently blocked appeals to give
Terri proper tests and therapy that would improve her life.
not have the capabilities she once had, but she is no less valuable and no less
Here is what you can do to help Terri:
- Pray for Terri and her family.
- Blog – communicate the truth about what is going on and rally
support for Terri and the Schindlers.
- Visit BlogsforTerri ( http://www.blogsforterri.com)
for information and to join the team of blogs for Terri.
- Deluge Gov. Jeb Bush with emails
and phone calls. He has the power to intervene. Here is his contact information:
Governor Jeb Bush
850 / 488-4441
850 / 487-0801 (fax)
- Support HB701(click
- Important – Bypass the Mainstream Media – pledge
support a paid advertisement in the St. Petersburg Tribune to inform its 450,000
paid subscribers about what is really happening to Terri. [http://www.blogsforterri.com/pledge.php]
Your participation in help is desperately needed.
Thank-you for standing-up for Life.
P.S. I?ve set-up a special aggregator that displays only posts about Terri Schiavo. You can see what our 200+ members are saying here [http://www.prolifeblogs.com/articles/aggregator.php?schiavo=1]
More Information at
Death by tarving and dehydration is painful and cruel. If you don’t know what’s entailed, I suggest reading this description of Terri’s exit protocol.
Schiavo’s Feeding Tube Remains, Husband Can’t Starve Her Yet
Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor
February 21, 2005
Clearwater, FL (LifeNews.com)
— A local judge has ruled that the estranged husband of Terri Schiavo cannot starve
her to death tomorrow and has set a hearing this week to determine if he should
be prevented from doing so while her parents continue their legal battle to save