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Monday, January 9, 2006

Terri Schindler-Schiavo posts

Friend Achromic brings up a good point, in comments to Megan's post, asking why some pro-life folks seem to care more about the unborn babies than about the disabled.

I gently made the point that we here certainly don't think the disabled aren't as much an "emergency" needing vocal support as the unborn. We were rather vocal about our support for Terri's fight for life.

It seemed like a decent idea, then, to post--in one round-up place--the links to the 21 posts we did expressing our upset over Terri Schiavo's plight here at After Abortion, plus a few select other sources of links, including Blogs For Terri, of which After Abortion and Purposeful Dreamer are still members.

Blogs For Terri is still very much active, and worth revisiting, especially as there may be a Terri-in-reverse, in Scott Thomas. I'm still perusing, so I don't know all the facts, but perhaps it's worth a visit on all our parts. And a prayer for those still suffering similar fates as Terri, or in danger thereof.

AfterAbortion at the time had all BlogsForTerri members listed on the sidebar; you can still see/link to all the members at BfT. I still have a list of links under EUTHANASIA on my personal,"overflow" blog, Purposeful Dreamer.

Back then, we posted how Terri was going to (and then did) starve to death, thanks to Fr. Rob Johansen's research at Thrown Back blog.

I did these 14 posts:
Reading deeper into "The Polls" about Terri Schiavo

Terri Schiavo is not in PVS, says a neurologist called in by Florida's Dept. of Children & Families Protective Services

"Even in liberal Holland, she'd get to live."

"www.Vote.com, as of this post, DAY 4 of their poll, has 6,733 non-duplicated votes counted, still with 67% saying Yes, Bush was right to pass Terri's Law."

"Judge Greer parts ways with his church on pastor's advice"

SHREDDING SOME MYTHS about Terri Schiavo

Harvard junior with severe cerebral palsy writes about Terri Schiavo

Terri Schiavo died today.

The cast of characters in this case and … Michael's girlfriend BEFORE current live-in girlfriend filed legal affidavit saying, "...the trial money was everything to him and...something happened to him once he received the settlement....

"Abortion Advocates Cheer Terri Schiavo Loss"

"Where was the ACLU when the Florida court defined what was "its own evaluation of Terri Schiavo's best interest"? It sure believed two months ago that the Florida court could do this same. exact. thing."

Terri Schiavo did not--I repeat--did not have an eating disorder..."...and...she did not suffer a heart attack."

New books on Terri Schiavo

Patty Heaton retorts to Howard Stern

Emily had these 7 posts: (sorry, can't look up synopses right now, but they're all worth reading)
http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2003/10/today-is-day-that-american-court-has.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2003/10/events-are-happening-very-quickly-with.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2003/10/originally-from-chicago-trib.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2005/02/michael-schiavo-has-permission-to.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2005/03/if-youre-following-blogs-for-terri-you.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2005/03/amy-welborn-liveblogged-yesterdays.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2005/04/undebated-question-whose-quality-of.html

Other links in comments included:
The oft-cited GAL report, which was cited by a commenter as "proof" that "these claims [of spousal abuse] have been adjudicated." However, page 11 refers to a prior GAL's report of March 1, 1994, which this PDF file DOES NOT INCLUDE. We have nothing from this citation that says whether or not the GAL, in either 1994 or in 2003, reviewed such evidence as the bone scan of her condition when she was first admitted to hospital care following her collapse, or anything for that matter. Further, page 23 of the above PDF report says,
If persons unable to speak for themselves have decisions made on their behalf by guardians or family members, the potential for abuse, barring clear protections, could lead to a ‘slippery slope’ of actions to terminated the lives of disabled and incompetent persons. And it is not difficult to imagine bad decisions being made in order to make life easier for a family or to avoid spending funds remaining in the estate on the maintenance of a person.
EXACTLY what we feared had happened. That meant that, as of 2003, it hadn't been eliminated as a possibility!

This GAL report also shows that Terri received physical and speech therapy for only "more than three years": the first three out of the total 15.

This report also says,
While no formal proof emerged, the medical records note that the combination of aggressive weight loss, diet control and excessive hydration raised questions about Theresa suffereing from Bulimia, an eating disorder, more common among women than men, in which purging through vomiting, laxatives and other methods of diet control becomes obsessive.
Emphasis this author's. The lack of formal, definitive proof became, in the pens of the mass media, just the opposite.

Two other excellent posts that we listed in comments at the time:
"Did Victor Gambone, MD Conspire With George Felos, George Greer, And Suncoast Hospice To Fraudulantly Committ Terri Schiavo To A Facility That It Is Illegal For Her To Be In?"

Info on the money in the fund Michael won that was supposed to be spent on Terri's rehab

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