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elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 01.04.2005 02:15

haaa sally,marie was worried when he said that,its because she is getting old,but get the drug pushers and shoot them.we had a better life befor puffs and drugs came on,it was a lot cleaner.we could go out as kids walk safe as old people use to do,now its crap.when i chat to webbie and james i feel good.the men held us in great respect.i loved it.womens lib messed it up.the b-----s.love lizxxxxx
Sally





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posted: 01.04.2005 01:18

Hi Liz,glad your here was worrying where you were. Oh Marie was upset but we all are.She said the guy on the radio said we shouldput a bullet in all old peoples heads. I say we should put a bullet in the idiots head!!!
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 01.04.2005 01:10

webbie haa dont u have another colour to wear other than green.like pink.haaaa.or red.but i do like pink.how are u mate.im a lot better now thank god.get me flu shot soon.i have it in me fridge.then ill see me doctor to let him push it in.love u love lizxxxxx
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 01.04.2005 01:05

hi all sally marie,im late comeing on ive been busy,im not getting into this,having been through so muchbut god rest her soul,r.i.p.time for all to get on with life now ok.marie about that talk back radio.haaa its not shoot old people it shoot all drugs pushers and users they have not made this world safe for ny one now.james and webbie.will tell u all we never need that crap in our bodys to have fun.a good laugh and good company it cost nothing,love lizxxxxx
Patricia





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posted: 01.04.2005 00:48

OK, Guys, here\'s the local coverage of this tragic case, you all are probably getting it in \"news-bites\", but it has been in the Florida news several times before. The only thing not mentioned in this article is that several doctors, in previous court hearings, testified that they had examined her, and thought she might get better with treatment, and there was evidence of conscious thought processes there, but treatment was not forthcoming. I have heard tonight that the husband says that the reason the parents were not in the room is that nurses asked them to leave because medical procedures had to be done.

Bitter, sad stuff. Poor young woman. Poor parents. I hope she didn\'t suffer.

Pat
Patricia





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posted: 01.04.2005 00:20



By MIKE SCHNEIDER, AP





PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (March 31) - Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged

woman who spent 15 years connected to a feeding tube in an epic legal and

medical battle that went all the way to the White House and Congress, died

Thursday, 13 days after the tube was removed. She was 41.

Schiavo died at 9:05 a.m. at the Pinellas Park hospice where she lay for

years while her husband and her parents fought over her in what was easily the

longest, most bitter - and most heavily litigated - right-to-die dispute in

U.S. history.

The feud between the parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, and their son-in-law

continued even after her death: The Schindlers\' spiritual advisers said the

couple had been at their daughter\'s bedside a few minutes before the end came,

but were not there at the moment of her death because Michael Schiavo would

not let them in the room.

Patricia





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posted: 01.04.2005 00:11

\'\'And so his heartless cruelty continues until this very last moment,\'\' said

the Rev. Frank Pavone. He added: \'\'This is not only a death, with all the

sadness that brings, but this is a killing, and for that we not only grieve

that Terri has passed but we grieve that our nation has allowed such an atrocity

as this and we pray that it will never happen again.\'\'

Michael Schiavo\'s attorney, George Felos, announced the death but had no

immediate comment beyond that. Michael Schiavo\'s whereabouts were not

immediately known.

Patricia





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posted: 01.04.2005 00:09

\'\'She\'s got all of her dignity back. She\'s now in heaven, she\'s now with

God, and she\'s walking with grace,\'\' Michael Schiavo\'s brother, Scott Schiavo,

said at his Levittown, Pa., home.

Outside the hospice, a small group of activists sang hymns, raising their

hands to the sky and closing their eyes. After the tube that supplied a

nutrient solution was disconnected, protesters had streamed into Pinellas Park to

keep vigil outside her hospice, with many arrested as they tried to bring her

food and water.

Dawn Kozsey, 47, a musician who was among those outside Schiavo\'s hospice,

wept. \'\'Words cannot express the rage I feel,\'\' she said. \'\'Is my heart broken

for this? Yes.\'\'

Patricia L. Pearson





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posted: 01.04.2005 00:07

Schiavo suffered severe brain damage in 1990 after her heart stopped because

of a chemical imbalance that was believed to have been brought on by an

eating disorder. Court-appointed doctors ruled she was in a persistent vegetative

state, with no real consciousness or chance of recovery.

She left no written instructions, but her husband argued that his wife told

him long ago she would not want to be kept alive artificially. His in-laws

disputed that, and contended she could get better with treatment. They said she

laughed, cried, responded to them and tried to talk.

Mike

Location:
USA - California


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posted: 01.04.2005 00:06

No Sally it was up to her if she wanted to live like that no one else ...and she chose not to ..she had a right to die and no one should force feed her aganist her will.
Patricia





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posted: 01.04.2005 00:05

Over and over, Pinellas County Circuit Judge George W. Greer said that

Michael Schiavo had convinced him that Terri Schiavo would not have wanted to be

kept alive under such conditions. The feeding tube was removed with the

judge\'s approval March 18 - the third time food and water were cut off during the

seven-year legal battle.

Florida lawmakers, Congress and President Bush tried to intervene on behalf

of her parents, but state and federal courts at all levels repeatedly ruled

in favor of her husband.

Patricia L. Pearson





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posted: 01.04.2005 00:03

The case focused national attention on living wills, prompting perhaps

thousands of Americans to discuss their end-of-life wishes with their loved ones

and put their instructions in writing. The dispute also stirred a furious

debate over the proper role of government in such life-and-death decisions. And

it led to allegations that Republicans in Congress were pandering to the

religious right and violating their own political principles of limited government

and states\' rights.

Patricia





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posted: 01.04.2005 00:01

In Washington, the president said he was saddened by the death.

\'\'The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the

weak,\'\' Bush said. \'\'In cases where there are serious doubts and questions,

the presumption should be in favor of life.\'\'

In Rome, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, head of the Vatican\'s office for

sainthood, called the removal of the feeding tube \'\'an attack against God.\'\'

Sally





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posted: 01.04.2005 00:01

Mike the point is no one has the right to take a human life.You should still feed a person.If God wants to take yhem home he will do it whether you have a feeding tube or not.Apparently he chose not to so her husband took it into his own hands.It was not up to him or judges.It was up to God!
Patricia L. Pearson





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posted: 31.03.2005 23:59

An autopsy is planned, with both sides hoping it will shed more light on the

extent of her brain injuries and whether she was abused by her husband, as

the Schindlers have argued. In what was the source of yet another dispute

between the husband and his in-laws, Michael Schiavo will get custody of the body

and plans to have her cremated and bury the ashes in the Schiavo family plot

in Pennsylvania.

Patricia L. Pearson





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posted: 31.03.2005 23:58

Gov. Jeb Bush, whose repeated attempts to get the tube reconnected also

failed, said that millions of people around the world will be \'\'deeply grieved\'\'

by her death but that the debate over her fate could help others grapple with

end-of-life issues.

\'\'After an extraordinarily difficult and tragic journey, Terri Schiavo is at

rest,\'\' the president\'s brother said. \'\'I remain convinced, however, that

Terri\'s death is a window through which we can see the many issues left

unresolved in our families and in our society. For that, we can be thankful for all

that the life of Terri Schiavo has taught us.\'\'

Patricia L. Pearson





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posted: 31.03.2005 23:55

Although several right-to-die cases have been fought in the courts across

the nation in recent years, none had been this public, drawn-out and bitter.

The case worked its way through the state and federal courts over and over.

Six times, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene. As Schiavo\'s life

ebbed away, Congress rushed through a bill to allow the federal courts to take

up the case. President Bush signed it March 21. But the federal courts

refused to intervene.
Patricia





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posted: 31.03.2005 23:53



Described by her family as a shy woman who loved animals, music and

basketball, Terri Schindler grew up in Pennsylvania and battled a weight problem in

her youth.

\'\'And then when she lost all the weight, she really became quite beautiful

on the outside as well. What was inside she allowed to shine out at that

point,\'\' a friend, Diane Meyer, said in 2003.

She met Michael Schiavo - pronounced SHY-voh - at Bucks County Community

College near Philadelphia in 1982. They wed two years later. After they moved to

Florida, she worked in an insurance agency.

Mike

Location:
USA - California


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posted: 31.03.2005 23:52

Befor you go crying about her death think of her life..would you want to spend the next 40 years with a tube stuck in your belly you can\'t eat you can not speak ,some one has to change your diaper,and you don\'t know what is goin on around you..and you have been that way for the last 15 years no thanks pull my tube..if you belive in heaven it must be a better place than that bed she was tied to



Mike n California
Patricia L. Pearson





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posted: 31.03.2005 23:51

But recurring battles with weight led to the eating disorder that was blamed

for her collapse at age 26. Doctors said she suffered severe brain damage

when her heart stopped beating because of a potassium imbalance. Her brain was

deprived of oxygen for 10 minutes before she was revived, doctors estimated.

Because Terri Schiavo did not leave written wishes on her care, Florida law

gave preference to Michael Schiavo over her parents. But the law also

recognizes parents as having crucial opinions in the care of an incapacitated

person.

A court-appointed physician testified her brain damage was so severe that

there was no hope she would ever have any cognitive abilities.

Patricia





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posted: 31.03.2005 23:48

Still, her parents, who visited her nearly every day, reported their

daughter responded to their voices. Video showing the dark-haired woman appearing to

interact with her family was televised nationally. But the court-appointed

doctor said the noises and facial expressions were reflexes.

Both sides accused each other of being motivated by greed over a $1 million

medical malpractice award from doctors who failed to diagnose the chemical

imbalance.

However, that money, which Michael Schiavo received in 1993, has all but

evaporated, spent on his wife\'s care and the court fight. Just $40,000 to

$50,000 remained as of mid-March.

Patricia





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posted: 31.03.2005 23:46

Michael Schiavo\'s lawyers suggested the Schindlers wanted to get some of the

money. And the Schindlers questioned their son-in-law\'s sincerity, saying he

never mentioned his wife\'s wishes until winning the malpractice case.

The parents tried to have Michael Schiavo removed as his wife\'s guardian

because he lives with another woman and has two children with her. Michael

Schiavo refused to divorce his wife, saying he feared the Schindlers would ignore

her desire to die.

Schiavo lived in her brain-damaged state longer than two other young women

whose cases brought right-to-die issues to the forefront of public attention.

Stephanie

Location:
USA - Wyoming


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posted: 31.03.2005 23:43

Sally, I know what you mean, it makes me angry too. Not to go off the subject, Sunday night I had a dream. I dreamed I busted into the Hospice with other rioters. Me and some other lady made it to her bed. We were trying to give her food. I tried to give a glucose tablet to get her blood sugar up. In the dream she said I\'m alive, I\'m better now. She was talking and smiling. I don\'t know her or her family, but that was a real dream too. I am sure she is alive and better now.

Everyone have a great night and day.



Love and Hugs

Your Friend

Stephanie in WYoming
Patricia

Location:
USA - Florida


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posted: 31.03.2005 23:43

Karen Quinlan lived for more than a decade in a vegetative state - brought

on by alcohol and drugs in 1975 when she was 21; New Jersey courts let her

parents take her off a respirator a year after her injury. Nancy Cruzan, who was

25 when a 1983 car crash placed her in a vegetative state, lived nearly

eight years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that her parents could withdraw

her feeding tube.

Schiavo\'s feeding tube was briefly removed in 2001. It was reinserted after

two days when a court intervened. In October 2003, the tube was removed

again, but Gov. Jeb Bush rushed \'\'Terri\'s Law\'\' through the Legislature, allowing

the state to have the feeding tube reinserted after six days. The Florida

Supreme Court later ruled that law was an unconstitutional interference in the

judicial system.

Nearly two weeks ago, the tube was removed for a third and final time.

Sally





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posted: 31.03.2005 22:25

It just makes me angry that in this day and age a human life is treated with so little respect.It just makes me angry.Now,Elizabeth where are you?