The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation continues to move ahead in the fight to save victims from the “kill ’em off” sector of our society.
This sector that includes people (and groups) from the judicial and healthcare systems, as well as those from the movement intent to insure (and force) everyone’s right-to-die and those who have fallen prey to the campaign to rid society of any deemed as defective and non-productive in our modern day world.
Terri Schindler Schiavo mysteriously collapsed on February 25, 1990. She was 26 years old.
Though Terri’s husband was heavily conflicted — being alone with her (a healthy young woman) when she collapsed and then being the beneficiary to an exceedingly large sum should she die, while all the while failing to fill out the required guardianship reports — he was allowed, through a flawed system, to move her into a death row of the innocent. He was allowed to start the process that would end up killing her off while the world looked on.
It doesn’t matter if Michael Schiavo was responsible or not for the original collapse of Terri — there were questions unanswered. Until those questions were fully answered in a satisfactory manner, he should not have been the decision-maker in Terri’s care — health or otherwise.
Even more reason to remove Michael Schiavo from the decision table was his involvement with another woman. An involvement that included living with and having children with her. He married her soon after Terri’s death.
The appearance of conflict, as briefly covered, should have been enough for the court to remove this man as guardian of the wife who stood in his way of initially inheriting nearly a million dollars and marrying the mother of his children.
It should have been, but it wasn’t.
Judge George Greer sentenced Terri Schindler Schiavo to death by starvation and dehydration.
The execution of Terri Schiavo took nearly fourteen (14) days to complete. It was a horrendous death that only fools would call peaceful and painless. Sadly, there were, and still are, many fools. Along with the fools come many ironies.
Waterboarding is the topic of the moment. The shouts of it being torture, wrong and an outrageous crime can be readily heard throughout the day. Where were these voices when Terri Schiavo was being tortured to death? Yes, tortured to death. There was no simulating of anything. She was actually starved and dehydrated to death as the world watched and the system shamefully failed.
The court ruled to end Terri’s life based on conflicted interest and conflicted testimony. Outside the testimony from those with conflicted interest, there was no testimony that suggested Terri would wish to die, especially a death by starvation and dehydration– A death that goes beyond any torture that any may have experienced as a result of waterboarding. But then, so selective are many of those who would shout against torture of a terrorist while condoning the torture-filled death sentence of Terri Schiavo.
Heaven forbid if a murderer suffered for three minutes, or a terrorist was tortured by simulation, but quite acceptable if an innocent young woman suffered excruciating pain for nearly 14 days? The irrational “reasoning” process that is necessary for this conflict of thought is frightening. Even more frightening is how many of those in power appear to be suffering from this very process.
The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation founders know what it is to fight desperately to save an innocent family member from a flawed system and from the influences of a movement that has gone far beyond defending a person’s right to refuse care–to people being denied care. And it is in this knowing of what it is like that these founders continue in their efforts to help others win the battle they themselves so sadly lost. Their efforts include but are not limited to educating the public on health care rights and what is really happening to many of our most vulnerable: the sick or disabled.
The foundation website informs readers about it’s radio program:
America’s Lifeline airs every Saturday at 3:00 PM ET on Talk Radio 860 WGUL in Tampa, Florida.
America?s Lifeline is also streamed worldwide via the internet at Talk Radio 860 WGUL. For those outside the Tampa area, simply click on the 860 WGUL TALK RADIO logo to LISTEN LIVE! to the program airing every Saturday at 3:00 PM ET!
What the website doesn’t say, but I do, is…
If the waterboarding of a terrorist is wrong — what might it be to “righteously” sentence an innocent to death by starvation and dehydration? In a rational world: beyond possible!
Carrie Hutchens is a former law enforcement officer and a freelance writer who is active in fighting against the death culture movement and the injustices within the judicial and law enforcement systems.