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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Terri's Murder: 6th Day

The 6th Day of Terri's starvation and dehydration is ending. Judges are ruling against her left and right. The federal judges are being obtuse about what should be De Novo cases. When US President George Bush signed that law for Terri, the case was supposed to just that: De Novo, brand new, a new case, so why are the Federal Judges citing Florida court rulings at all? In the meantime, there are these interesting videos of Terri provided by LifeSite News. Please take a look and see for yourselves. In the meantime, the world is shamefully shrugging its shoulders, thanks to the biased slant in mainstream media, whose reports still refer to Terri as being in PVS when that is being challenged with sworn affidavits by doctors and nurses who have personally worked with Terri. Those reports are still focusing on the political maneuvering between the Republicans and the Democrats in the US, despite the fact that this is also about attempted homicide and medicare fraud that is apparently being covered up. Those reports never touch on the fact that Terri's so-called preference to die this way was based on hearsay evidence from her husband, his brother and his brother's wife, and that it is extremely unusual to accept hearsay as clear and convincing evidence in a court of law. They neglect to report that Michael Schiavo's fitness to be a guardian was questioned by another guardian ad litem, Atty. Richard Pearse, appointed in 1998, who recommended to block attempts to kill Terri then, and recommended further the removal of Michael Schiavo as guardian due to conflicts of interest. They neglect to report that Michael himself admitted in his testimony to having conflicts of interest as guardian back then because he would gain financially from her death from her trust funds, worth $700,000 then, and he wants to marry his current girlfriend with whom he has a child -- so Terri's recovery isnt' in his best interests. They mainstream media also ignores the fact that since winning over $1 million in a 1993 malpractice settlement for Terri's rehab, Michael IMMEDIATELY disallowed rehab and added a "DO NOT RESUSCITATE" order in her medical charts. Say again? Terri has not had treatment nor rehab since 1993! What's more, Terri has not had a swallowing test to determine if she can be safely fed without feeding tubes. Michael also blocked antibiotic treatment for an infection that Terri had back then which the nursing home staff ignored as it was apparently life-threatening. The mainstream media also neglects to inform readers that there are seventeen (17) affidavits from nurses and doctors stating that Terri can swallow on her own. They also keep referring to Dr. Ronald Cranford, star expert witness of Michael Schiavo, as a foremost PVS expert, without citing the fact that he happens to be one of the most prominent euthanasia campaigners in the united states -- meaning that he is not an objective expert! Did the media fail to mention that Michael's lawyer, George Felos, was apparently chairman of the board for the Woodside hospice when Terri was moved in? Did they report that the hospice corporation was being investigated for $15 million in Medicare funds meant for terminally ill patients of the hospice who weren't terminally ill after all? Was it mentioned that Terri shouldn't even BE in a hospice because she isn't terminally ill? Did they mention that she was brought into the hospice without a signed authorization from her doctor? Oh, and was it in the news that Judge George Greer apparently doesn't have the appropriate paperwork to handle cases from a few months back, so his rulings should actually be invalid? They neglect to report as well that the current legal guardian of Terri is not Michael Schiavo but Judge Greer himself, something which is apparently against the law. My, my, how can they have missed those trivial details?

2 comments:

jaymarie said...

considering some of the discussions and debates i have read i must say that it seem people really do "see what they want to see"...
oh - the grave contrast between our perceptions and the reality of a situation.

thanks for the good post...

--Jaymarie

Jeff Tan said...

Thanks for dropping by. I just watched The Passion of the Christ with my wife. Same situation: some people are blinded by the premises and prejudices they live by. How can they escape them? We'll just have to keep chipping away at their obtuseness. That's why we can't give up.