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Terry Schindler Schiavo Update

I've been remiss in blogging these.

Fr. Rob Johansen blogs at Thrown Back, Jan. 25:

As many of you already no doubt know, yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court declared that it would not hear Florida governor Jeb Bush's appeal on behalf of Terri's Law, the law which enabled him to intervene to save Terri's life.
This is without doubt a setback for the Schindlers, and this pretty well spells the end for Terri's Law. I can't say I'm very surprised, as I always thought it was unlikely that the U.S. Supreme Court would involve itself in a question regarding Florida state law.
While the decision is a setback and disappointment, this is not the end of the road. It's not time to start panicking yet.
As the Schindlers point out at Terri's Fight, there are still other matters pending in the courts which could be the means of saving Terri's life.
There are three cases pending: ....

Cal Thomas writes at WaTi, Jan. 28:

Monday, the same day thousands marched in Washington in opposition to the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which opened the floodgates to abortion on demand, that same court refused to reinstate a Florida law designed to keep alive a severely brain-damaged woman.
How ghoulishly ironic....

And Susan Silver writes at the Framingham Tab, Jan. 28:

The Terri Schiavo case has spawned a complicated tangle of legal and moral questions. But I believe the resolution to Terri's plight may rest in a simple, albeit unlikely, solution:
By starting over.
They might begin by tossing Judge Greer to the wolves and presenting the case to a fresh pair of judicial eyes. Fair eyes that will not ignore pertinent background medical information, like the bone scans that were done on that fateful night in 1990 when an unconscious 26-year-old Terri first arrived at the hospital. The scans showed many broken bones and traumas consistent with strangulation. It might be important to find out why Greer wouldn't allow an investigation into this....

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Fri. 02/04/05 05:53:16 PM
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