PALM SUNDAY
March 20, 2005
vol 16, no. 79

Dead People Tell No Tales!

    Questions remain over why Terri Schiavo is being treated worse than a violent criminal. The liberals rant and rave over abuse of terrorists, but turn their head the other way when it comes to the innocent. Whether it's abortion or euthanasia, it's still downright murder and there's a price to pay for killing. God said so!

      "I’m not saying that her husband Michael Schiavo is the culprit, but I am saying that a red flag should have been seen by Judge Greer, inasmuch as Terri has been examined by 17 doctors including 10 neurologists and they all say that her feeding tube should NOT be removed. That Terri could benefit from treatment and therapy. One neurologist even said that she was making a phenomenal recovery."

    I was watching a talk show on Fox News shortly after Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was removed, when a woman, and I can’t recall her name, said that the Republicans in congress are trying to push a bill through so that Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube could not be removed.

    Surely, I thought that even many members of the Democratic party would come to the aid of Terri, but I was wrong. After all, we are not talking about an unborn child whom this party has no compassion for at all. We are talking about a living adult who is NOT dying.

    What does this say about the Democratic part? I have not heard anything from the leaders of this party coming to the aid of Terri, while the Republican Senate majority leader, Bill Frist and the Republican House majority leader, Tom Delay, Senator Rick Santorum, as well as many other Republicans did not hide their feelings.

    They thought it was an outrage that a woman who was not in a coma, who was not in a vegetative state, who was not on life support systems, who shows feelings, who smiles, who tries to talk, who responds to outside stimuli, would be denied food and water. As if we wouldn't all die, if denied food and water.

    Now, that the feeding tube has been removed, Congress has been working frantically to save Terri’s life. The House passed a bill which they thought would save Terri, but the Senate passed a different version of the bill, which still leaves Terri in jeopardy because House members have already headed home for Easter recess and would not likely be able to take up the bill until they return.

    In a statement, Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois and Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, blasted Senate Democrats for opposing the House version.

    It is obvious that once a person loses respect for the sanctity of life, it encompasses all forms of human life. To them, there are no exceptions. Hence the more appropriate name of the Democratic Party should be the "Party of Death." Their support of the killing of 1.4 million unborn children every year solidifies this term. Many of them suffer excruciating pain.

    Here is the “kicker:” Judge George Greer who signed the death warrant for Terri – now get this – did not even go to see Terri – to see for himself, her condition.

    You would think that would be the least he could do. Is his time that valuable that he would order the killing of a human being whom he judged to be worthless and should die without even seeing that person.

    Instead he just took the word of Terri’s estranged husband, who for all we know, may have put Terri in her condition, as they say that Terri’s current state of mind and body was due to oxygen depravation.

    Many things can cause this besides the heart stopping, including obstruction of the airways -- you know like choking, putting a hand or objects over the nose and mouth.

    I’m not saying that her husband Michael Schiavo is the culprit, but I am saying that a red flag should have been seen by Judge Greer, inasmuch as Terri has been examined by 17 doctors including 10 neurologists and they all say that her feeding tube should NOT be removed. That Terri could benefit from treatment and therapy. One neurologist even said that she was making a phenomenal recovery.

    Terri has been denied a MRI and other important diagnostic tests. Specialists have said that Terri can be taught to eat on her own and that with proper training, she can learn to talk again.

    This case is mind boggling. One wonders how this could happen in the United States. Where is Terri’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

    I have seen the video of Terri, as many people have, and if her life is not worth saving than Heaven help us all. Please pray that congress or someone in authority will find a way to save Terri. If you have not written and phoned them, it is not too late and even if you have contacted them, it wouldn't hurt to write and phone again. Terri's feeding tube must be replaced as soon as possible. Here is a toll free number for Congress - 1-877-762-8762 For more contact info, go to HelpTerri.com

    Meanwhile, I have to ask just why are her husband and Judge Greer so afraid to allow Terri the proper diagnostic tools and the proper treatment? What could it hurt? Let me repeat that – WHAT COULD IT HURT?

    This lack of proper diagnostic tools and proper treatment has been going on for 15 years. What harm could come if for one more year she was treated properly and THEN see the results.

    Could it be that if Terri does recover and a good chance of that would be with the use of adult stem cells, that she would be able to divulge the source her incapacitation?

    BINGO! Dead people tell no tales.

    Is it any wonder that Michael Schiavo has already turned down ten million dollars to let Terri live and have her parents take care of her as they desire to do?

    It is apparent that there is not enough money on this earth that would entice Michael to prevent a very long and extremely painful death by starvation, to his wife, Terri. Why? Because Terri holds the answers to what really happened that fateful night 15 years ago which plunged her into her unfortunate and helpless predicament. The heartless way in which she has been treated is something society would not let happen to a dog. And come to think of it, the way Michael has doggedly refused money to turn her over to her parents or seek any help for Terri is revealing. After all, what good is money in prison for murder if you can't spend it?

Dr. Frank Joseph



For past columns by Dr. Frank Joseph, see PRO LIFE PRESCRIPTION ARCHIVES


    March 20, 2005
    PALM SUNDAY
    vol 16, no. 79
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