Archive for the 'End of Life' Category

Martinez: I Was Wrong on Schiavo

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Sen. Mel Martinez said in an interview that aired Sunday that he was wrong to sponsor legislation giving federal courts judirisdiction over the situation surrounding Terri Schiavo.  His comments were unnecessary and unwelcome, demonstrating yet again that Republicans fail to understand issues before they take positions on them.  He follows Bill Frist in his decision […]

RIP Terri and Karol

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Oh the irony. A day after the United States killed a woman by depriving her of food and water, a man who taught us all the value of the human person, no matter how frail the condition, has now (or will soon) passed on. The lives of Pope John Paul II and Terri Schiavo may […]

Blood On Our Hands

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

No need for a link here, as anyone who is reading this is sufficiently news-savvy to know that Terri Schiavo has died. To all who helped the Schiavo family, with prayers, with volunteer hours, with lobbying, thanks. Much can be learned about dealing with suffering with grace and dignity from the Schindler family, including Terri. […]

Congress Does the Right Thing

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Last night, the House passed a compromise bill that gave the Schindler family standing in federal court. The day before, the Senate passed the same bill by unanimous consent. Now the case has gone to federal court and met with that court’s equivalent of Judge Greer. The new judge has openly spoken out about the […]

Hope for Terri?

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

At the eleventh hour, it appears that the House and Senate have finally reached a compromise on legislation to reign in an out of control judge who has ignored the facts (Terri is not in a persistent vegetative state), the allegations (Terri was likely abused by her husband Michael), and the law (federal law prohibits […]

Breech of Trust?

Friday, March 18th, 2005

Recent Republican success has been built largely upon the migration of social conservatives from that other Party into the GOP. These successes have been so sweeping that Republicans now control the White House and both houses of Congress by sizeable majorities. Republicans have also had success at the state level, including the state of Florida, […]