Terri Herself Attempts to Say ‘I Want to Live’, Chicago Leafleted for Terri

CHICAGO/PINELLAS PARK, March 23, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of America’s best-known pro-life groups is blitzing downtown Chicago with leaflets in an attempt to correct media misrepresentation of Terri Schiavo’s condition. “The public has been grossly misinformed about Terri Schiavo’s condition and prognosis,” said Joseph M. Scheidler, National Director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. “We’re taking to the streets to make sure Chicagoans learn the truth about Terri, the young woman in Florida who is being starved to death.” Scheidler, who has been making headlines for years with his court battles with various abortion groups, said that the group is […]
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Death by Dehydration Symptoms Regarded as “Cruel and Violent” in 1986 Brophy Case

March 23, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 1986, a 45-year-old Massachusetts fire fighter named Paul Brophy was starved and dehydrated to death at the request of his family. Like Terri Schiavo, he had also been diagnosed as being in a “persistent vegetative state,” by his doctors after suffering an aneurysm. Patricia Brophy, his wife and court appointed guardian, seven brothers and sisters, and five adult children all argued that Mr. Brophy would not have wanted continued treatment in his condition. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court accepted the judgment of the family, despite the fact that Paul Brophy had never expressed his […]
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Abortion Referendum Planned for Portugal by New Socialist Government

LISBON, March 23, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Portugal’s ruling Socialist Party has proposed another national referendum seeking to legalize abortion in the predominantly Catholic nation. A similar measure failed when introduced in 1998. In last month’s election, the Socialist party ran on a platform that included a promise to conduct a national referendum to overturn the country’s official prohibition on abortion. The proposal seeks to make abortion on demand legal up to the 10th week of pregnancy. Prime Minister Jose Socrates promised the referendum for 2006 as part of his election campaign. The proposed text for the referendum asks for a […]
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Second Appeal Failed, Terri ‘Fading Quickly’, Woman Arrested for Attempting to Give Water

PINELLAS PARK, March 23, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a 2-1 ruling, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the bid by the parents of Terri Schiavo to have her feeding tube re-inserted, refusing to hear an appeal of the case. Meanwhile, a Florida woman, has been arrested for trying to take a bottle of water into the Woodside Hospice for Terri Schiavo. Lana Jacobs, a woman who works for St. Francis House – a Catholic homeless shelter in Columbia, Missouri, was arrested, handcuffed and loaded into a paddy wagon after she was charged with trespassing after a warning. “It wasn’t […]
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Vatican Publishes Fourth Appeal for Life of Terri Schiavo

VATICAN CITY, March 23, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Vatican official launched a fourth appeal – in an unprecedented string of entreaties to the US judiciary – to spare the life of Terri Schiavo, warning that the disabled woman faces a “cruel” death. Zenit news reported Tuesday that the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Bishop Elio Sgreccia, expressed “disconcert and sadness” after hearing the news of another rejected appeal by Florida Judge James Whittemore. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta rejected an additional appeal Wednesday. “I must confirm the moral judgment which does not change: It is […]
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Terri is Very Much Alive – See For Yourself – Watch These Online Videos

TAMPA BAY, March 23, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While for those who have seen Terri Schiavo in person there is no question she is very much alive, conscious of her surroundings and very much wanting to stay alive, millions of people are, by false reports in the media, convinced that Terri Schiavo is unconscious in a coma. The following videos of Terri have been provided by Terri’s supporters to allow an objective perception of Terri’s condition. (Be sure to have your volume turned up to hear Terri’s vocalizations as she attempts to respond)
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Deputy Prime Minister McLellan Asked to Resign Over Broken Promise on Marriage

EDMONTON, AB March 23, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan’s flip flop on homosexual ‘marriage’ is captured on video for all the world wide web to see. A website has been established by DefendMarriage.ca which asks the question “Can you trust Anne McLellan”. The website contains video footage of Anne McLellan in Parliament in June of 1999 during which she discusses the government’s position on changing the definition of marriage. During her speech Ms. McLellan said: “Let me state again for the record that the government has no intention of changing the definition of marriage or of legislating […]
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South Dakota Adopts Strictest Abortion Restrictions in US

PIERRE, S.D., March 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signed four new bills into law Thursday, including one measure mandating that doctors tell the woman that, by aborting her child, a human life ends. The bill stipulates that a doctor must inform the mother in writing and in person, no later than two hours before the abortion, that abortion ends the life of her baby, and “terminates the constitutional relationship women have with their fetuses.” Among the three other bills is one that mandates, in the event that the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, abortion […]
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US Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Challenge of Bush’s Judicial Recess Appointment

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court declined to intervene in a case filed by Senate Democrats challenging US President George W. Bush’s recess appointment of William H. Pryor Jr. to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals – the same court that will decide whether to hear an appeal of the Terri Schiavo case, expected today. Pryor, who served as the Attorney General of Alabama before his appointment to the bench, was recess-appointed by Bush last February, to circumvent a Senate filibuster blocking his nomination. Senate Democrats opposed Pryor’s nomination because of his deeply held pro-life values. […]
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Late Term Abortion Opposition Unifies UK Catholic, Jewish, Anglican Religious Leaders

LONDON, March 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Dr. Jonathan Sacks, was quoted Friday by the Jewish Telegraph saying that current British law allowing abortion without questions up to 24 weeks has had serious ill effects. “The current law has consequences few foresaw at the time. Too often, abortion is being used for convenience. This is unethically unacceptable.” The rabbi’s comments came after Catholic Cardinal of Westminster, Cormac Murphy O’Connor, said that the legal limit for abortion ought to be lowered from 24 weeks to 20. The rabbi said, “The time has come to reconsider our stance on abortion […]
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