Thursday, September 18, 2003

Judge Rules Against Parents

Here we have a case of two parties, one who wants to take care of their child, the other a spouse who is living with another woman who he has had a child with, a spouse who stands to make some money from the death of his wife. Why would any "judge" worth his salt side with the husband in this case? Doesn't reason dictate that care of Terri be given to the parents? She is vulnerable, like a child and the husband clearly is not capable of carrying out his duties. This is spousal abuse being sanctioned by the State.

From Schiavo's Feeding Tube To Be Removed Oct. 15, Judge Rules:

"Robert and Mary Schindler will not be allowed to provide their daughter speech therapy that they believe would also help her to swallow spoon-fed food once the feeding tube is removed from her stomach, Circuit Judge George Greer said in a second ruling issued Wednesday.

Greer said he sympathized with the parents but concluded that their request to try spoon feeding amounts to a bid to re-litigate the case from scratch.

Terri Schiavo suffered severe brain damage in 1990 when, at age 26, she suffered unexplained heart failure. Her husband and legal guardian, Michael Schiavo, has been seeking court permission to discontinue life support.
Following a non-jury trial in early 2000, Greer ruled that evidence showed Terri Schiavo would not want to be kept alive with no hope of improvement. "


October 15th is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, the patron saint of Terri Schiavo. Even when secular "judges" think they are acting independent of God's law they often unwittingly are paving the way for God's will to be done. Expect a miracle--indeed pray for one!