From George Neumayr:
Under judge-made law, euthanasia has become America's most astonishing form of premeditated murder, a cold-blooded crime in which husbands can kill their wives and even turn them into accomplices to it through the telepathy of "their wishes." To wonder if we're on the slippery slope sounds like an obtuse moral compliment at this point. The truth is we're at the bottom of the slope and have been for quite some time, standing dumbly as the bodies of innocent humans pile up around us. As we sift through them -- puzzling over how they got so numerous -- we're reduced to mumbling sophistries about compassion and consent.
This is the "humane holocaust" of which Malcolm Muggeridge wrote, a culture that kills the weak, from deaf unborn children to mute disabled women, and calls it mercy. Those responsible for this humane holocaust look into the mirror and see Gandhi, but it is Hitler who glances back. If someone had taken the passages of Mein Kampf that speak of euthanizing "unfortunates" and inserted them into the columns from newspapers and magazines cheering Schiavo's death, would anyone have known the difference?
From Frank Salvato:
Greer’s tenure presiding over the Schiavo case offered a plethora of questionable decisions.
Why did he admit hearsay evidence as fact? Why did he assume the role of Terri’s guardian in the face of a conflict of interest and against Florida judicial canon? Why did he refuse to appoint a Guardian ad Litem for Terri in light of Michael Schiavo’s compromised moral and ethical positions? Why did he fail to enforce Florida law that would have provided Terri therapy until her demise? Why did he allow Michael Schiavo to spend money designated for Terri’s care on legal services designed to end her life? Why did he allow Terri to be admitted to a hospice under false pretenses? Why did he fail to order confirming MRI and PET scan evaluations? Why did he admit into evidence the testimony of a biased medical panel some of whom were right-to-die advocates? And why didn’t he recuse himself in the face of his flagrant bias against the Schindler family when petitioned to do so? These glaring transgressions against Florida law, US law and Florida judicial canon should have sounded an alarm; instead they were upheld in court after court after court.
An even more disturbing fact is that the federal judiciary – whether you agree or disagree with how they came to be included in this case – refused to even address the inequities of Greer’s court. Charged with reviewing the case de novo, the federal judiciary did nothing of the sort. Instead they engaged in a deadly game of indignance with the legislative and executive branches of our federal government. They refused to hear arguments and gave no cause. They played constitutional politics while a life hung in the balance. Terri’s life clock clicked onward toward her hour of reckoning and the tyranny of judicial activism donned the dark shroud of death.
From Mary Mostert:
Terri went 60 hours without food or water before a different judge issued an emergency stay because new evidence had come to light, and her feeding was resumed. She died almost exactly 5 years later with Felos leading the legal battle to withhold food and water from Terri. Two years ago, Felos had already been paid over $400,000 out of Terri’s $1 million malpractice award. Bobby and Suzanne had visitation rights reinstated only on condition that they would not try to spoon feed their sister. Greer was reported to have said: "I don't want anyone trying to feed that girl!" In 2003 Judge Greer rejected a request by Robert and Mary Schindler asking that their daughter be allowed an eight-week trial of speech, occupational and physical therapy to teach Terri to swallow food so she could be spoon-fed once the feeding tube is removed.” ...
In 1861 it took a Civil War to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court Dred Scott decision, that declared people of African descent were not real people or citizens under the U.S. Constitution. How fitting it is that Jesse Jackson, a black man, in a last minute effort tried to rally black legislators in Florida to support a white woman’s right to food and water and life! Terri didn’t just die. Unelected judges in defiance of the US Constitution and the elected representatives of the people ordered her death.