In 1998, Teresa Marie “Terri” Schindler—who’s married name was “Shiavo”—suddenly made national news as the victim in a tug of war between her “husband” (with the authority of a corrupt judicial establishment along with the subversive ACLU) and her parents (with the support of compassionate sympathizers everywhere) on whether or not to have her killed by the hospice she was residing in.
At issue were several questions, some of them less well-publicized than others.
WAS TERRI WORTH SAVING?
Michael Schiavo had petitioned Pinellas County, Florida’s Sixth Circuit Court to remove her feeding tube claiming that she was in a “persistent vegetative state” yet competent sources argued to the contrary (unfortunately for Terri, the below articles were published post mortem as a result of autopsy data):
Refuting the findings of the county medical examiner, a neurosurgeon who examined Terri Schiavo before her death says the autopsy report confirms she was aware of what was going on around her.
Dr. William Hammesfahr, known as a pioneer in approaches to helping the brain injured, said to ignore the facts would “allow future Terri Schiavos to die needlessly.”
“The record must be set straight,” he said. “As we noted in the press, there was no heart attack, or evident reason for this to have happened (and certainly not of Terri’s making). Unlike the constant drumbeat from the husband, his attorneys, and his doctors, the brain tissue was not dissolved, with a head of just spinal fluid. In fact, large areas were ‘relatively preserved.’” ~ Terri Was Aware, Says Brain Doc, WorldNetDaily, 19 June 2005
A previous WorldNetDaily article cited a different source—medical ethics attorney Jerri Lynn Ward—with the same astounding assertion:
Challenging the assumptions of many analysts and news reports, an attorney who specializes in medical ethics cases points out the autopsy report of Terri Schiavo indicates the brain-injured woman might have been cognizant of her surroundings as her family insisted.
Jerri Lynn Ward of Austin, Texas, notes the report released Wednesday in the high-profile case states: “The frontal temporal and temporal poles and insular-cortex demonstrated relative preservation.”
“What this tells us is that her cortex retained function and that her brain was more normal in the area that controls higher-level thinking,” said Ward, who has weighed in on the case in her weblog and in an interview with “Joseph Farah’s WorldNetDaily RadioActive” show. ~ Autopsy Suggests Schiavo Cognizant, WorldNetDaily, 17 June 2005
An article from NewsMax went even further, stating that Terri was capable of more improvement but was actually hindered by her husband:
A certified nursing assistant who cared for Terri Schiavo in 1997 filed a sworn affidavit in the case stating that she was able to feed Schiavo normally on multiple occasions – but that husband Michael Schiavo would allow only a feeding tube. ~ Nurse: Terri Can Eat Normally, NewsMax, 20 March 2005
This called into question some vital tenets of Terri’s case:
- Did Terri simply “collapse” from a heart attack?
- Who is Michael Schiavo and what were his motives?
- Why was Michael Schiavo left as Terri’s custodian even after he proved hostile to her health needs?
- Who is judge George Greer and why did Terri’s parents petition that he recues himself?
TWISTED TRAIL OF TREACHERY
The report of Terri’s court-appointed guardian ad litem, Richard Pearse, added further concern as to the motives behind Michael Schiavo and his refusal to annul the marriage or divorce Terri. Although supposedly playing an active role in her treatment before a cited “falling out” with Terri’s parents, Pearse noted an animosity Schiavo had towards Terri’s well-being and recovery:
…the ward’s husband pursued negligence litigation arising from the ward’s treatment following her cardiac arrest which eventually resulted in judgments for the ward netting the ward’s estate in excess of $750,00.00 as well as a substantial personal award for his loss of the ward’s consortium which were paid in early 1993.
In February, 1993, the ward’s husband and her parents had a falling out. Mr. SCHIAVO claims the argument arose because he refused to share the settlement money with the SCHINLDERS. They, on the other hand, claim that Mr. SCHIAVO failed to honor commitments he had previously made to continue to seek aggressive treatments for the ward’s condition. The SCHINDLERS retained counsel and sought Mr. SCHIAVO’s removal as guardian but were ultimately unsuccessful.
After February, 1993, Mr. SCHAIVO’S attitude concerning treatment for the ward apparently changed. Early in 1994, for example, he refused to consent to treat an infection from which the ward was then suffering and ordered that she not be resuscitated in the event of cardiac arrest. The nursing home where she resided at that time sought to intervene, which ultimately led the ward’s husband to reverse his decision and authorize antibiotic treatment. It also resulted in transfer of the ward to the nursing home where she now resides. …
Regarding the pending petition filed by Mr. SCHIAVO to withdraw the gastric feeding tube which sustains the ward, he claims that the ward told him after their marriage that she would not want to be kept alive artificially. … Mr. SCHIAVO indicated strongly to the undersigned that his petition to withdraw life support has nothing to do with the money held in the guardianship estate, which he would inherit upon the ward’s death as her sole heir-at-law. ~ The Guardianship of Theresa Schiavo, an Incapacitated Person, Report of Guardian Ad Litem, Richard L. Pearse, Jr., Circuit Court for Pinellas County, Florida, Probate Division, pp. 4-6
Here’s how to “read between the lines” in Mr. Pearse’s report:
- Schiavo’s agenda was antagonistic towards Terri, appearing to be focused on her money.
- Despite Schiavo’s accusation, the Schindler’s agenda was never more than Terri’s well-being.
- Once the nursing home became an advocate for Terri’s health, they were taken out of the picture and a facility “more willing to help” was chosen.
Soon, further evidence began to surface regarding Schiavo’s clear abuse and deadly intent for his wife.
Michael Schiavo once tried to kill his wife Terri with insulin shots, according to a former caregiver for the brain-injured Florida woman.
The estranged husband — who is living with another woman with whom he has two children — “wants her to die; he doesn’t want the truth to be known,” said Carla Sauer Iyer in an interview this morning on the Fox News Channel program “Fox and Friends.” ~ Nurse: Michael Tried To Kill Terri, WorldNetDaily, 22 May 2005
A 1991 bone scan performed on Terri Schiavo showed unexplained injuries to her vertebrae and legs.
Terri’s brother, Bobby Schindler, told Fox News Channel’s “Hannity & Colmes” on Thursday that a doctor has testified that she might have been strangled before she was found unconscious in her home in February 1990. ~ Michael Schiavo Plans to Cremate Terri, NewsMax, 26 March 2005
June Maxam of New York’s North Country Gazette corroborated the accusation that Terri was strangled noting that a common side effect to strangulation or choking is saliva and regurgitation (called “vomitus”). Maxam contends that Schiavo implicated himself by noting vomitus near Terri’s head but claiming it was from a cat.
More damning was Schiavo’s behavior around the Schindler family and former girlfriends:
Terri’s brother, Bobby Schindler, says that he himself was once the subject of a violent rage by Michael. He says that in 1984, when the family was still living in Philadelphia, he and Michael got into an argument. “I remember distinctly that Michael got so upset that he suddenly snapped, and grabbed me by the throat and threw me down on the couch, had one hand around my neck and the other was in the air ready to punch me in the face. I couldn’t move and I don’t know what would have resulted if it weren’t for Terri and my girlfriend screaming at him to let me go”.
Former girlfriends of Michael Schiavo including Cyndi Shook Brasher have alleged that Michael was abusive and violent and that they feared him. It has been alleged that he engaged in stalking of them and was possessive and controlling.
Mary Schindler relates an incident which occurred in the Schindlers’ kitchen between Michael and Scott Schiavo when Michael put his brother in a carotid choke hold, indicating that Michael knew about the maneuver. Scott freed himself from the hold and the two then wrestled on the floor.
Her brother Bobby, a good friend and work partner Jackie Rhodes and her parents and even Michael’s brother, Scott Schiavo relate that Michael and Terri had been arguing on Saturday, Feb. 24, 1990 and that Terri was visibly upset in her last conversations with her brother and her friend. Both say she had been talking about divorcing Michael.
The stated cause of Terri’s injuries was long said to be an alleged cardiac arrest resulting from a potassium imbalance due to an eating disorder.
The autopsy ruled out those fallacies. ~ Missing Piece of Schiavo Puzzle, June Maxam, North Country Gazette, 24 June 2006
An article by the Empire Journal (full article unavailable online but archived by the author) gives credence to Maxam’s charge:
Pinellas County medical examiner Jon Thogmartin did not rule out the possibility of smothering or a choke hold which may have caused the loss of oxygen to Terri’s brain and experts have stated that a victim of a choke hold or smothering would not demonstrate visible injury or evidence to corroborate the “choking” incident.
The hospital admittance records from 1990 show evidence of trauma to Terri Schiavo’s neck. Her friends have testified during court proceedings that she was unhappy in her marriage to Schiavo and was allegedly contemplating a divorce from Michael Schiavo who was allegedly possessive and jealous.
In a medical analysis of laboratory reports in the Schiavo case, prepared by several medical professionals, the general conclusion is that the blood chemistry of the brain damaged woman showed lactic acidosis.
There are several causes for this but the one of interest is extreme exertion during anoxia, like fighting to breathe while a person was on her back, pinning her down and cutting off her oxygen by one means or another, except not with a pillow. That produces different blood chemistry. ~ Nurse: Schiavo Blood Chemistry Indicates Possible Strangulation, The Empire Journal, 07 July 2005
Terris’ father Bob Schindler has stated that all of their concerns as well as a request to take custody away from Michael Schiavo rested squarely before judge George Greer for over two years yet he did nothing.
BLACK ROBES OF DEATH
What exactly is judge George W. Greer’s agenda in this tragedy?
Certainly he was absolutely determined to see Terri Schindler dead:
On March 24, 2005, Judge Greer denied a petition for intervention by the Department of Children & Families (DCF) and signed an order forbidding the department from “taking possession of Theresa Marie Schiavo or removing her” from the hospice and directed “each and every and singular sheriff of the state of Florida” to enforce his order. The order was appealed to the Second District Court of Appeals the following day, which resulted in an automatic stay under state law. While the stay was in effect, Florida Department of Law Enforcement personnel prepared to take custody of Terri and transfer her to a local hospital for reinsertion of the feeding tube. Once Greer was made aware of the stay, he ordered it lifted and all parties stood down. Governor Bush decided to obey the court order despite enormous pressure from the political right. If Bush (or the Florida Legislature) had ignored Greer’s order by attempting to remove her from the hospice, a confrontation between the Pinellas Park Police Department and the FDLE agents could have ensued. In jest, one official said local police discussed “… whether we had enough officers to hold off the National Guard.” ~ Terri Schiavo Case, Wikipedia; cited source, Report: State Tried Schiavo Grab, CBS News, 11 February 2009
The Empire Journal managed to uncover a seedy relationship between the Pinellas County Sheriff (the key law enforcement agency overseeing Terri’s life or death), Michael Schiavo and Greer:
Four days before joining Florida’s House of Representatives in November, 2004, Everett Rice left the office of Pinellas County Sheriff, a position he had held since 1988 and after 33 years in the sheriff’s department.
But before he left office he hired Michael Schiavo, estranged husband and guardian of Terri Schiavo.
The Empire Journal has learned that days before leaving office as Pinellas County sheriff, Rice hired Schiavo, a registered nurse, to work in the Inmates Medical Care Division of the Pinellas County Jail.
The relationship of Rice and Schiavo raises grave questions of alleged impropriety in the Terri Schiavo case and ongoing allegations of conspiracy, collusion and cover-up…
According to informed sources, neither Schiavo nor his attorney, George Felos, disclosed to the court or attorneys for Terri’s parents, Mary and Robert Schindler Sr., of Schiavo’s change in employment, particularly in light of the disclosure Feb. 23 that the state’s Department of Children and Families has opened an investigation into some 30 allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of Terri Schiavo.
According to pleadings filed before Greer by DCF attorneys, Michael Schiavo is the suspected abuser. ~ Sheriff Hired Michael Schiavo As Jail Nurse, The Empire Journal, reposted 23 March 2005
Another twist of corruption listed was a connection to the Hospice Schiavo had Terri moved to (they were very grateful for the business):
Rice and Schiavo’s attorney, George Felos, have also served on the board of directors of the Hospice of Florida Suncoast, the corporation which operates the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park where Terri Schiavo is a residence.
Felos failed to disclose his affiliation with the Hospice at the time in April, 2000 when he and Michael Schiavo moved Terri to the Hospice. However, it has since been learned by The Empire Journal that the proper certification for Terri’s admittance to the Hospice was never completed and that she was not legally designated as terminal, a requirement to be admitted to a hospice and for her care to be paid for by Medicare. ~ Sheriff Hired Michael Schiavo As Jail Nurse, The Empire Journal, reposted 23 March 2005
In a different article, the Empire Journal noted that the Hospice of Florida Suncoast Inc. was in hot water for insurance fraud regarding—you guessed it—terminally ill patients:
George Felos also forgot to tell the court that at the time that Terri Schiavo was unlawfully entered into the Hospice of Florida Suncoast Inc. that the federal government was actively trying to recover nearly $15 million paid to the corporation in a fraudulent Medicare payments because patients certified as terminally ill were not in fact terminally ill and ineligible to be admitted to the Hospice under Medicare.
Terri Schiavo, 41, was severely brain damaged as the result of mysterious circumstances at her home on Feb. 25, 1990. Her estranged husband, recipient of nearly $2 million in money from medical malpractice claims and living with another woman, claims that his wife would not want to be kept alive by a feeding tube. He and Felos have engaged in a decade-long contentious court battle with her parents. Michael Schiavo has refused the Schindlers’ offer to grant him a divorce and take all monies in the case if he will relinquish guardianship of their daughter and Schiavo has reportedly refused several other monetary offers to get on with his life and allow the Schindlers to take care of their daughter. ~ Schiavo Attorney Felos No Stranger To Medicare Fraud, The Empire Journal, reposted 30 March 2005
Adding to the conflict of interest, WorldNetDaily discovered that Schaivo’s attorney was a contributor to Greer’s re-election campaign.
George Greer’s tyrannical and unethical judgments received cover from fellow 6th Circuit judge Crockett Farnell. His delaying action helped seal Terri’s fate:
Crockett Farnell of Pinellas County is no stranger to recusal motions.
Farnell was the judge in the contentious guardianship case of Terri Schindler-Schiavo who granted a motion by estranged husband Michael Schiavo to prevent any discovery of information in the case by Terri’s parents, Mary and Robert Schindler in November, 2003, after they had filed a lawsuit to remove Schiavo as their daughter’s guardian.
The Schindlers wanted Terri’s brother, Bobby, to replace Schiavo as her guardian after they obtained information about a bone scan conducted by a radiologist in March 1991 that showed that Terri may have been a victim of physical abuse that led to her collapse and brain injuries.
After Schiavo attorney George Felos and the American Civil Liberties Union filed to block all discovery motions by the Schindlers to try and learn new information about how their daughter sustained her injuries, Farnell granted Schiavo’s motion without even a hearing.
Schiavo’s attorneys claimed that granting the Schindlers’ motion for discovery would prevent Michael Schiavo access to the courts—never mind that for years Terri Schindler-Schiavo had been denied access to the courts due to the refusal of probate court judge George Greer refusing to appoint independent counsel for the disabled woman as required by law.
It is even doubtful that she was represented by legal counsel in June, 1990, as required by law when Michael Schiavo and his then employer-attorney, Daniel Grieco, petitioned the court for guardianship although Schiavo appears to have intentionally, knowingly and willfully given false statements on his guardianship application given under penalties of perjury, fabricating a college degree that he never received.
By law, such deceit, fraud, dishonesty and misrepresentation constituted grounds for his removal as guardian but Schindlers did not become aware of Schiavo’s 1990 filing with the court until 2004.
Farnell ordered that “none of the parties to this case shall engage in any actions, including discovery, until after Judge George Greer has ruled on the Fourth Motion to Disqualify Judge”. ~ Pinellas Judge Crockett Farnell No Stranger To Recusal Motions, North Country Gazette, 30 November 2005
Such astounding power granted corrupt individuals in black robes was a call to action for the faith-based legal protectorate known as the American Center for Law and Justice (the “ACLJ”). Having helped fight the battle to save Terri, the ACLJ and Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow hoped to put a spotlight on the logjam of Bush judicial appointees and the refusal of the Democrat Senate to confirm them.
George Greer was the supreme reigning tyrant right up until Terri breathed her last, even managing to have children arrested for trying to bring Terri a drink of water. Given the time of year (just before Easter, more correctly known as “Passover”), the events were poignant for those not vested in the Camp of Death.
Two powerful bookend scenes can be remembered by some in Governor Lew Wallace’s epic tale brought to the silver screen known as Ben Hur in which the title character—Judah ben Hur—has recently been enslaved. He is herded along mercilessly by his Roman captors to his destination as a rower onboard a warship. Passing through the town of Nazareth, he collapses from exhaustion and cries out, “Dear God, save me!” A local carpenter intervenes and reaches down to give him some water.
Later, in Jerusalem, Hur is a different man. Having been empowered by Providence to become a citizen of Rome, he comes upon a commotion: a man is being tried, tortured and executed. Upon seeing that it was the same man who saved his life with a drink of water, Hur rushes to return the kindness, only to have it kicked away by a Roman guard.
THE RESURRECTED CULTURE OF DEATH
The use of Terri as a prop for euthanasia now began in earnest, lead by the key figure in her death: Michael Schiavo.
As a final injury to Terri’s parents, Schiavo continued to ruthlessly wield his unquestioned authority in the interning of her remains, first having her cremated and then setting an extraordinarily offensive marker at her grave claiming he “kept [his] promise” (still alleging Terri made him promise not to leave her alive), that she died “February 25, 1990” (the date of her mysterious “injury”, not her actual death) and that she was “at peace”.
Since then, an amazing level of propaganda and disinformation has flooded media at all levels regarding Terri and her condition—as if some very important power players had a vested interest in acclimating citizens to the culture of death:
In what for most seasoned Internet surfers unfortunately won’t be a surprise, “death” websites have been carrying photos of what they claim to be Terri Schiavo during her autopsy procedure.
The photos actually show Lisa McPherson, a woman who died in 1995 from dehydration and starvation in a case many say has links to the occult Church of Scientology. ~ Fake Terri Schiavo Autopsy Photos Circulate Internet, Prison Planet, 4 April 2005
The Prison Planet article noted that these sites all had high Google rankings.
And they have been as successful with the message as they had been with starving and dehydrating Terri to death.
The ex-wife of stricken actor Gary Coleman cited Terri’s condition as one of the main reasons she removed his life support.
The killing of Terri Schiavo brings the long-awaited finale to the judicial outrage that was “Roe v. Wade”—tyrants in black robes having first found a “Constitutional right” to slaughter the unborn now have dictated that the infirm be also terminated. It is truly a fascist utopian dream (nightmare) come true.
Thus, America apparently has a nationwide court ruling similar to the Roe vs Wade decision which allowed Abortion On Demand. If this is the case, then this country stands at the cusp of the legalization of the Adult Euthanasia which has been occurring for two decades under the surface — just as Dr. Wolfensberger writes in “The New Genocide”.
You see, Terri’s condition made her a “Devalued Person”, a term used repeatedly by Dr. Wolfensberger. We shall see more and more “Terri Schiavo’s” being legally killed, threatening many people with other disabilities. In fact, people who are paralyzed, brain damaged, ill with terminal conditions, retarded, with Down Syndrome, very elderly—all have reason to fear. I believe that fear has already started to grow in the minds and hearts of millions of such afflicted people. No longer does society recognize that a person has an inherent spiritual worth bestowed upon them by their Creator—the traditional Christian stance. Now, a person’s worth is pragmatically calculated by how much that person is contributing to society and, conversely, by how much of a “drain” that person represents. ~ Contrived Killing Sets Precedent for Euthanasia, Cutting Edge Ministry, David Bay, Director, 02 April 2005
ALL FALLING INTO PLACE
No wonder that this monstrosity was concocted entirely behind closed doors. What former Congressman Fred Thompson has called “the dirty little secret“ behind Obama-care is a 5-year review by bureaucrats of whether Americans will be worthy of healthcare expenditure.
The version of President Obama’s universal health care plan pending in the U.S. House would require “end-of-life” counseling for senior citizens, and the former lieutenant governor for the state of New York is warning people to “protect their parents” from the measure.
At issue is section 1233 of the legislative proposal that deals with a government requirement for an “Advance Care Planning Consultation.”
Betsy McCaughey, the former New York state officer, told former president candidate Fred Thompson during an interview on his radio program the “consultation” is no more or less than an attempt to convince seniors to die. ~ Obamacare For Old Folks: Just “Cut Your Life Short”, Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily, 22 July 2009
Many of us political junkies will never forget the televised question the all-powerful Obama fielded from townhall participant Jane Sturm on whether or not her centenarian mother deserved a pacemaker. The most-merciful messiah’s response was, perhaps she should just take a pill.
Coming from the most vicious proponent of child sacrifice ever to defile the White House, we shouldn’t have been surprised.
The latest victim of the Culture of Death comes from a surprising location: the heartbeat of American freedom—Texas.
Texas Right to Life denounced the decision by physicians to allegedly eliminate hydration and feeding of a patient under their care in a Texas hospital. According to the group, the hospital has refused to allow the patient and his family to take him to a nearby hospice for care. A March 20 news release from Texas Right to Life, “Willie breathed on his own through the night, but he is being dehydrated and starved to death. Because he hasn’t been fed or watered, his heart rate is dangerously low. After he breathed steadily last night, the hospital discussed hospice with the family. Now however, the facility is waiting for his heart to give out since his heart rate has diminished and will not revisit hospice care.” ~ Texas Hospital Starving Patient Against Family Wishes, Spero News, 20 March 2012
It was an Obama-care-esque “ethics panel” that doomed Willie to a tortured death:
Yesterday, I wrote you a message about Willie, a patient at a hospital in northwest Houston whose doctors decided that he should no longer have medical care despite the wishes of the patient and his family. Many of you have emailed and called me and offered to help Texas Right to Life and to help Willie’s family. For that, I am touched, and I thank you.
Late yesterday evening after I sent my email to you, I learned that Willie died.
The “ethics panel” at the facility decided, against the wishes of the family—and the patient himself—to stop medical treatment.
As you can imagine, I’m shocked, and his family is devastated about the way their father was treated, and ultimately killed, by so-called medical professionals. ~ Hospital Death Panel Trumps Medical Power Of Attorney, Elizabeth Graham, Texas Right to Life, 21 March 2012
Redaction of names (such as the full name of the patient or the name of the interning facility) can sometimes be indicators of a contrived story. The author contacted Texas Right to Life and Director Elizabeth Graham later tracked me down via e-mail. She explained that the family had originally wanted anonymity but has since acquiesced to disclosing that “Willie” was residing at (and later killed by) the Northwest Houston Medical Center.
OUR DEADLY FUTURE
Willie will not be the last.
The world’s Elite have decided that there are too many of us on the planet and they will use any excuse and any means—from vaccinations to sterilization to just flat-out poisoning us—to “cull” our numbers.
An article at EndoftheAmericanDream.com put it this way—
Most Americans have absolutely no idea, but a very dark philosophy is spreading like wildfire among the global elite. This philosophy is an obsessive belief that humanity has become a cancer that is destroying the earth. There are now large numbers of global leaders that are convinced that the exploding population of the world has become like a virus or a plague, and that it must be combated as such. ~ Yes, They Really Do Want To Reduce The Population – 22 Shocking Population Control Quotes From The Global Elite That Will Make You Want To Lose Your Lunch, EndoftheAmericanDream.com
—and then went on to list and cite some 22 statements by the world’s elite on how badly they’d like to see “useless eaters” like you, dead.
So if their issues and excuses for killing us, like “global warming” a.k.a. “climate change”, are just straw dogs, what is their real agenda?
Think what you will of former wrestling star and former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura; his recent “TruTV” series “Conspiracy Theory” was very well done (a third season is now in the works).
The first season’s “Episode 5” was on “Secret Societies”. In it, an interview with Conspiracy expert David Icke may give us a simple explanation:
—They’re afraid of us…they have no mechanism for controlling us all.
That being the case, the most powerful thing we can do to stop them is to wake up the guy standing next to us…on the bus…in the cube next to yours…and across from you in the pew. Spread the word that neither Terri nor Willie have died in vain, and the rest of us don’t plan on going so quietly.