Irrevocable Choice

Irrevocable Choice is a blog about life issues. Those in favor of legalized abortion often use the word "choice." Once completed, the "choice" to destroy a human life either via abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research is IRREVOCABLE. It is PERMANENT. It can NEVER be undone. The innocent life can NEVER be restored.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Judge Who Ordered Terri's Dehydration Allegedly Wrote the WRONG Name AND Date on Court Order!

The vast majority of Americans put their faith in judges. We constantly hear about "separation of powers" and an "independent judiciary" as alleged justifications for a judge such as Greer to rule that an innocent woman should be dehydrated and starved. For a judge such as Greer to make rulings that cause CHILDREN to be arrested. For a judge to such as Greer to defy the Congress of the United States. The vast majority of Americans see nothing wrong with the above. I'm afraid that even if the allegations described below are true, Americans STILL would have no problem with the above.

The Empire Journal has an interesting article alleging (and they have what they say is a copy of the record) that Greer, the man who issued court orders forcing Terri Schiavo's slow, nearly thirteen days of dehydration, listed the WRONG name and WRONG date on the court order handing Terri's estate to Michael Schiavo!

Let us carefully consider this. IF THIS ALLEGATION IS TRUE, we should consider it in light of some other things. Greer ruled that it was allegedly Terri's wishes to be dehydrated and starved based on HEARSAY by her husband and HIS SIDE of the family. Her husband only talked about these alleged wishes AFTER winning a malpractice lawsuit. Her husband had quite an interesting comment on CNN (and yes, I understand this was not presented in court):

M. SCHIAVO: Yes, I do. But this is not about them, it's about Terri. And I've also said that in court. We didn't know what Terri wanted, but this is what we want...

Full transcript link

This is a judge who ordered that cameras and tape recorders not be allowed in the room, who put TAXPAYER-SUPPORTED police in the room to carry out that order. These police COULD have been out on the streets, keeping TAXPAYERS safe. Instead, they were enforcing Greer's order to dehydrate Terri Schiavo. And here is Father Frank Pavone's eyewitness account of Terri's last days.

This is a judge who received an award for what the local bar association refers to as "professionalism." IF THIS ALLEGATION IS TRUE, this begs the question about whether alleged professionalism includes not getting the name or date right on a court paper. IF THIS IS TRUE, let's make it clear: these were not merely spelling errors; these were alleged incorrect statements. Whether or not someone wrote the paper for the judge, it is HIS court. A professional thoroughly checks the work of their subordinates. And takes responsibility for their mistakes.

This is a judge who allegedly took a campaign contribution from Felos, the attorney who argued to have Terri dehydrated and starved.

This is a judge who denied a petition for injunction (read the middle of the article), resulting in a woman dying. If the allegation in The Empire Journal is true, I wonder if Greer paid as much attention to this now murdered woman's justification for an injunction as he did with the papers that allegedly contain INCORRECT statements about Terri's death.
(A death which was TOTALLY avoidable.)

This is a judge who ruled that Terri was in a "persistent vegetative state" despite the fact that professional nurses testified under oath that she was not. This is a judge who basically denied the validity of their statements yet failed to find them in contempt of court. If Terri was truly unaware of her surroundings, these nurses logically were committing perjury. Greer, being an alleged "stickler for the law," should have charged them with perjury. Perjury is a grave offense (and also a mortal sin). Yet for some reason, Greer has NOT charged them with perjury.

Now, on to Michael Schiavo. Some who were in favor of dehydration of Terri Schiavo stated that Michael was grieving and loved his wife, blah blah blah. (Of course, he had another woman that he was living with while married to Terri, along with children by that woman. Perhaps she offered him some comfort during the MANY years that Terri was warehoused in a hospice.) IF TRUE, the document obtained by The Empire Journal indicates that Michael Schiavo asked the court for Terri Schiavo's estate within hours of her UNNECESSARY AND COURT-ORDERED death. Michael must have a profound talent for multitasking: he can be grieving the loss of his wife (a loss which HE initiated) yet also be able to tell his attorneys to secure the estate within hours of her death.

Usually, a grieving person would put legal and financial concerns aside. They would instead spend the day remembering the life that just ended, remember the good times, etc. Since Terri's court-ordered dehydration and starvation concluded on a Thursday, there was even one more business day prior to the weekend. Michael COULD have filed a petition on Friday. He could have even waited until the next Monday to be concerned with petty financial details. Afterall, numerous courts clearly found in favor of dehydrating Terri Schiavo, which was Michael's request, so Michael was on a firm footing in case the Schindlers filed any motions.

Despite the date mentioned on the paper linked from The Empire Journal, Terri died on March 31st. On March 30th, since there was still life for Terri on this earth, there was still hope. Of course, there is still a glorious hope for Terri. She is likely now with our Eternal Father in Heaven and with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and His and our Most Blessed and Immaculate Mother, the Ever-Virgin Mary, Queen of the Universe.

We must never forget Terri. The Culture of Death lost with Terri. It exposed its evilfor the world to see. We already knew the evil of abortion. Now the Culture of Death has made us aware of what it does to people who have managed to survive the risk of abortion (ANYONE could have been aborted at any time, even if illegal, before the atrocity that took place on January 22, 1973, allowing legalized child slaughter).