Please see the commentary on the constitutional challenge against this Executive order!
They're bringing in the big guns! ACLU, AARP and possibly other influential groups are joining with Michael Schiavo's claim that he has the right to murder Terri, or rather Terri has the RIGHT TO DIE.
If she DID in fact make the statement that Schiavo claims she made, would she have ever said she wanted to be deliberately killed, even if she is awake, alert, feeling, thinking, smiling, crying? Not hardly!
Michael is scheduled to appear on Larry King Live, Monday, October 28th, 9:00 PM eastern time.
THEY'RE PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS! WE CANNOT LET UP NOW!
KEEP CALLING, FAXING, E-MAILING! SEND FACTUAL INFO TO THE MEDIA. THEY'RE BEGINNING TO ASK QUESTIONS!
THANK YOU. -- Jackie --
Saturday, October 25th, 10:45 PM.
P.S. This EO says that Terri is in a permanent vegetative state. She is NOT! During hearings the court changed the definition of the term 'Permanent Vegetative State' -- that is codified in the Florida Statutes -- in order to justify their 'deliberate killing' of Terri Schiavo.
My concern with the language herein is that it says the bill authorizes a "one-time stay". Will this be interpreted by the courts to mean that if a judge orders the resumption of the killing there is no further remedy for Terri?
You can email Larry King at:
and call in to the show to ask some hot questions at: 1-800-676-2100
GOVERNOR JEB BUSH EXECUTIVE ORDER TO
STOP THE 'DELIBERATE KILLING' OF TERRI SCHIAVO
OCTOBER 21ST, 2003
STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 03-201
WHEREAS, on October 21, 2003, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 35-E (to be published as Public Law 03-418), signed this date by me, authorizing the Governor to issue a one-time stay in certain cases where, as of October 15, 2003, the action of withholding or withdrawing nutrition or hydration from a patient in a permanent vegetative state has already occurred and there is no written advance directive and a family member has challenged the withholding or withdrawing of nutrition and hydration; and
WHEREAS, under House Bill 35-E a person may not be held civilly liable and is not subject to regulatory or disciplinary sanctions for taking any action to comply with a stay issued by the Governor pursuant to House Bill 35-E; and
WHEREAS, in the case of Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, Robert Schindler and Mary Schindler, the parents of Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, have requested that the Governor enter a stay prohibiting further withholding or withdrawing of nutrition or hydration; and
WHEREAS, a court has found that Theresa Schiavo is in a persistent vegetative state as of October 15, 2003; and
WHEREAS, Theresa Schiavo had no written advance directive as of October 15, 2003; and
WHEREAS, nutrition and hydration have been withdrawn from Theresa Schiavo, and continues to be withheld as of October 15, 2003; and
WHEREAS, the Schindlers have challenged the withdrawal and withholding of nutrition and hydration as of October 15, 2003; and
WHEREAS, an immediate and urgent need has arisen to address the removal of nutrition or hydration, because death due to lack of nutrition and hydration is imminent;
NOW THEREFORE, I, JEB BUSH, Governor of the State of Florida, by the powers vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, specifically House Bill 35-E, do hereby promulgate the following Executive Order, effective immediately:
A. Effective immediately, continued withholding of nutrition and hydration from Theresa Schiavo is hereby stayed.
B. Effective immediately, all medical facilities and personnel providing medical care for Theresa Schiavo, and all those acting in concert or participation with them, are hereby directed to immediately provide nutrition and hydration for Theresa Schiavo by means of a gastronomy tube, or by any other method determined appropriate in the reasonable judgment of a licensed physician.
C. While this order is effective, no person shall interfere with the stay entered pursuant to this order.
D. This order shall be binding on all persons having notice of its provisions.
E. This order shall be effective until such time as the Governor revokes it.
F. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement shall serve a copy of this Executive Order upon the medical facility currently providing care for Theresa Schiavo.
[Great Seal of the State of Florida]
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and have caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed this 21st day of October, 2003.
[Signed Jeb Bush]
[Signed Glenda E. Hood]
SECRETARY OF STATE