Monday, February 2, 2009

Biggest Mistake

Obama: "Biggest Mistake" Was Vote to Help Terri Schiavo

Barack Obama said he regrets his 2005 vote allowing Congress to get involved in the case involving Terri Schiavo, the severely disabled woman from Florida who died of starvation and dehydration after the guardian had her feeding tube pulled by court order.

More information:
Obama tells debate audience he regrets Schiavo vote

Obama regrets intervening to save Terri Schiavo

See also:
Perrelli in the Justice Department

Legacy: The Killing Judge

How Many Others?

In Memoriam - Terri Schindler Schiavo


Anonymous said...

This is the so called "change" the voters want to make America better? Death by starvation and dehydration is a painful death forced upon a person who is innocent, a person who did not break any laws. Thanks for reminding us of what is waiting for us if a medical tragedy strikes us.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Obama that it's not a subject Congress should get it's hand into (family disagreements) but the real problem wasn't a family disagreement.

Terri Schiavo was executed because she could not speak up and defend herself. And it was by request of her "husband", but the executioner was the court.

The court -- Judge Greer - should always be remembered with disgust for the hideous act of killing a defenseless human being, by torturing her to death.

Anonymous said...

If congress should not get involved, then who should? The states and the courts are branches of government. The states are regulated under the umbrella of federal. When the state engages in abuse, where do you go to report it?

Anonymous said...

In Texas, a state government employee that was cited for elder abuse by APS still works in the guardianship program.

And the perpetrator is a "certified guardian" with the National Guardianship Foundation.

The federal agencies made aware of the abuse did nothing.

There is no accountability.