Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Another Temporary Reprieve for Terri Schindler-Schiavo

Today a Florida Circuit Court judge granted a temporary stay in proceedings that were designed to bring about a final determination as to whether brain-damaged, but otherwise alive and healthy, Terri Schindler-Schiavo's feeding tube can be removed so that she can starve to death as her "husband" desires.

The website maintained by Terri's sister and parents on her behalf received so much traffic that it had to be temporarily taken down today. A statement of thanks from the family to all those who have been supporting Terri is all that is posted at the moment.

The judge is taking time to consider a request by the family that Terri receive new and improved medical examinations to determine the condition of her brain. An attempt by a representative of the Florida Department of Children and Families to speak in court was denied by the judge, who called it politically motivated and "an affront to the court."

Please continue to pray for Terri, her family and the judge, so that she might be spared the unnecessary taking of her life and so, under the care of her family that loves her, she can receive the rehabilitation treatments that have been denied to her by her husband for the past 13 years.