Saturday, October 18, 2003

The Latest Outrage Against Terri Schindler-Schiavo

According to the latest news update on the Schindler family's web site, Terri's so-called "husband" Michael Schiavo has refused to allow his dying Catholic wife to fully receive the last rites from her priest:

...Monsignor Thaddeus Malanowski, who has been Terri’s spiritual provider for over 3 years, was told he may not administer to her the sacrament of Holy Communion. Monsignor was informed by police at Hospice that he would be arrested if he tried to administer the Catholic woman the sacrament.

In a statement to the press, Michael Schiavo’s attorney, George Felos stated that the reason for this was that he didn’t want “anyone to do something that would cause Terri distress”.

Really now.

How a dying Catholic woman would be "distressed" by receiving a Catholic sacrament from her Catholic priest, the non-Catholic Felos doesn't bother to say. After all, for years both Felos and Schiavo have been telling the courts and the press that Terri was in a "permanent vegetative state" and oblivious to her surroundings. How then could she get "distressed" by any external stimuli?

Moreover, how does Herr Felos know Terri would be "distressed" by her priest administering the viaticum or anything else?

Oh, wait a minute. We forget that Herr Felos has the ability to communicate with Terri telepathically. Or so he claims (cf., our Oct. 16 and 17 entries on Felos titled, respectively, "MICHAEL SCHIAVO'S NEO-NAZI* NEW AGE LAWYER" and "MORE ON MICHAEL SCHIAVO’S LOONEY LAWYER" below.)

Nevertheless, Herr Felos, what about the possibility of causing Terri distress by starving her to death???

As Bugs Bunny would say, "Nyaaah. What a maroon."

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