Month: January 2005

General Recap & Update (Winter 2005)

Schiavo v. Schindler (Florida)—Michael Schiavo seeks court permission to kill his 37-year-old wife, Terri, by withdrawing food. Terri’s parents oppose the motion; several doctors have expressed the opinion that her condition could improve with appropriate treatment, which Michael has refused to allow. After trial court judge ordered her feeding tube removed, Governor Bush and Florida …

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Speaking Up for Terri: The 2004 LLDF Annual Attorney Banquet

Historic Jack London Square in Oakland was recently the site of the LLDF Annual Attorney Banquet. On Saturday, November 6, 2004, approximately 130 guests gathered at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel for an evening of camaraderie, good food, and moving speakers. The evening began with a live auction conducted by The Survivors founder Jeff White. Jeff …

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Roe No More

In the last Lifeline [Summer 2004, Vol. XIII, No. 2], we informed you about Proposition 71, euphemistically named “The California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act,” which went on to victory in the November 2004 election. This means that starting January 2005, by constitutional amendment, California bureaucracy has expanded to include “The California Institute for …

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Parents’ Right to Know Makes Bid for Ballot

Coming to the June 2006 ballot: the Parents’ Right to Know initiative, a proposed amendment to the state constitution requiring doctors to give 48-hours’ notice to a parent or guardian before performing an abortion on a minor. Proponents need to gather 598,000 valid signatures from registered California voters by mid-April 2005 in order to qualify …

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