How Will Judge Greer Rule?
By Florida Law or Scientology Policy?
Wednesday, June 16, 2003
The following report is from the Terri
Schindler Schiavo Foundation as reported in the Hospice Patients Alliance
Newsletter June 16, 2004, (vol. II). My notes are in
This morning, a one hour hearing has been
scheduled in the Sixth Judicial Circuit to address the Writ of Quo Warranto
filed by attorney Pat Anderson on behalf of Bob and Mary Schindler. Michael
Schiavo's attorneys have asked that the court dismiss this writ.
The intent of this writ is to compel Michael
Schiavo to explain what authority he maintains as guardian of Terri Schindler-Schiavo.
The state of Florida mandates that a guardian
file an annual plan of care with the courts prior to the year addressed.
However, Michael Schiavo has not done so in a number of years and has petitioned
for numerous extensions long past the required filing dates on others. On June
1, 2004, his attorney, Deborah Bushnell, filed notice of plans for 2001 through
2002 and 2002 through 2003. With that, attorneys representing Mr. Schiavo want
the writ of Quo Warranto dismissed as moot.
[Suddenly, Michael's attorneys
want to "look legal" and scurried to file some guardianship plans—years
late. This does not remedy the fact that the law has been violated for years at
However, as the law mandates such plans to be
filed PRIOR to the year addressed, the Schindler family feels that this issue is
anything but moot.
[The Florida statures are clear
on this matter—and always have been. What is also clear is Judge Greer's
pattern of violating the statutes
regarding Terri's protections under the law.]
Furthermore, Terri recently had 5 teeth
extracted. In a faxed notification to the Schindler's attorney, Deborah Bushnell
stated that an oral surgeon declared the deterioration of Terri's teeth to be
[What is the name of the oral
surgeon who made such a
claim that Terri's teeth deteriorated (decayed to the point of root death?) due
to 'nonuse'? I suppose
the identity of this individual is top-secret. Who is he affiliated with?
If the word
"deteriorated" does not mean that all five of Terri's teeth were
indeed dead, then those that were not dead should have been restored
(repaired) rather than pulled. No ethical oral surgeon will pull teeth that can
be restored. I assume Pat Anderson has seen Terri's dental records. When a
lawsuit is filed, such information is needed for discovery.]
The Schindlers have argued for years in court
that Terri has not received proper dental care or hygiene.
[Yes, and such arguments
for years should not be needed. Judge Greer is perfectly aware
Terri's rights as an incapacitated Florida citizen. No attorney should have to
present arguments in an attempt to persuade Judge Greer to behave as a judge
(rather than an agent for the Scientologists) and rule in accordance with the
guardianship laws that are already on the books!]
Since the extraction of her teeth, no effort
has been made to fit Terri with a partial denture or any other appliance to
prevent further serious complications. This is a violation of Florida Statute
744.3215 which states that an incapacitated person retains the right to
necessary services and rehabilitation.
[This is also in accordance
with Scientology's policy that disabled people like Terri have an urge toward
death. If the incapacitated want to die (as Scientologists believe) then it
makes no sense to maintain their good health. See:
Treats Terri Schindler Schiavo as if She is Already Dead]
I will send an update on the outcome of this
hearing as soon as possible. The petition for the Writ of Quo Warranto can be
read here: Petition for
Writ of Quo Warranto
Greer ruled by Scientology policy. He dismissed
the Writ of Quo Warranto.
Law Vs Scientology Policy