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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Mainstream Media Unreported Conflicts of Interest in Schiavo Tragedy

Journalism just ain't what it used to be, ain't what it used to be, ain't what it used to be........


Mainstream media unreported conflicts of interest in Schiavo tragedy


by Judi McLeod, Editor,
Thursday, March 31, 2005

Every time a rock is lifted in the Terri Schiavo tragedy, another conflict of interest comes slithering out.

The conflict-of-interest potential in the right-to-die connections among current figures involved in the case are only outdone by the Woodside Hospice board of director’s conflict of interest reality.

There’s the death-is-beautiful, right-to-die activist Michael Schiavo attorney George Felos.

Don’t make eye contact with Felos, who claims he can ascertain a person’s desire to die by "looking into their eyes" and letting their spirits speak directly to him...

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Then there’s Dr. Ronald Cranford, handpicked by Michael Schiavo to examine Terri and on whose say-so Terri was categorized in "persistent vegetative state". Cranford is the MD who officially ordered Terri’s feeding tube removed on March 18. A neurologist, Cranford testifies in cases such as Terri’s around the country, always pumping the dehydration and starvation side. He was 1992’s featured speaker for the pro-euthanasia Hemlock Society, which was renamed The Choice in Dying Society. (WorldNetDaily).

Cranford nicknamed himself, "Dr. Humane Death"....

Read it all!!!


Here is more about "Dr. Humane Death."

Ronald Cranford, MD


Dr. Cranford has specialized in the field of clinical ethics since the early 1970s. During this time, he served as a consultant to several national commissions on right-to-die issues. These included the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research, primarily the reports on "Defining Death" and "Deciding to Forego Life-Sustaining Treatment".....

President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research

This Congressionally mandated group was formed in 1978, succeeding the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. It worked independently from January 1980 to March 1983.

* Defining Death (1981) (pdf format)
* Protecting Human Subjects (1981)
* Whistleblowing in Biomedical Research (1981)
* IRB Guidebook (1981)
* Compensating for Research Injuries (1982)
* Splicing Life: The Social and Ethical Issues of Genetic Engineering with Human Being (Nov 1982)(pdf format)
* Making Health Care Decisions (1982-83) (Nov 1982) (pdf format)
* Deciding to Forego Life-Sustaining Treatment (1983) [NOTE: NOT AVAILABLE AT SITE] * Implementing Human Research Regulations (1983)
* Screening and Counseling for Genetic Conditions: The Ethical, Social, and Legal Implications of Genetic Screening, Counseling, and Education Programs (Feb 1983) (pdf format)
* Screening and Counseling for Genetic Conditions: The Ethical, Social, and Legal Implications of Genetic Screening, Counseling, and Education Programs (Feb 1983) (pdf format)
* Securing Access to Health Care (1983) (pdf format)
* Summing Up (1983) (pdf format)

I will be providing MUCH more info on those involved with the cruelty and death of Terri Schiavo very soon. This should be enough reading to keep us busy for right now.

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