Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Schindlers, realizing that the only people who

supported them were crazed fundies and KKK members, asked them to go home.

Schiavo Family Asks Protesters to Go Home

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - With their hopes of a miracle fading and other options exhausted, Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings appeared quietly resigned Sunday and asked protesters to spend Easter with their families as the severely brain-damaged woman spent a ninth day without food and water.

Those outside the hospice where Terri Schiavo is being cared for were not as calm, with the first of what would be four morning arrests coming as ministers attempted to bring Schiavo Easter communion. About a half-dozen people in wheelchairs later got out of them and lay in the driveway, shouting "We're not dead yet!"

Police protecting the hospice were loudly heckled, prompting Schiavo's brother, Bobby Schindler, to come out and ask the protesters to tone down their behavior.

"We are not going to solve the problem today by getting arrested," he told the restless crowd of about three dozen people. "We can change laws, but we are not going to change them today. ... You are not speaking for our family."

A spokesman for the Schindlers denied a report from David Gibbs III, their lead lawyer, who told CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Schiavo has "passed where physically she would be able to recover."

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it would've been nice if they'd realized that she wasn't going to recover a long time ago, before they hijacked our constitutional system of government.