Marlowe's Shade

Friday, September 02, 2005

Michael Schiavo's Lawyer Back in the News

From Lifenews

After lying low for a while after his pivotal role in Terri Schiavo's execution, George Felos has surfaced:

During the international debate over the euthanasia of Terri Schiavo, considerable attention was focused on the involvement of her estranged Michael's lead attorney George Felos' involvement in activities backing assisted suicide. Now, Felos has been named to the board of directors of a group that backs euthanasia.
Project Grace, which stands for Guidelines for Resuscitation And Care at End-of-life, quietly named Felos to its board within days of Terri's late March death from starvation and dehydration.

Project Grace seems to have been a grey eminence in Michael's efforts to kill his wife:

Mary Labyak, is the executive director of Hospice of Florida Suncoast, which owns Woodside Hospice where Terri spent the last five years of her life. The hospice became ground zero in the battle over Terri's life in January. Labyak is a member of Project Grace's Executive Committee.

Felos is also a former member of the board of directors of Hospice of Florida Suncoast and was once the president.

Dr. James Avery, former medical director for Woodside and on the hospice staff at the time Terri was admitted there in April 2000, sits on Project Grace's advisory board.

The Empire Journal newspaper contacted Project Grace to determine exactly when Felos became a member of its board, but the organizations refused to respond. It also did not respond to a request for comment.

The Project Grace web site also specifically supports Michael's efforts to euthanize Terri.

The Empire Journal appears to have broke the story and gives more background:

Project Grace’s founder, Lofty Basta, continually campaigned against keeping Terri alive, and complimented Judge Greer on his decisions. Basta wrote articles in the media and campaigned extensively in churches in other forums. Basta even stated that people like Terri have to die because there is no money to pay for the elderly’s medication benefits, trying to get Pinellas’s elderly population to turn against Terri.

Clearly Project Grace is concerned with more than palliative care and living wills. Felos should fit right in.
papijoe 7:55 AM