Conservatorship of Wendland

. . . lose his . . . ahem . . . cookies, so to speak.

I was reminded tonight, as I watched the services for President Gerald Ford and caught a few moments of Ben Stein’s appearance on The O’Reilly Factor, about the evening that I spent with him.

Most people know Ben from “Win Ben Stein’s Money” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Lesser known is the fact that Ben worked as a speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Ford, and is a conservative political commentator. He is also a life advocate.

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Medical expert in Terry Schiavo case dies Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS – Neurologist Dr. Ronald Cranford, one of the nation’s leading medical ethicists and right-to-die advocates, died Wednesday at a hospice in Edina, from complications of kidney cancer. He was 65. Cranford was thrust into the public spotlight by the case of Terry Schiavo, a Florida […]

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In response to my post about Florence Wendland’s passing, a visitor wrote the following: While reading about this case I would say that if that were my husband no one would stand in the way of letting me do what I felt was best. Your words over the tears in regards to this case and […]

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A shot of Florence and I immediately following the memorial service for her son, Robert Wendland, in July 2001. That’s what I called my client, Florence Wendland, who died last Friday at the age of 83.After all, we spent six years fighting together to prevent her cherished son, Robert, from being dehydrated. And she came […]

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Ronald Cranford, M.D. Remember the name if you haven’t previously heard it. My money says you’ll hear it again. If you have heard of him, it’s probably because you’ve either seen him on television pontificating in recent days about Terri Schiavo’s diagnosis and prognosis, or you’ve read about him in one of the thousands of […]

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Today it was my extreme pleasure to be reunited with my client, Florence Wendland, as we sat down together in her Stockton living room to be interviewed by KGO-TV Channel 7 in San Francisco. I hadn’t seen Florence, whom I call, simply, “Mom,” for awhile and I am happy to report that she looks and […]

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“Uncle.” People have been asking me since the conclusion of Conservatorship of Wendland in August 2001, if I plan to write a book about my experiences — and encouraging me to do so. Until now, I have resisted those suggestions for many, many reasons. But the events of the past few weeks involving Terri Shiavo […]

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