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March 22, 2005

Coalition Calls Upon Bush to Save Schiavo's Life by Using Police Powers; Press Conferences in Washington, Tallahassee March 23

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- U.S. Newswire 3/22 5:48 PM ET

WASHINGTON, March 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The 11th Hour Coalition to Save Terri Schiavo's Life will hold simultaneous press conferences tomorrow -- Wednesday, March 23 -- at 12 noon in Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, Fla.

This ad hoc partnership of religious and political organizations -- which will gather in front of the White House and the Florida governor's mansion -- will call on President George W. Bush and Gov. Jeb Bush to use their executive powers to protect Terri Schiavo from starvation.

"There are two people in the United States who can save Terri Schiavo's life right now. The president of the United States and the governor of Florida have the authority to use the police services at their disposal to take Terri into protective custody, restore her food and hydration, and arrest anyone who would interfere," said Dr. Paul Schenck, executive director of the National Pro-Life Action Center on Capitol Hill. "For the sake of Terri's life, we cannot afford to wait while the courts dither over jurisdiction." Details of D.C. Press Conference

WHAT: 11th Hour Coalition to Save Terri Schiavo's Life Press Conference


-- Dr. Paul Schenck, National Pro-Life Action Center on Capitol Hill

-- Stephen G. Peroutka, Esq., Face the Truth TV & Radio

-- Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, Human Life International

-- Michael A. Peroutka, Esq., Institute on the Constitution

-- Rev. Greg Cox, Faith and Action

-- Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life

-- Rev. Stephen Cox, Gospel of Life Ministries

-- Rev. John Vandenberge, National Clergy Council

WHERE: Near the White House; North side of Pennsylvania Avenue; Opposite the White House gates.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m. E.T.


Posted by richard at March 22, 2005 6:21 PM

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The question is will either of them step in and stop this travesty? I would, but that's just me. If our leaders do not stand up and protect the weakest among us what good are they?

Posted by: Tom Spence at March 22, 2005 6:29 PM

Forgive me if this isn't the best thread for this news, but Arizona Right to Life is holding a candlelight vigil this Thursday night at 6pm at the Federal Courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona. The address is 401 W. Washington. Attenders are encouraged to bring candles, wax collectors, and umbrellas, as rain is in the forecast.

God bless.

Posted by: Chris Valdivia at March 22, 2005 6:34 PM

Its wrong! She is alive by her own means, there are thousand of people who can not feed themselves for thousands of reasons, should we let them all starve to death to? She is breathing on her own, and her heart beats all by itself, its no- ones right to say that she should die!!!

Posted by: Nannette Dorr at March 22, 2005 6:36 PM

Please encourage the Lawyers to call or subpoena Carla Sauer Iyer I believe her name is. She took care of Terri in 95 and 96 and knows her abilities.

Posted by: barbara stidham at March 22, 2005 6:39 PM

Troll alert.

Posted by: Sirena at March 22, 2005 6:57 PM

Big-time trool alert and what a nasty screen name to use here. Yuk.

Posted by: Old Coot at March 22, 2005 7:01 PM

I've already notified the webmaster...

Posted by: Sirena at March 22, 2005 7:02 PM

What's a trool? Stupid me.

Posted by: Old Coot at March 22, 2005 7:04 PM

It would be an odd use of the power, but could Gov. Bush somehow commute her sentence to life?

Posted by: Doug Collins at March 22, 2005 7:04 PM

Or another possibility - Using the criminal laws in this case, where a court has sentenced a person to death - Does Florida have a pardons process? Isn't there some sort of review before a criminal is executed? Must there be a crime, or could these mechanisms be activated just by the prospect of an execution?

Posted by: Doug Collins at March 22, 2005 7:08 PM

The lines are clearly drawn in the sand, and it is no accident that the brothers Bush are both President of this great nation and Governor of the great state of Florida..... It is now or never!..... You have been given the position and the grace by GOD to rise to this most magnificent occasion. Please do so with trust and confidence. Respectfully yours, Patricia M. Tutty

Posted by: Patricia M. Tutty at March 22, 2005 7:17 PM

Unfortunately, Terri can't be pardoned, since she isn't a criminal. :-(
Even criminals are treated better than this innocent woman.

Posted by: Mary in LA at March 22, 2005 7:19 PM

I pray that Terri will still be alive at noon tomorrow.

Posted by: Mary in LA at March 22, 2005 7:20 PM

Now THIS is a step in the right direction. Lets cut through the politics, beauracracy, and legal red-tape. It's time for the two men with the executive power to SAVE TERRI'S LIFE to order the Federal Marshals to take her from the Hospice, restore food and water, and hopefully save her life (if the infection and damage from the starvation has not gone too far).

In my opinion, Bush and Jeb are both cowards for not using their powers to extract her the moment it was apparent the corrupt Judge Greer and murderous Michael were going to pull her feeding tube.

What they should have done is extract her late the night before quickly and efficently! She would already be on the road to recovery by now! But more importantly, her life would no longer be in jeopardy and she would not be in sheer agonizing torment!

Don't tell me that Bush and Jeb have too much to loose or that this is too big of a risk for them to take. This is not about political GAIN or LOSS!

This about doing the RIGHT THING when you have the power to do the RIGHT THING simply because it is the ONLY MORAL DECISION you can make!

If Bush and Jeb do not immediately extract her from the hospice I believe that they are also partly guilty for her torment and starvation!

Whether it helps them, hurts them, or does nothing it is their job to protect our rights to life, liberty, and property. Right now Terri's very life, her liberty to ever live free of Micheal's tyranny, and property (her own body) is being threatened!

Bush and Jeb should consider it THEIR DUTY to save this woman!

Are they really CHRISTIANS as they claim or are they simply pretenders that use the name of Jesus to pander for votes?

If they really want to love others how Christ has loved them they need to SAVE TERRI with the power God has allowed them to have!


Posted by: GeorgiaGuy at March 22, 2005 8:13 PM

Found this online.


Bush MUST utilize the Federal Marshals to save this woman from being murdered by a corrupt legal system and an adulturous evil husband that could very well have caused her to be in this handicapped (but NOT PVS) state!


Posted by: GeorgaGuy at March 22, 2005 8:17 PM

I'm not very knowledgeable about U.S. law, but wasn't Terri the subject of a Congressional subpoena to appear as a witness? Couldn't the Federal authorities simply enforce the subpoena to bring her to, say, Washington to give testimony, thereby removing her from the hospice in Florida, the authority of Judge Greer and the reach of her faithless husband? Could this not, at least, provide sufficient excuse for President Bush to order such action? It's just a thought ...

Posted by: Edward at March 22, 2005 8:53 PM

I was just thinking that the feds could take her into protective custody as
a material witness. It's kind of like arresting someone, except the person
isn't being arrested for a crime but for potential information the person
may have regarding a crime.

Posted by: Phil Calvert at March 22, 2005 9:53 PM

One thing for sure is that time is on the side of the judicial processes or they would have issued an emergency ruling already. I support the idea of a Presidential Order to remove her from Florida to save her life. After all the President pardons even a turkey every year, so he should be able to stop the clock on a judicial beaucracy that is more then willing to take their time in hopes that this poor disabled woman will die before they have to take action.

Posted by: Joachim Van Ells at March 22, 2005 9:54 PM

am not sure there is anything we are going to be able to do through man's resources. Terri needs prayer. Let's pray for her suffering to end quickly in accordance with God's will and pray for comfort to her family no matter how her suffering ends. This is one of htose times i cannot wrap my limited mind around God's plan but I have full faith that this will work out for hte better of believers as per the Bible.

Getting the police involved and or the pres i am not sure is the way to go.

Posted by: hescominsoon at March 22, 2005 10:14 PM

I like the troll alert!! Just because people don't agree with you, they are wrong. Micheal Schiavo is the one who needs protection from the same PRO lifers who shoot and murder doctors. YOu are all passing judgement on a situation you only know of from the biased media, half of the information is incorrect!!! So sad you fight for Life but are the same groups sending death threats to congressman, judges and Mr. Shiavo. How "GODLY" (if that a word) you all are!

Posted by: Michele at March 22, 2005 10:20 PM

How many of you out there are sending judges death threats? Anyone?
How many of you murdered an abortion doctor today? Anyone?
Judges? Anyone here kill or threaten a judge lately?
Give me a break.
We want to save a life, not waste any!
The only thing that most of us want is what is morally right. No one seems to have a conscience anymore.
I fear what this world will be like by the time my three kids are on their own.

Posted by: sb at March 22, 2005 10:40 PM

Michael Schiavo is completely unbelievable. He sure acts as if he has something to hide. How can a defacto ex-husband be put in charge of his helpless ex-wive's fate. If he was a real man he would do the right thing and allow Terri's blood relatives to care for her. This whole case is very troubling from the police who never investigated the allegations of abuse to these self righteous judges out to prove a point and gutless to do the right thing. Keep looking for case law which you know doesnt exist so that you can save your moronic Judge Greer. Here is all the case law you need, IMCOMPETENCE, what kind of judge ignores all the facts and expert opinion that would favor Terri.
President Bush and Governor Bush I'm afraid this one is up to you, obviously the legal system of Florida has allowed this travesty to unfold. It almost seems what is needed here is a witness protection program to protect this poor soul.

Posted by: ralph in calif at March 23, 2005 1:45 AM


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