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March 17, 2005

Concerned Women for America Urges Action

Topics: Legislative Action Items

Concerned Women for America (CWA) urged the Senate to take immediate action to save the life of Terri Schiavo, whose feeding tube is scheduled for removal tomorrow. In a heroic effort last night, the House passed the Protection of Incapacitated Persons Act of 2005 (H.R. 1332). The bill would provide a way for Terri's case to be reconsidered before a federal court. CWA is encouraging our constituents to call their senators and urge them to act quickly so that the House's efforts aren't wasted.

"Terri's plight is a clear choice for Americans – a watershed moment whether we as a country will decide for disabled people that their death is preferable to us than life," said Wendy Wright, CWA's senior policy director. "Bobby Schindler, Terri's devoted brother, has courageously come to D.C. to personally lobby senators and congressmen to protect Terri's life. Working with him, we've watched as members of Congress either expressed deep distress at what is being done to his sister or coldly brushed him off. Unconscionably, Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Connecticut) said to Bobby, ‘That's not a life.' Rep. Johnson said this about a woman who responds appropriately to jokes and communicates through blinking – even trying to stand up when told that if she didn't attempt to, then she would be killed. And Nancy Johnson was one of only a few congressmen to speak against the bill to save Terri's life."

"It is vital that the Senate act today in order to prolong Terri's life until her case can be revisited in a federal court."

Posted by tim at March 17, 2005 11:27 AM

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I've been looking for a phone number or email address for Representative Nancy Johnson of Connecticut.. to let her know how can she determine what "is a life, or what isn't?"

Posted by: Sirena at March 17, 2005 12:19 PM

Found her webpage...http://www.house.gov/nancyjohnson/

Posted by: Sirena at March 17, 2005 12:25 PM

I wonder how much time and effort Ms. Johson has spent on researching the plight of Terri Schiavo, and all others in like situations. Does she realize what this presidence the court is establishing? My wife and I have cared for our son , who is much like Terri, for almost 20 years. I believe I qualify as an expert. Michael and the Florida court system must not be allowed to MURDER Terri.

Posted by: Larry Morris at March 17, 2005 1:44 PM

It is barbaric, to let someone whom is still having actions like Terry does. I have seen my ex grandma inlaw. Starve like they are letting Terry do. IT is a horrific way to be killed. In my eyesight Flordia and the husband is committing Murder. My sister was on a venalator for 111/2 mths. before we could remove it from her. I would not let them remove her feeding tube from her. She gave no response to anyone in her family. She lived 14 days after life support was removed from her.

Posted by: Alice Chace at March 19, 2005 5:18 PM