March 17, 2005
Concerned Women for America Urges ActionTopics: 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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