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March 15, 2005

Congress makes last-minute try to save Terri Schiavo

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- The Washington Times
A group of House and Senate Republicans are working hard to approve a new law as soon as possible that would provide one last shot at federal court review for Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman whose food and water will be stopped Friday by state court order.

"We're fighting a clock," said Sen. Mel Martinez, who introduced the legislation last week, along with fellow Florida Republican Rep. Dave Weldon.

Under the bill, Mrs. Schiavo -- who is incapacitated and has been the center of a bitter legal battle for years between her husband and her parents -- would be granted a chance at federal habeas corpus review, typically only used to review death-row cases before an execution.

The bill would allow federal courts -- in limited cases such as Mrs. Schiavo's -- to expand habeas corpus review to incapacitated people who are the subject of a family dispute, have no previous written directive and are the subject of a lower court order to stop their food and water.

Posted by richard at March 15, 2005 3:39 PM


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Comments

Dead is dead. You kill something, it's dead.

Under any circumstance when that is done, without threat to your own life, and with intent and/or indifference, it is defined as murder. How they escape that simple semantic fact here is beyond my reasoning capabilities.

Timothy McVeigh was not starved, dehydrated and suffocated to death, ...why is that then proposed for Terri Schivo in the name of nature's way?

What is the moral and legal difference between just shooting her between the eyes and unplugging her to starve, dehydrate and suffocate? There is none.

Euthanasia is never appropriate for anything, man or beast, where there is not clear and present inevitable threat of a worse death....in the Schivo case what is proposed IS the worse death.

One comment for Congress..DO IT, DO IT NOW, DONT DELAY A MOMENT...STOP THIS MURDER.

Posted by: Dick Thompson at March 15, 2005 9:17 PM

i haven't followed this case closely because there is so much going on in our world today but i do want to share with you a dream that i had about terri two nights ago,she came to me and asked me to please help save her she did not want to die this dream was so real it was like terri was right there, this has laid heavy on my heart since that dream i feel sometimes the lord will send a messenger to do his work when pepole aren't listen, please listen now if this is all i can do and also spread the word to pray for her i will do that everyday i am not a religious freak nor do i belong to any organizatoin i'm just a person that had a spiritial awakening and i think it's all time we listen this was very real terri wants to stay alive please please save this lady she wants to live or she would have never come to me don't ask me why she did these things don't happen to me but it did and now i have to try and do something please do something for her and save her thank-you for listen

Posted by: georgia at March 17, 2005 5:30 AM