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March 3, 2005

Congress, Save Terri Schindler-Schiavo!

Topics: Legislative Action Items

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) is calling on Congress to enact a bill to be introduced by Representative Dave Weldon, M.D. (R-Fl-15) that would give the Schindler family access to a federal court to argue for the life of their daughter, Terri Schindler-Schiavo.

"Congress can act to ensure a federal court hearing on whether or not Terri will die of starvation and dehydration," said Lori Kehoe, Congressional Liaison for NRLC's Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics. "A proceeding known as the 'writ of habeas corpus,' which is protected by the U.S. Constitution, has been used for centuries to give a hearing to those whose liberty has been constrained by state courts in violation of the Constitution or federal laws. We call on all citizens to immediately contact their U.S. Senators and Representatives and urge them to support Representative Weldon's bill to amend the Habeas Corpus Act to allow its use when a state court orders denial of food or fluids in cases like Terri's."

Representative Weldon has announced that he will introduce the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act on Tuesday, March 8, 2005.

Posted by tim at March 3, 2005 5:05 PM


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Comments

Terri's husband is tring to murder her for personal gain..I suspect he tried to kill her in the first place and that is why she is in the state she is in..he doesn't want her to get better as he would probably stand trial for murder
someone should look into his love life prior to her so called accident..

Posted by: Peggy Haaberman at March 19, 2005 1:09 AM