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March 29, 2005
The Killing Of Terri Schiavo: "The longest public execution in American history" (Updated)
"Her crime was being disabled, voiceless, and at the disposal of our media"
Even the liberal "Village Voice" has joined the fray on the side of Terri Schiavo. Their article just may be one of the most important reads I've seen so far - especially from our liberal friends.
- The Village Voice
(...) "For all the world to see, a 41-year-old woman, who has committed no crime, will die of dehydration and starvation in the longest public execution in American history.
(...) She is not brain-dead or comatose, and breathes naturally on her own. Although brain-damaged, she is not in a persistent vegetative state, according to an increasing number of radiologists and neurologists."
(...) And keep in mind from the Ralph Nader-Wesley Smith report: "The courts . . . have [also] ordered that no attempts be made to provide her water or food by mouth. Terri swallows her own saliva. Spoon feeding is not medical treatment. This outrageous order proves that the courts are not merely permitting medical treatment to be withheld, they have ordered her to be made dead."
(...) In this country, even condemned serial killers are not executed in this way.
Continue reading .....
The mantra at BlogsForTerri continues to be non-partisan with a focus on the sanctity of human life and the defeat of euthanasia by judicial fiat. Liberals and conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, and independents are coming together, through the struggle of Terri Schiavo's horrific and long-lasting execution, to turn back the forces that seek to euthanize the disabled, the elderly, and the unwanted.
Updated - From Mary in LA:
Okay, here are the Florida Senators from the last call list:
Sen. J.D. Alexander, Majority Whip: 850-487-5044
Sen. Nancy Argenziano: 850-487-5017
Sen. Dave Aronberg: 850-487-5356
Sen. Mike Bennett: 850-487-5078
Sen. Larcenia Bullard: 850-487-5127
Sen. Walter "Skip" Campbell: 850-487-5094
Sen. Lisa Carlton: 850-487-5081
Sen. Paula Dockery: 850-487-5040
Sen. Dennis Jones: 850-487-5065
Sen. Jim King: 850-487-5030
Sen. Evelyn J. Lynn: 850-487-5033
Sen. Burt L. Saunders: 850-487-5124
I know we're all stressed out, but remember to be nice! More flies are caught with honey than vinegar. :-)
Posted by richard at March 29, 2005 1:34 PM
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