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February 15, 2006

Terri Schiavo Family Renews Call to Protect Disabled

Topics: Euthanasia

LifeNews reports:

On the heels of comments from Florida Sen. Mel Martinez about possibly regretting supporting legislation to help Terri Schiavo's parents get a federal court review of their lawsuit to stop Terri's former husband from euthanizing her, her family is renewing its call to protect disabled Americans.

Last week, Martinez said that cases like Terri's are "better left to the state courts to deal with" and he said that getting Congress involved in the legal battle was likely a mistake.

Responding to the statement, Terri's brother Bobby Schindler told the North Country Gazette, "I am hopeful that Sen. Martinez is not reacting to mixed news reports over the public's view of Congress's actions in protecting my sister's life."

"Though some news outlets have reported that poll responses did not favor Congress's involvement, there are others that greatly support protections of disabled and vulnerable people like Terri," he explained

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Posted by tim at February 15, 2006 12:34 PM

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I don't think Mel is up for election this year, so can this just be chalked up as another wimpy Republican copout?

What is he saying? 'Yeah, gosh, I think I might really regret helping to prevent someone from being starved and dehydrated to death; dang, I wish I hadn't done that.'

What crap. Doesn't he know the case? They went to Congress as a last appeal; the state courts and government did nothing...

Posted by: thedegu [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2006 1:26 PM