April 29, 2006
University of Pennsylvania Euthanasia ProtestTopics: Euthanasia
Pro-family and pro-life groups to lead protests at University of Pennsylvania symposium on euthanasia and Terri Schiavo's death.
A focus of the demonstrations will be emphasizing a national Zogby Poll taken right after Terri died showing 80% of the American public did not support the removal of the feeding tube.
The first protest will be on Sunday, April 30th, at 3:00 P.M., at the University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Research Building which is located at 421 Curie Blvd. in Philadelphia.
Michael Schiavo, the husband of Terri Schiavo, will be speaking.
On Monday, May 1st, at 10:30 there will another protest featuring the brother of Terri Schiavo, Bobby Schindler, at the Biomedical Building.
Judge, George Greer, who ordered Terri's feeding tube removed will be the featured speaker.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition and one of the organizers of rallies and vigils in support of Terri comments, "Sadly, there has been much revisionism going on since Terri died suggesting the American public supported the removing of the feeding tube. The reality is a nationwide Zogby Poll taken right after Terri died showed 80% of the public did not support the removal of the feeding tube from a disabled person if they were not terminally ill, or in a coma, or being kept alive on life support and there left no written directive. The American public understands, that as a nation, we must offer those who are disabled support and compassion not dehydration and starvation."
Brandi Swindell, National Director of Generation Life who stood in solidarity with Terri by entering a 15 day hunger strike in Florida, states, "We are going to this symposium to say that Terri Schiavo did not die with dignity. Rather, she died a barbaric death that if she were an animal would have been against the law. The lesson we must learn from Terri's tragic death is that as a nation we must learn to treat the weakest of our society with compassion and justice."
Edel Finnegan, a spokesperson for the Pro-life Union, says, "It is a total outrage that the University of Pennsylvania is celebrating the cruel murder of Terri Schiavo, an inspirational and courageous woman. The 10th Anniversary Symposium is a one-sided event that attempts to give credibility to the murderous actions of Michael Schiavo and Judge Greer. We are standing witness to remember Terri and all the other disabled Americans whose lives are threatened by activist judges like George Greer and selfish family members like Michael Schiavo."
Posted by tim at April 29, 2006 2:34 PM
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