Monday, March 14, 2005

Remember. . . .

Time is Running Out.

Contrary to the media portrayals of Terri, she is not in a coma. Medical experts confirm that she is aware of her surroundings.

Removing Terri’s tubes kills her via starvation and dehydration, a gradual process that could take 7 to 30 days!

Terri is a healthy individual with a disability. She breathes on her own and her body operates normally. Her tubes are simply for nutrition.

If you think Terri Schiavo should have the same protections presently accorded prison inmates, take action Monday.

Senator Mel Martinez and Representative Dave Weldon, M.D., introduced the Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act (S. 539, H.R. 1151) on March 8, 2005 . The bill’s purpose is: “To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide the protections of habeas corpus for certain individuals whose life support may be withdrawn pursuant to court order, and for other purposes.” The bill recognizes the due process protection of habeas corpus appeals for disabled individuals, a protection that inmates currently have. It would enable the Schindler family to defend the life of their daughter before a federal court.

The week ahead will be filled with great spiritual warfare.