Monday, March 21, 2005

The Right to Life

Here is a link to a news article at about Terri Schiavo:

Here are some excerpts:

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. Mar 21, 2005 — The parents of Terri Schiavo asked a judge to reinsert the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube Monday, following an extraordinary political fight that consumed both chambers of Congress and prompted the president to rush back to the White House.

An attorney for Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, arrived at federal district court in Tampa and filed a request for an emergency injunction to keep their daughter fed.

Schiavo's husband, Michael Schiavo, said he was outraged that lawmakers and the president were intervening in the contentious right-to-die battle. He has fought for years with his wife's parents over whether she should be permitted to die or kept alive through the feeding tube.

"This is a sad day for Terri. But I'll tell you what: It's also is a sad day for everyone in this country because the United States government is going to come in and trample all over your personal, family matters," he told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday.

This is a signed affidavit of a nurse that cared for Terri:

Very disturbing.

And speaking of disturbing, here’s a link to a Washington Post editorial:

In the editorial you will find the following quote:

“The Florida legislature is, for the second time, also acting to force her to continue living.”

Since when do we have to be FORCED TO LIVE???

This AP article uses the same sickening language:

Lawmakers Widen Schiavo Right-To-Die Fight


Let’s allow America’s founders to speak on this subject.

From the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed

This definition is located at:

“unalienable”: incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred

According to the Declaration of Independence, Terri Schiavo has a right to LIFE, not DEATH, and that right to LIFE is incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred.

Also, her right to LIFE, according to the Declaration, is secured by a Government that derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.

This definition is located at:

“starve”: 1 a : to kill with hunger b : to deprive of nourishment c : to cause to capitulate by or as if by depriving of nourishment
2 : to destroy by or cause to suffer from deprivation

According to definition 1a, starving someone is to “kill” them……last time I checked, THAT IS MURDER.

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