Congress Steps in on Terri Schiavo Case
Family Research Council
March 3, 2005
Congressman David Weldon (R-FL), a medical doctor, plans to introduce
legislation titled the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act (Terri's
Law), which will hopefully help save Terri Schiavo's life. The legislation would
give Terri and others in similar situations the same constitutional protection
of due process as death row inmates. Already this week, attorneys for Terri's
parents have filed six different motions to help save their daughter, all of
which are now on appeal. Dr. Weldon's legislation would allow Terri to have her
own counsel who can argue her case, a right given to any criminal in the United
States. Terri is, of course, not a criminal but a woman fighting for her life.
As Terri's fight intensifies, I cannot be more frank on the fate of this poor
woman if her husband has his way. If Terri's feeding tubes are removed, she will
face a slow death through starvation, which can take anywhere from 7 to 30 days.
Terri's parents, as do Congressman Weldon and I, truly believe Terri is alive
and deserves to continue living. Please call, e-mail, AND fax your U.S.
representative to support Terri's Law -- truly life-saving legislation. Time is
of the essence.