THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 17, 2005
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
The case of Terri Schiavo raises complex issues.
Yet in instances like this one, where there are serious questions and
substantial doubts, our society, our laws, and our courts should have a
presumption in favor of life. Those who live at the mercy of others deserve our
special care and concern. It should be our goal as a nation to build a culture
of life, where all Americans are valued, welcomed, and protected and that
culture of life must extend to individuals with disabilities.