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March 22, 2005

Coalition Calls Upon Bush to Save Schiavo's Life by Using Police Powers; Press Conferences in Washington, Tallahassee March 23

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

- U.S. Newswire 3/22 5:48 PM ET

WASHINGTON, March 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The 11th Hour Coalition to Save Terri Schiavo's Life will hold simultaneous press conferences tomorrow -- Wednesday, March 23 -- at 12 noon in Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, Fla.

This ad hoc partnership of religious and political organizations -- which will gather in front of the White House and the Florida governor's mansion -- will call on President George W. Bush and Gov. Jeb Bush to use their executive powers to protect Terri Schiavo from starvation.

"There are two people in the United States who can save Terri Schiavo's life right now. The president of the United States and the governor of Florida have the authority to use the police services at their disposal to take Terri into protective custody, restore her food and hydration, and arrest anyone who would interfere," said Dr. Paul Schenck, executive director of the National Pro-Life Action Center on Capitol Hill. "For the sake of Terri's life, we cannot afford to wait while the courts dither over jurisdiction." Details of D.C. Press Conference

WHAT: 11th Hour Coalition to Save Terri Schiavo's Life Press Conference


-- Dr. Paul Schenck, National Pro-Life Action Center on Capitol Hill

-- Stephen G. Peroutka, Esq., Face the Truth TV & Radio

-- Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, Human Life International

-- Michael A. Peroutka, Esq., Institute on the Constitution

-- Rev. Greg Cox, Faith and Action

-- Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life

-- Rev. Stephen Cox, Gospel of Life Ministries

-- Rev. John Vandenberge, National Clergy Council

WHERE: Near the White House; North side of Pennsylvania Avenue; Opposite the White House gates.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m. E.T.

Cross posted at BlogsForTerri

Posted by Hyscience at March 22, 2005 6:30 PM

I think it's imperative for either George Bush or his brother, the Governor of Florida, to do what is right and do it now to save her life. She does not deserve what they are doing to her. I think her husband is guilty of depraved indifference and should not be given guardianship - there is a definite conflict of interest and it's hard to understand how intelligent people don't see this. Look at the original police report and see what abuse she suffered at his hands. Also, if Pres Clinton could exonerate the worst financial criminal we've had in this country on his last day of office, surely you or President Bush can save an innocent person's life. Someone who was abused and beaten by her husband. Please look up the original police report at the time she was initially brought to the hospital and you will see.

Posted by: Helen La France at March 22, 2005 7:05 PM

I am frustrated and want to do something. I wrote to Jeb Bush this morning and following is a copy of my e-mail. There is little chance in hell that it will get noticed, but I have no other resources. I hope someone who does, will take the needed actions. I can only say they would have my utmost respect, loyalty, and support. Feel free to copy the letter and send it yourselves if you are so inclined.



Dear Jeb.

I am so disappointed, I hardly know where to begin. I am a firm republican and support the president in all he has done, and have offered vocal support for your leadership in Florida to date. However in the matter of Terri Schiavo, I must say that it is your responsibility to make sure this woman is not starved to death. If you fail to act, it will never be forgotten and if you think you are following the law, I have to ask which laws you choose to follow and which you choose to ignore. The laws governing your actions in this matter are conflicting, and it is a matter of choice. It is time to be a man first and a politician second.

In the past there have been numerous occasions where the national guard has been called out in contradiction to court orders and used to physically take control of a situation in human rights, despite court orders and laws that were in place. In fact because of court rulings that were in place. The military was used to prevent those court orders from being followed. There is a history of this. In emergencies where civil rights are violated.

I urge you to forget about the consequences and the court orders and stand up and show this country that you are a man of honor above all else and that even in the face of political death, you would not betray that honor. There is no way to respect you after this if you fail to take the action that only you can take. You have the ability to forcefully and physically intervene in this emergency. You have the responsibility to do so. If you are afraid to take the action required, you are as guilty as all who starved this woman to death, and will suffer as much political damage in the long run as if you act. It will never be forgotten. You will never leave it behind.

Fate and destiny draw events and people together at times throughout history, and regardless of which way this goes, fate and history has brought this to your doorstep. Are you a politician first, and a man of honor second, or the other way around? I am sorry this has been brought to your doorstep, but since it has, it is up to you to deal with this in a proper manner. There are times when the courts must be ignored for the good of man, and this is one of those times. The laws granting Michael Schiavo guardianship and the laws protecting the order of the courts are in direct conflict with the laws providing for protection of civil rights, and this is a matter of which laws you choose to enforce. Only You can make the difference. God bless you and lead you in your decision.


Spokane, Wa.

Posted by: freewolf46 at March 25, 2005 4:01 PM

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