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    [b:1m8pv4id]1) Have you contacted your representatives in government to prevent Terri Schiavo from being euthanized?[/b:1m8pv4id]


    [b:1m8pv4id]2) Have you voted on the MSNBC Feeding Tube Poll?[/b:1m8pv4id]


    [b:1m8pv4id]3) Have you signed the petition to impeach Judge Greer?[/b:1m8pv4id]


    [b:1m8pv4id]4) Have you written to Terri’s bishop?[/b:1m8pv4id]

    Office of the Bishop
    Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg
    c/o Mrs. Angelica Iglesias
    Executive Secretary for the Bishop
    Phone (727) 341-6830
    E-mail: [email protected]

    [b:1m8pv4id]5) Have you contacted your family members, friends, priests, fellow parishoners, deacons, bishops, and cardinals yet?[/b:1m8pv4id]

    [b:1m8pv4id]6) Have you chosen to not do one or more of the above?[/b:1m8pv4id]



    MSNBC Poll: Still 42% in favour of restoring the feeding tube.

    Petition to impeach Judge Greer: 11 927 signatures.

    Nothing new on my news sites.

    Here is the link to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.


    Here is their latest statement:

    WASHINGTON (March 18, 2005) Gail Quinn, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, made the following statement today on the recent Congressional action on Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman at the heart of a controversy over withholding nutrition and hydration from people with cognitive disabilities:

    “We commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1332 on March 16, 2005 and the U.S. Senate for passing S. 653 the following day.”

    “We strongly support legislation to provide Terri Schiavo access to the federal court so she can present her case in federal court,” she said.
    Email us at [email protected]
    Office of Media Relations | 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington DC 20017-1194 | (202) 541-3000 © USCCB. All rights reserved.


    The Bill passed in the House of Representatives.

    Here is a link to the voting record concerning which House Reps voted what:


    For those of you who want to give your House Reps unequivocal feedback on their performance concerning this Bill you can get their contact information by clicking this link:



    [color=red:mplw46mm][b:mplw46mm]Another good person to email[/b:mplw46mm][/color:mplw46mm]

    I just picked this up from The Catholic Message Forum:


    [b:mplw46mm]Quote:US AG Gonzalez Asked to Enter Schiavo Case [/b:mplw46mm]

    A formal request has been made to the U.S. Attorney General to initiate an investigation into the alleged civil rights violations of Terri Schindler-Schiavo.

    Ted Hires, president of the Justice Coalition of Jacksonville, Fl., faxed his formal request late Saturday night to Alberto Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney General, in regard to the alleged federal violations committed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Hires has urged all Americans to contact the Attorney General’s office, requesting him to investigate the facts of the violations and take Terri Schiavo into protective custody until these allegations have been thoroughly reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    The Justice Coalition is a victims’ rights group who believes that Terri’s civil rights as a disabled adult, her due process and health care provisions have been unjustly denied by the Florida Courts.

    The Schindler family requested assistance from the Justice Coalition last month and the group entered the case as a victims advocate. For more than a decade, the Schindlers have battled their son-in-law, Michael Schiavo, in the Florida courts in an effort to save their daughter’s life.

    Terri sustained serious brain damage as the result of a mysterious incident at her home on Feb. 25, 1990, when her brain was deprived of oxygen for a period of time. Medical reports and experts indicated that she may be a victim of attempted strangulation.

    Email messages to Gonzalez may be sent to [color=red:mplw46mm][b:mplw46mm][email protected].[/b:mplw46mm][/color:mplw46mm]


    [color=red:2eqe3i42][b:2eqe3i42]Mailing addresses:[/b:2eqe3i42][/color:2eqe3i42]
    Judge Greer
    Pinellas County Courthouse – Room 484
    315 Court Street
    Clearwater, Flordia 33756
    Fax: (727) 464-5471

    Michael Schiavo’s Attorneys

    Felos and Felos, PA
    George Felos, Esq
    Attorney at Law
    595 Main Street
    Dunedin, Florida 34698
    (727) 736-1402
    email: [email protected]


    Poll: 37% want tube

    Petition: 13931 signatures.

    Update: Judge denies Schiavo feeding tube request

    Last Updated Tue, 22 Mar 2005 07:35:49 EST CBC News

    WASHINGTON – A U.S. federal court judge on Tuesday refused to order the reinsertion of a feeding tube keeping a brain-damaged Florida woman alive. U.S. District Judge James Whittemore’s ruling denies an emergency request from Terri Schiavo’s parents. In his ruling, he said the parents had not established a “substantial likelihood of success” at trial on the merits of their arguments.

    Terri Schiavo’s “life and liberty interests” had been protected by Florida courts, said Whittemore in his ruling.

    A lawyer for Schiavo’s parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, said they would immediately launch an appeal with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. That court was already considering an appeal on whether Terri Schiavo’s right to due process had been violated.

    Whittemore on Monday had reserved judgment after hearing the request, which came after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation allowing the parents to ask the Florida court for the emergency injunction to put the feeding tube back in.

    The Vatican newspaper weighed in on the issue Monday, saying nobody has the right to decide whether someone lives or dies.

    “Who can judge the dignity and sacredness of the life of a human being, made in the image and likeness of God? Who can decide to pull the plug as if we were talking about a broken or out of order household appliance?” asked L’Osservatore Romano.

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