Preventative Measures

Via Drudge:

**Exclusive Fri Mar 18 2005 00:50:07 ET** The Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee, Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) has requested Terri Schiavo to testify before his congressional committee, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. In so doing it triggers legal or statutory protections for the witness, among those protections is that nothing can be done to cause harm or death to this individual.

Members of Congress went to the U.S. Attorney in DC to ask for a temporary restraining order to be issued by a judge, which protects Terri Schiavo from having her life support, including her feeding and hydration tubes, removed.

Earlier today, this is what President Bush had to say on the matter:

“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.”


  1. Yes, this is a complex issue that Congress should not involve itself. Being, inactive, unaware, and unresponsive is not ‘life’, it’s torture. Thinking, rational, cognitive people would chose not to live like this, why are we prolonging Terri’s suffering, let her go. Let her be……..

  2. If we are talking about what constitutes torture, I will take “being inactive, unaware, and unresponsive” over being starved and dehydrated to death anyday. The parents are willing to take full responsiblity, I say let them.

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