Congress Reaches Compromise on Terri Schiavo


According to AP, The Congress “has reached a compromise that would call on federal courts to decide Terri Schiavo’s fate.”

Congressional leaders announced a compromise that would allow the brain-damaged woman’s case to be reviewed by federal courts that could restore her feeding tube. The legislation may be considered as early as Sunday, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said.

“We should investigate every avenue before we take the life of a living human being,” said DeLay, R-Texas. “That’s the very least we can do for her.”

My position has always been, lets error on the side of life instead of death. What kind of country do we live in where we would take the life of an innocent person? A handicapped individual for that fact who does not have the ability to speak for herself. The removal of Terri’s feeding tube marks a sad moment for this country when we would treat animals and convicted felons with more dignity and grace than a women who has done nothing wrong but have the misfortune of a tragic medical occurrence.

More information can be found here where President Bush was expected to sign the bill as soon as it gets to him. This is an extremely difficult situation but I have to say that without the proof in written form as to what an individual wanted to do if circumstances like this occurred, we have to do all that is necessary to preserve life before just taking it.

What does it accomplish to take Terri’s life now? Who gains? Who loses? One cannot take back life once it is lost. Terri deserves all the medical treatment and testing as any other individual would be afforded.

For more information and how you can help go to You can make a difference. Help Terri.

UPDATE: GWB to return to Washington DC to sign Terri’s Bill
Wizbang has further news on the emergency legislation and Bush return to Washington, DC.

Posted March 19, 2005 by
Politics, Terri Schindler Schiavo | one comment

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    One Response to “Congress Reaches Compromise on Terri Schiavo”

    1. madawaskan on March 20th, 2005 8:53 pm

      Hi Red just sent you an e-mail. You should check out Atrios’ blog he has really lost it today…I emailed you the details in case you don’t get the e-mail he is double posting, misspelling Terri’s name and dropping the F-Bomb all on his front page today.

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