Irrevocable Choice

Irrevocable Choice is a blog about life issues. Those in favor of legalized abortion often use the word "choice." Once completed, the "choice" to destroy a human life either via abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research is IRREVOCABLE. It is PERMANENT. It can NEVER be undone. The innocent life can NEVER be restored.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Call Congress With Support For Terri

I do believe Congress could have done more. I think they could do more now. I wish they had not waited for the last minute. I wish they had not wasted time with steroids and baseball players at this point. The legislation is weak in my opinion and still leaves open the possibility for a Federal judge to rule that Terri can die via forced starvation and dehydration. It would have been best if they had come up with legislation saying that people who can breathe on their own but merely require a feeding tube cannot be forced to die and give a life sentence to anyone who attempts to force them to die.

Still, I thought the notion of a Congressional subpoena was brilliant. Congress needs to be encouraged to see this through.

With that being said, according to HyScience, George Felos is urging people to call Congress and ask their Senators and Representatives not to help Terri. In a clip I saw on Fox News, Felos specifically named Senators Clinton, Harkin, Leahy, and I believe at least one other Democrat, complaining about their votes. For the most part, I do not agree with much of what those three Senators say or do. Still, the fact that they voted for anything to help Terri is good. It is important to contact Senators and Congresspeople who voted for this and thank them, and ask them to continue to do MUCH more. But specifically, it's important to counteract those who may be calling and complaining about Congress getting involved. We need Congress to get involved in this and other life issues. Congress needs to continue to be involved in Terri Schiavo's case.

Even IF the feeding tube is reinserted and this case goes before Federal courts (big IF there), that could be nothing more than a delay. The Federal courts could just as easily rule in favor of killing Terri Schiavo via forced starvation and dehydration, (violating the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, in my opinion). Congressional subpoenas should stand and there should still be hearings. The subpoenas should be ENFORCED and that alone should require the feeding tube to be reinserted. Terri needs to be brought before Congress where people can see her on camera. Even if Terri cannot speak in full sentences, her mere presence and reaction to stimuli can serve as testimony.

So please, thank those who did vote for anything that could help Terri Schiavo and encourage them to do MUCH more. Encourage the hearings regardless of the status of the legislation allowing this case in Federal courts. Encourage them to stand behind the subpoenas and enforce them.

Senator Frist is threatening jail for anyone who interferes with a Congressional witness. Contact his office with support to see that through! Contact Congressman Tom DeLay and support his plan (according to the same article) to hold Greer in contempt of Congress.