Thursday, March 17, 2005

The Final Countdown

Fellow blog-buddy JT posted this info on his site today.

Today the Senate and House will decide whether or not to pass The Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act of 2005, which grants people like Terry Schiavo her due-process rights of habeas corpus when a court orders that their nutrition, hydration, or medical treatment by removed. If the legislation does not pass, Terry will begin starving to death tomorrow.
Mel Martinez, freshman senator from Florida, was the co-author of the legislation. He summarizes it and urges us to act in an
op-ed for National Review Online. The easiest way to contact your congressmen is by going here and typing in your address and zip code.

Here's what JT wrote to his senators and to my represenative. Feel free to copy and paste it as your own. It only takes about five minutes to e-mail both of your state senators, please do so and tell others also.

Dear _____:

I urge you to vote in favor of The Incapacitated Person’s Legal Protection Act of 2005, to grant people like Terry Schiavo the due-process rights of habeas corpus when a court orders their death by removal of nutrition, hydration and medical treatment.

This woman is being deprived of her full constitutional rights, and such legislation would ensure fairness and justice to her and others like her.

Thank you for your consideration, and for serving our state.

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