Mary Ann Kreitzer
Catholic Media Coalition to Pres. and Gov. Bush: “Save Terri Schiavo”( www.catholicmediacoalition.org)
The Catholic Media Coalition calls on President George Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush to take Terri Schiavo into immediate federal and/or state protective custody and have her feeding tube reinserted. As a witness subpoenaed by Congress and as an individual whose civil rights have been violated, Terri has a right to federal protection. The Department of Justice and the Attorney General of Florida must vigorously investigate criminal violations under laws protecting the rights of the disabled. Federal and state laws both preclude mercy killing or euthanasia including “any affirmative or deliberate act or omission to end life other than to permit the natural process of dying.” (Florida Statute 765.309 (1)). Terri does not have a terminal illness and is not in persistent vegetative state (PVS), a condition commonly misdiagnosed. It is likely she can take food and water by mouth and she was, in fact, doing so before Michael Schiavo, her abusive guardian, banned oral feeding. The deliberate starvation and dehydration of a woman who is not otherwise dying constitutes premeditated murder. Since Michael Schiavo is in a bigamous common-law marriage his rights as guardian should be suspended immediately.
“We deplore the court-ordered execution of Terri Schiavo,” said Mary Ann Kreitzer CMC President. “The Governor of Florida is the chief law enforcement officer of the state. President Bush is the chief law enforcement officer of the country. A judge may not nullify state and federal laws that protect the right to life of citizens. These two men have the authority and the obligation to protect Terri from an activist judiciary determined to kill her. If Terri is dehydrated to death, no incapacitated citizen in the United States will be safe. We ask President Bush to sign an Executive Order to reinsert the feeding tube and send in Federal Marshals, if necessary, to see that it is done. We call on Governor Jeb Bush to take Terri into immediate protective custody under the Department of Children and Families. We call for a Grand Jury to be impaneled to investigate allegations of criminal abuse and neglect by Michael Schiavo and bias and judicial malfeasance against Judge George Greer.”
The Catholic Media Coalition which has affiliates in many states, including two in Florida, calls on all citizens of good will to demand that President Bush and Governor Bush take these actions at once.