Warning that Terri Schiavo was "fading quickly" and might die at any moment, her parents begged a federal appeals court Tuesday to order the severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube reinserted.I apologize for posting so much about this, but this criminal act of a judicially sanctioned and mandated murder is so gut wrenching and horrendous, I can not believe that it is truly happening.
"Please, senators, for the love of God, I'm begging you, don't let my daughter die of thirst," Mary Schindler said. With that, she broke down and was escorted away.
The Justice Department also filed a court statement, saying an injunction was "plainly warranted" to carry out the wishes of Congress to provide federal court jurisdiction over the case.
...before the parents' appeal was filed, the woman's husband urged the 11th Circuit not to grant an emergency request to restore nutrition. "That would be a horrific intrusion upon Mrs. Schiavo's personal liberty," said the filing by Michael Schiavo's attorney, George Felos.
At the same time, Howard Simon, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, praised the ruling. "What this judge did is protect the freedom of people to make their own end-of-life decisions without the intrusion of politicians," he said.
Some have asked during the past week where the ACLU was in this - why they were not speaking up for the rights of the disabled.
May God have mercy on Terri, her family, as well as on her murderers!