Monday, March 07, 2005

Vatican Issues Second Appeal for Terri Schiavo

ROME, March 7, 2005 ( – The head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has reiterated a call, first issued last month, to stop the withdrawal of nutrition and hydration from a cognitively disabled Florida woman. In startlingly urgent language, Cardianl Renato Martino today issued an urgent appeal against starving Terri Schiavo.

“She will die a horrible and cruel death. She will not simply die; she will have death inflicted upon her over a number of terrible days even weeks . . . how is it that this woman, who has done nothing wrong, will suffer a fate which society would never tolerate in the case of a convicted murderer or anyone else convicted of the most horrendous crimes?,” writes the Cardinal. reproduces the full Statement from the Cardinal here.

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