ROME, March 7, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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.LifeSiteNews.com reproduces the full Statement from the Cardinal here.
“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.