RE: Terri Schiavo


This is an urgent congressional action alert from the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) in Washington, D.C., issued Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 8 am EST. For further information, visit the NRLC website at Please forward this message to your own lists.


On the evening of Wednesday, March 16, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protection of Incapacitated Persons Act of 2005, also known as “Terri’s Law,” by voice vote. The bill, which was sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wi.) and Representative Dave Weldon, M.D. (R-Fl.), would provide the Schindler family access to a federal court to argue for the life of their daughter, Terri Schindler-Schiavo. (This is a new version of the legislation originally introduced as H.R. 1151.)

Now, your help is needed TODAY to urge your senators to support the bill in the U.S. Senate. A vote may occur today (March 17) or on Friday, March 18, which is the last day before a two-week congressional recess.

PLEASE ACT NOW! Under court order, Terri’s feeding tube is scheduled to be removed at 1:00 pm EST Friday, March 18.

To contact your senators go to:
Simply type your zip code in the “Take Action Now” box.

Time is precious! Only a massive outpouring from their constituents will move senators to act quickly enough on this vital bill to give Terri her chance at life.

For the text of the House-passed bill see: here

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