21 March 2005

Read the infamous GOP memo on Schiavo bill

The following is an exact copy of the memo distributed to Republican senators on the floor of the United States Senate urging them to pass the Schiavo bill, as first reported by ABC News.


S. 529, The Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act

* Teri (sic) Schiavo is subject to an order that her feeding tubes will be disconnected on March 18, 2005 at 1p.m.

* The Senate needs to act this week, before the Budget Act is pending business, or Terri's family will not have a remedy in federal court.

* This is an important moral issue and the pro-life base will be excited that the Senate is debating this important issue.

* This is a great political issue, because Senator Nelson of Florida has already refused to become a cosponsor and this is a tough issue for Democrats.

* The bill is very limited and defines custody as "those parties authorized or directed by a court order to withdraw or withhold food, fluids, or medical treatment."

* There is an exemption for a proceeding "which no party disputes, and the court finds, that the incapacitated person while having capacity, had executed a written advance directive valid under applicably law that clearly authorized the withholding or or (sic) withdrawl (sic) of food and fluids or medical treatment in the applicable circumstances."

* Incapacitated persons are defined as those "presently incapable of making relevant decisions concerning the provision, withholding or withdrawl (sic) of food fluids or medical treatment under applicable state law."

* This legislation ensures that individuals like Terri Schiavo are guaranteed the same legal protections as convicted murderers like Ted Bundy.

3 Comments:

Anonymous gator78 said...

Wow! That is unbelievable!!

5:15:00 PM  
Blogger American On Line said...

This legislation ensures that individuals like Terri Schiavo are guaranteed the same legal protections as convicted murderers like Ted Bundy.

This idiocy, this anlogy, panders to the lowest form of dumb thinking, which is how these politicians view Americans.

In fact, no person alive or dead has ever gotten a de novo hearing in federal court on all issues of fact and law, whether raised or not raised, after the matter had fully adjudicated in the state court. No where.

And thanks to the likes of these hacks, whatever meaningful habeus corpus relief that used to be available is now gone.

I used to take offence when persons on the so called left used metaphors and analogies to the fascists and nazis to voice their abject hate for the wrecking right.

Last night signified a sea change in America.

5:25:00 PM  
Blogger Kurt Kaletka said...

It sounds like them—but can this be traced to a name? That would make it more convincing to most people.

I haven't heard anyone comparing anyone to Ted Bundy over this, though. Have I missed it?

5:27:00 PM  

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