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Raw Story has just picked it up from DC Inside Scoop, as has Political Wire.

Rumor is that Santorum’s office wrote ’em.

Some of this is just disgusting.  To use a tragic situation for political gain. Shame on the GOP.


    * How’d anybody in the GOP pass high school biology?
    * Isn’t it spelled Terri, not Teri?
    * Did the GOP Congressional reps get through school without ever learning about the Constitution?  
    * Has anyone in the GOP heard of “checks and balances”?

The Republicans: Radical Right Wing Nuts  

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

    * Teri 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 Teri’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 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 withdrawal of food or 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 withdrawal of food fluids or medical treatment under applicable state law.”

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

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