Republican Presidential candidates respond to Terri Schiavo case in FL debate

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 24, 2012/Christian Newswire -- It is not insignificant that a question about the state sanctioned, court ordered death of Terri Schiavo by dehydration made it into the top tier questions at the Republican debate last night.

Although Terri Schiavo's death occurred in 2005, what happened to her takes place every single day in health care facilities across our nation. Indeed, the courts and pro-euthanasia movement exploited her situation to introduce our country to "Obamacare." Every candidate missed the opportunity to make this connection last night.

We are grateful and recognize the two candidates who attempted to defend Terri's right to life, although clarification of her condition is warranted as this debate continues.

Terri Schiavo was not dying, not in a coma, and not brain dead. Terri was not on a respirator, and she was not in vegetative state. Terri was a woman with a brain injury and simply needed to be fed through a feeding tube.

The elderly, persons with cognitive disabilities, and the medically vulnerable are having their medical rights denied every day and dying at the hands of hospital 'death panels' that are making decisions to withhold their food and water.

"These lives need to be defended and protected, and we applaud former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for recognizing the obvious by saying last night, 'We offer federal safeguards for condemned murderers - why not a helpless woman whose parents just want to care for her for the rest of her life?'" said Bobby Schindler, Co-Executive Director of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and Terri's brother.

"We also applaud Senator Rick Santorum for standing by Terri and our family in 2005, calling for a judicial review and stating during last night's debate he 'would do it again,'" added Schindler.

According to the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, 20 million Americans - seven percent of the U.S. population - are affected by some type of brain injury.

Among them are hundreds of thousands of people with conditions similar to Terri's, including members of our military returning home from battle.

Now more than ever this country needs a president who respects life at every stage and is willing to protect the weakest among us.




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
The Common Room Jul 29, 2017, 10:47 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 29, 2017, 10:40 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 29, 2017, 10:37 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 29, 2017, 10:43 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 29, 2017, 10:31 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 29, 2017, 10:58 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 29, 2017, 10:56 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 29, 2017, 11:10 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 29, 2017, 10:54 am
Pro-Life Unity Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The Aquila Report Jul 29, 2017, 4:08 am
The Aquila Report Jul 29, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 29, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 29, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 29, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 29, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 29, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 29, 2017, 4:01 am
Live Action Blog Jul 28, 2017, 6:00 pm
Live Action Blog Jul 28, 2017, 1:14 pm
Live Action Blog Jul 26, 2017, 8:31 pm
Live Action Blog Jul 27, 2017, 11:57 am
Live Action Blog Jul 27, 2017, 10:58 pm
Live Action Blog Jul 27, 2017, 5:52 pm
Live Action Blog Jul 28, 2017, 9:43 pm
Live Action Blog Jul 27, 2017, 5:00 pm
Live Action Blog Jul 27, 2017, 10:30 am
Live Action Blog Jul 27, 2017, 9:28 pm
Live Action Blog Jul 26, 2017, 11:21 pm
Live Action Blog Jul 28, 2017, 3:43 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Jul 29, 2017, 4:52 am
Aardvark Alley Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Jul 29, 2017, 2:15 am
Alex Schadenberg Jul 28, 2017, 11:38 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 10:20 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 10:16 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 10:26 pm
cultureshift Jul 28, 2017, 10:55 pm
40 Days For Life » Updates Jul 26, 2017, 5:00 pm
40 Days For Life » Updates Jul 25, 2017, 8:00 am
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 9:54 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 9:09 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 9:49 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 10:04 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 10:08 pm
A Follower of Francis Jul 28, 2017, 9:57 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 8:12 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 8:35 pm
March For Life Jul 28, 2017, 7:38 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 7:34 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 7:23 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 7:13 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 28, 2017, 6:41 pm
Fr. John Whiteford Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 6:07 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 7:10 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 5:58 pm
Alex Schadenberg Jul 28, 2017, 6:56 pm
Alex Schadenberg Jul 28, 2017, 6:53 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 5:29 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 5:49 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 5:31 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 5:44 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Jul 28, 2017, 5:50 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 4:52 pm
The Interim Jul 28, 2017, 3:42 pm
The Interim Jul 28, 2017, 3:21 pm
The Interim Jul 28, 2017, 3:25 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 1:11 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 3:13 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 3:43 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 1:26 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2017, 2:34 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 3:17 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 3:41 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 28, 2017, 5:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 28, 2017, 6:00 pm
Alex Schadenberg Jul 28, 2017, 2:38 pm
The Interim Jul 27, 2017, 3:05 pm
The Interim Jul 28, 2017, 3:02 pm
Operation Rescue Jul 28, 2017, 2:28 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 3:03 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 1:25 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 28, 2017, 4:15 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 1:40 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 1:46 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 1:56 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 1:23 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 28, 2017, 2:56 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 12:31 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 12:15 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 12:49 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 12:55 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 12:14 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 12:37 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 12:49 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 1:00 pm
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 7:00 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 11:44 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 11:49 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 11:57 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 11:20 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Jul 28, 2017, 12:12 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 9:51 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 9:30 am
Pro-Life Unity Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Pro-Life Unity Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 8:33 am
FREEDOM EDEN Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Catholic Fire Jul 28, 2017, 6:27 am
Aardvark Alley Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Aardvark Alley Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jul 28, 2017, 6:36 am
FREEDOM EDEN Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jul 28, 2017, 5:20 am
The Aquila Report Jul 28, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 28, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 28, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 28, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 28, 2017, 4:08 am
The Aquila Report Jul 28, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 28, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Jul 28, 2017, 4:01 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2017, 12:29 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 10:32 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 11:01 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
A Catholic Life Jul 27, 2017, 10:38 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jul 27, 2017, 10:35 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 9:15 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Jul 27, 2017, 10:00 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 8:51 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 8:29 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 27, 2017, 11:03 pm
March For Life Jul 27, 2017, 8:17 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 8:05 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 7:36 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 7:50 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 8:20 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 8:10 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 7:15 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 8:14 pm
A Lifestyle of Peace Jul 27, 2017, 7:58 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Jul 27, 2017, 6:37 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Jul 27, 2017, 6:49 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 27, 2017, 8:59 pm
Christian Coalition Blog Jul 27, 2017, 6:17 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 5:57 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 6:13 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 5:21 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 6:11 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 6:11 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 27, 2017, 7:41 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 4:10 pm
LifeNews Jul 27, 2017, 4:21 pm
Happy Catholic Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 5:01 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 27, 2017, 6:29 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 3:36 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Jul 27, 2017, 3:15 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 2:58 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 3:14 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 3:04 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 27, 2017, 3:04 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 27, 2017, 3:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 27, 2017, 4:57 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 27, 2017, 4:20 pm