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
DFW Catholic.org Sep 1, 2014, 1:12 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Sep 1, 2014, 3:11 am
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Sprittibee Sep 1, 2014, 1:50 am
Aardvark Alley Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 11:26 pm
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Sep 1, 2014, 1:03 am
HumanLifeMatters Sep 1, 2014, 12:20 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 10:36 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Sep 1, 2014, 12:03 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 10:04 pm
MandM Aug 31, 2014, 9:26 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Aug 31, 2014, 2:35 pm
The Truth About Margaret Sanger Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 6:44 pm
The Black Kettle Aug 31, 2014, 7:18 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 31, 2014, 5:04 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 31, 2014, 5:39 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 31, 2014, 5:45 pm
Harrolds.blogspot.com Aug 31, 2014, 5:47 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Aug 31, 2014, 5:11 pm
The Black Kettle Aug 31, 2014, 3:45 pm
The Common Room Aug 31, 2014, 2:37 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 31, 2014, 1:50 pm
My Domestic Church Aug 31, 2014, 2:30 pm
Lake County Right to Life Blog Aug 31, 2014, 1:26 pm
Hyscience Aug 31, 2014, 12:20 pm
Hyscience Aug 31, 2014, 3:15 pm
Alex Schadenberg Aug 31, 2014, 1:43 pm
PM Notes Aug 31, 2014, 1:00 pm
Lake County Right to Life Blog Aug 31, 2014, 1:13 pm
Lake County Right to Life Blog Aug 31, 2014, 1:03 pm
Lake County Right to Life Blog Aug 31, 2014, 1:08 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 31, 2014, 12:29 pm
Harrolds.blogspot.com Aug 30, 2014, 11:31 pm
SUNLIT UPLANDS Aug 31, 2014, 12:19 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 11:39 am
Rose and Her Lily Aug 31, 2014, 10:57 am
From the Pastor's Desk Aug 31, 2014, 11:18 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Aug 31, 2014, 11:11 am
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 2:00 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Aug 31, 2014, 9:15 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 3:51 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 3:54 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 7:31 am
BIG BLUE WAVE Aug 31, 2014, 9:11 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Aug 31, 2014, 8:45 am
Priests for Life Aug 31, 2014, 8:09 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 3:30 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 2:01 am
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 6:19 am
Challies Dot Com Aug 31, 2014, 6:35 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Aug 31, 2014, 3:24 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Aug 31, 2014, 3:43 am
The Chatterbox Chronicles Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 31, 2014, 1:12 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 10:51 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Aug 31, 2014, 1:03 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Abortion in Cincinnati - News Aug 30, 2014, 11:45 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Aug 31, 2014, 12:03 am
Harrolds.blogspot.com Aug 30, 2014, 10:48 pm
Conservative Heritage Times Aug 30, 2014, 9:18 pm
The Lady in the Pew Aug 30, 2014, 9:27 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 30, 2014, 8:29 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 5:51 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 30, 2014, 6:55 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 30, 2014, 6:58 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 30, 2014, 6:44 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 6:03 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 30, 2014, 6:19 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 30, 2014, 6:27 pm
Alliance Defense Fund Aug 30, 2014, 5:25 pm
The Pinoy Catholic Aug 30, 2014, 6:03 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 4:35 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Aug 30, 2014, 5:15 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Aug 30, 2014, 4:51 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Aug 30, 2014, 4:57 pm
ONLY CASTLES OF MY OWN Jun 26, 2013, 11:02 pm
The Black Kettle Aug 30, 2014, 3:28 pm
The Black Kettle Aug 30, 2014, 3:37 pm
Dr. Melissa Clouthier Aug 30, 2014, 3:40 pm
Hyscience Aug 30, 2014, 3:38 pm
HumanLifeMatters Aug 30, 2014, 3:20 pm
Hyscience Aug 30, 2014, 12:48 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 30, 2014, 1:11 pm
jillstanek.com Aug 30, 2014, 1:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 29, 2014, 9:20 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 30, 2014, 2:33 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Aug 30, 2014, 1:11 pm
jillstanek.com Aug 30, 2014, 11:36 am
jillstanek.com Aug 30, 2014, 10:45 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 30, 2014, 12:05 pm
jillstanek.com Aug 30, 2014, 10:45 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 9:18 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 10:15 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 29, 2014, 8:06 pm
University Faculty for Life Aug 30, 2014, 10:16 am
Thinking Americanist Aug 30, 2014, 10:52 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Aug 30, 2014, 10:05 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Aug 30, 2014, 9:46 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Aug 30, 2014, 9:50 am
SUNLIT UPLANDS Aug 30, 2014, 10:19 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 7:43 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 9:53 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 6:50 am
Challies Dot Com Aug 30, 2014, 8:48 am
BIG BLUE WAVE Aug 30, 2014, 9:11 am
A Catholic Life Aug 30, 2014, 8:09 am
Priests for Life Aug 30, 2014, 7:34 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 6:18 am
The Common Room Aug 30, 2014, 6:04 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 5:00 am
Hyscience Aug 30, 2014, 5:36 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Aug 30, 2014, 3:05 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 30, 2014, 1:12 am
The Black Kettle Aug 29, 2014, 11:23 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Aug 30, 2014, 12:03 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Aug 29, 2014, 10:46 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Aug 29, 2014, 10:38 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Aug 29, 2014, 11:11 pm
Fr. John Whiteford Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Black Kettle Aug 29, 2014, 9:05 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 8:26 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 7:49 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 6:27 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 7:02 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 29, 2014, 11:49 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 29, 2014, 7:25 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 29, 2014, 4:21 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 29, 2014, 9:20 pm
LifeNews Aug 29, 2014, 6:43 pm
LifeNews Aug 29, 2014, 6:13 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 29, 2014, 4:31 am
Alex Schadenberg Aug 29, 2014, 6:47 pm
Vivificat! Aug 29, 2014, 6:10 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 29, 2014, 6:05 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 29, 2014, 6:15 pm
LifeNews Aug 29, 2014, 5:14 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 4:13 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 29, 2014, 5:35 pm
Vivificat! Aug 29, 2014, 5:27 pm
Pro Life in TN Aug 29, 2014, 5:10 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 29, 2014, 5:28 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 29, 2014, 5:24 pm
LifeNews Aug 29, 2014, 4:50 pm
LifeNews Aug 29, 2014, 4:30 pm
Hyscience Aug 29, 2014, 5:51 pm
Hyscience Aug 29, 2014, 5:11 pm
The Black Kettle Aug 29, 2014, 4:48 pm
LifeNews Aug 29, 2014, 3:50 pm
LifeNews Aug 29, 2014, 3:34 pm
LifeNews Aug 29, 2014, 3:02 pm
jillstanek.com Aug 29, 2014, 3:30 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 1:52 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 2:15 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 29, 2014, 3:10 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 10:16 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 10:14 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 10:13 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 28, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 2:02 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 1:55 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 29, 2014, 4:21 pm
Alliance Defense Fund Aug 29, 2014, 2:31 pm
Press Releases Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 29, 2014, 2:24 pm
NoisyRoom.net Aug 29, 2014, 2:23 pm
LifeNews Aug 29, 2014, 1:44 pm
LifeNews Aug 29, 2014, 1:15 pm
Happy Catholic Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 10:57 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 9:41 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 11:29 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 11:10 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 11:47 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 11:50 am
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 1:14 pm
DFW Catholic.org Aug 29, 2014, 11:57 am