“While the members of her family and the members of Congress have acted in a way that is both fervent and sincere, the time has come for dispassionate discharge of duty.” -- Judge Stanley F. Birch Jr., 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Wednesday, March 30, 2005, again refusing to provide Terri Schiavo food or water.
In coming months, pro-life Tennesseans will have opportunities to address the constitutional and cultural crises caused by activist, anti-life judges who ignore the most fundamental right enumerated by our founders, the inalienable right to life.
“How could we have expected that the same courts responsible for the death of nearly 46 million unborn children would protect the vulnerable lives of people like Terri,” commented Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life. “As activist judges continue their march to eliminate those deemed ‘unlovely, unwanted or otherwise unworthy of life,’ the pro-life movement recommits itself to vigorously opposing both these deadly policies and those who promote them,” said Harris.
With Congress considering the appointment of pro-life federal judges and a statewide effort to allow a public vote on the 2000 pro-abortion ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court, pro-life advocates will step up their opposition to radical, activist judges who have too little respect for the dignity and value of every human life.
President Bush Responds to Schiavo Death
Thursday, March 31, 2005, 11:31 AM EST
“Today millions of Americans are saddened by the death of Terri Schiavo. Laura and I extend our condolences to Terri Schiavo's families. I appreciate the example of grace and dignity they have displayed at a difficult time. I urge all those who honor Terri Schiavo to continue to work to build a culture of life, where all Americans are welcomed and valued and protected, especially those who live at the mercy of others. The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak. In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in the favor of life.”
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