Tuesday, October 21

Thank the Lord!

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has ordered that Terri Schindler-Schiavo's feeding tube be reinserted after lawmakers voted to give him the power to do so. The legislative action effectively overruled U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara and Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge George Greer ruling that she be starved to death.

This is not just a victory for Terri and her family. It is a victory for us all. It insures that our constitutional rights cannot be nullified by black robed litigates who have somehow come to believe that they can play God. Ruin our schools, yes. Defile our communities, yes. Pontificate from on high, yes. Play God, not yet. Thanks be to the One Sovereign Lord, King Jesus!

Hope Springs Eternal

Florida lawmakers are rushing to empower Governor Jeb Bush to order Terri Schindler-Schiavo's feeding tube re-inserted. Moments ago, the state Senate passed Senator Daniel Webster’s bill designed to affirm Representative John Stargel’s House version authorizing the governor to intervene in the case. The only thing still standing in the way of the life-saving move is a technical reconciliation of the two versions. Time is of the essence. Pray that this reconciliation process moves quickly so that the governor can act.

Dithering a Life Away?

Last night, six days after Terri Schindler-Schiavo's feeding tube was removed by order of U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara and Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge George Greer--sentencing her to a slow and painful death--the Florida House passed legislation that gives Governor Jeb Bush the authority to intervene. Influenced by a nationwide outpouring of support for the 39-year-old disabled woman, the legislators acted at the governor 's behest. But, with time running out, the Florida Senate continues to haggle over the exact wording of their version of the bill.

Pamela Hennessey, a spokesperson for Terri’s family claimed that the recalcitrant senators are “just playing with her life.” She fears that they are “just going to let her die so they can wash their hands and walk away.”

Nevertheless, it is quite evident that the pressure is really on in Florida--with candle light vigils, prayer meetings, protests, rallies, and lobbying efforts underway in communities throughout the state. Pray that the pressure is sufficient to somehow move these representatives past being mere politicians, so that they can commence being statesmen. Pray that they will stop their partisan dithering long enough to save Terri's life.

For updates throughout the rest of the day, visit the website maintained by Terri's longsuffering parents and the community of supporters who have gathered around them.

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