Skip to comments.Terri Schiavo's Brother Wants to Talk With GOP Candidates About Her
Posted on 10/25/2007 4:05:19 PM PDT by wagglebee
He says they would be more likely to support the actions Congress and the Florida legislature took to try to help his family prevent her former husband from subjecting her to a painful euthanasia death if they knew more about her case.
"I want to personally talk with them about Terri's case," Bobby Schindler told the Boston Globe. "They need to be fully informed. There obviously exists a lot of confusion about my sister's situation."
Schindler told the newspaper that he plans to write each candidate a letter about Terri's circumstances and the painful 13-day starvation and dehydration death her former husband Michael made her endure.
He says Terri's case was not an end-of-life one because she wasn't dying and that his family took their lawsuit to federal courts because state courts had mandated that she be killed.
Thompson responded to questions about Terri Schiavo on Monday and said he didn't think that government should intervene in cases like hers. He says government should stay out and let families decide.
It should be decided by the families the federal government and the state government too, except for the court system, ought to stay out of those matters as far as I am concerned," he said.
One leading pro-life advocate who spoke with LifeNews.com about the comments on the condition of anonymity said the media is making too much of Thompson's comments in an attempt to show a divide between him and the pro-life movement or the Schindler family.
The pro-life leader said Thompson's view that government shouldn't make end-of-life decisions fits into the pro-life perspective but that government had to intervene in Terri's case because her family was split over her care.
However the pro-life community views Thompsons' remarks, the Schindler family has found a reason to be disappointed with the comments most of the candidates have had on the case.
The family endorsed pro-life Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, but he dropped out of the race last week.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has come under fire for his comments, as have ex-New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator John McCain of Arizona.
Even former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who is considered one of the better candidates left in the race from the pro-life perspective, told the St. Petersburg Times earlier this year, "I wasn't sure how the federal government had a role in all that."
Yes there does.
What a joke. They want to start this circus again?
I want to personally talk with the candidates about my complicated tax return - but it ain't going to happen.
No doubt Thompson will respond with "I'm not going to dance to anybody's tune," again.
Such a diplomatic guy, hard to believe that he comes to us via the self-involved Hollywood types.
Oh come on, it's the 'problem' that never goes away!! Both parties have those within their midst that believe government knows best. And of course if the federal government sets a standard, they'll whine about that. The federal government will change it, and others will whine about that. It's the perpetual call of big government lovers, be they social 'conservatives' or far leaning lefties.
That's what will rot this nation from within. It won't be the boogeyman Islamowhatevers, it won't be the mean Chinese with a booming economy, it will be those that believe the federal government should be involved in anything and everything that will drag this nation to its demise.
And then there are those of us who want the government to do the job they’re supposed to do, instead of interfering in our lives and ordering the death of innocent citizens. But please, don’t let the truth get in the way of your agenda.
God bless the Schindlers' efforts.
I can't help but notice that your tagline is very inconsistent with your views which totally contradict the principles upon which our Republic was founded.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, [emphasis added is mine]
-- The Declaration of Independence
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
-- The Constitution of the United States
It is abundantly clear that the Founding Fathers declared our independence AND formed our constitutional republic to protect life.
Even if Terri’s murder was technically legal, AND IT WASN’T, it was still immoral and barbaric.
Whatever you do to the least of my brothers
The last portion of the 25th chapter of Matthew explains the difference between the pro-life movement and the culture of death as better than anything ever written.
You mean the principles the federal government was limited to very specific issues and the rest was left to the states? Or the SoCon Huckabee myth that most of the Framers were ministers and what they really meant to establish was a federal government that would deal with every moral concern the citizens of the separate and sovereign states may face?
In your fondness for hyphenated conservatism, what hyphenated label do you prefer for yourself?
You cherry pick conservative tidbits to support an agenda that does not fit in here at all.
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