Supreme Court Sides with Individual Rights!!!!!
[In an email received today from the ACLU:]
"The ACLU welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of a petition forcing the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tubes.
"The decision protects the severely brain-damaged woman's right to withdraw her own life-sustaining treatment and prevents politicians from interfering with intensely personal medical decisions.
"Earlier this week two federal courts also found no basis to set aside the legal procedures in Florida, despite attempts by Congress to interfere in the legal proceedings by the issuance of a Congressional subpoena.
"Terri Schiavo's wishes were honored today by yet another court that recognized her constitutionally protected right to refuse and withdraw medical treatment," said Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida on Thursday. "If the court had ruled otherwise, the nation may have taken a giant step backward in the protection of privacy."
"The ACLU was co-counsel in the Florida case before Judge James Whittemore. The ACLU was also part of the legal team challenging "Terri's Law 1," enacted in October of 2003 to give Gov. Jeb Bush authority to re-insert the feeding tube. That case was struck down as unconstitutional by every Florida court; the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal.
[The blogger just read today that it is indeed ironic that Bush and his Gang of Religious Nuts, and Abusers of Personal Rights and Liberties...are against the Medicare/Medicaid supports that Terri Schiavo would have needed for her life to be sustained, and are also against the rights of those who sue for malpractice, and that would have included the $1 million that Terri Schiavo got.
It is just more of the National Bu-shit that this evil administration is inflicting on the American people. They talk out of both sides of their mouths. They mean the opposite of what they say they stand for, and all they care about is MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. They could care less about individuals and their needs and rights. As long as they and their supporters are able to steal every damn cent of this nation (and more,) they are gleeful.
Their temple of worship is the off-short, secret, numbered accounts that they and their cronies have stashed away. There only desire is to add to those accounts...
SAD days have hit the USA, and the sluggers are all Republican, so-called Christians. Christ is blushing in Heaven over what is being done in His Name by Bush and his bunch of lunatic, fringe theives.
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