Special Session Called in State Legislature
Speaker of the House, Johnnie Byrd to introduce “Terri’s Bill”
Clearwater, FL October 19, 2003: The Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has called a special session of the Florida Legislature for Monday, October 20, 2003. At that time, Florida’s Speaker of the House will introduce “Terri’s Bill”. By Florida law, two thirds majority vote are required to have a topic entered.
Volunteers with the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation have learned that Senate President, Jim King is against this bill.
The Bill would put an immediate moratorium on all dehydration and starvation deaths currently pending in Florida.
We have come to a time when the merchants of death have created a constitutional crisis and a justice gridlock, while the rightful life of Florida’s disabled and vulnerable citizens tragically hang on Terri Schindler-Schiavo’s court ordered dehydration and starvation death.
We urge all concerned Floridians to contact their Senators and State House members to vote for Terri’s bill. If you don't live in Florida, we urge you to pick five legislators on the list and call them. Writing them is fine, but e-mail messages can be easily ignored. Phone calls are vital, as time is short.
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