BUSH APPOINTEES HELP MURDER TERRI SCHIAVO
GOP CANNOT BE TRUSTED ON LIFE ISSUES
March 23, 2005
Boulder, CO -- In response to the refusal by the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals to grant a rehearing in the Terri Schiavo case, America First Party National Chairman Dan Charles issued the following statement:
In response to the refusal by the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals
to grant a rehearing in the Terri Schiavo case, America First Party
National Chairman Dan Charles issued the following statement:
"Conservatives and Pro-Life activists have long been trapped in the
Republican Party by the fiction that the GOP is Pro-Life. Billions
of dollars and hundreds of millions of votes have gone to the
Democrat and Republican Parties and their various front groups based
solely on that fiction. That fiction was laid bare for the world to
see by today's 10-2 decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
not to even hear the appeal by Terri Schiavo's parents. Those who
voted GOP on the promise of Pro-Life judges must wake up to the fact
that they were snookered.
"Republicans control the 11th Circuit, with GOP Presidents
appointing 7 of the 12 judges. Six of those Republican
appointees--the one Reagan appointee and all five appointed by the
current President or his father--voted so as to continue the cruel
and inhumane murder by starvation of Terri Schiavo. Four of the five
Democrat appointments voted the same way.
"The two judges who voted to give Terri Schiavo a chance to live are
Judge Tjoflat, a Ford appointee, and Judge Wilson, a Clinton
"Among the many GOP appointees voting with the culture of death is
Judge William Pryor, appointed by the current President Bush right
after he finished prosecuting former Alabama Supreme Court Chief
Justice Roy Moore. Judge Pryor argued for Justice Moore's removal
from office for the heinous act of putting up a monument that said
in part, 'Thou Shall Not Kill.'
"The Associated Press, Reuters, and other news organizations are all
reporting the vote was 10-2 to refuse the Schindler's request.
Terri's parents are seeking an expedited hearing of their appeal
that their daughter be given food and water while they litigate to
save her life from the deadly desires of an unfaithful husband with
suspect motives. He only 'remembered' that his wife wanted to die
after receiving a large malpractice settlement and finding out that
his mistress was pregnant with the first of their two children.
"Time is running out for Terri Schiavo. The GOP controlled Florida
Legislature and Congress have both failed her. Legal options are
nearly gone. Maybe President Bush should declare Terri Schiavo an
'enemy combatant' under authority of the PATRIOT Act, which would
allow him to take her into custody and hold her for years, without
"Or maybe the GOP should turn its attention to the more than 25,000
babies that have been disemboweled since the state started to starve
Terri Schiavo to death last Friday.
"The good people of this nation who care about life need to
understand the half-hearted 'Pro-Life' gestures by the GOP for what
they are: snow jobs to keep the Pro-Life constituency in line. When
it comes to stopping the killing, the GOP can't get the real job
done because the GOP is not Pro-Life."
Dan Charles, National Chairman 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext 2
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