What might happen if we could set the Terri
Schindler-Schiavo case aside long enough to take a hard look
at those who supposedly "championed" her cause?
Nationally, we would find that our so-called
"Republican," Christian-proud, family values Congress and
President are spending millions of taxpayer dollars annually
to fund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood
(see addendum below),
which have spearheaded the drive to murder over 40 million
babies in America since 1973.
In response, supposed pro-life organizations
like Concerned Women for America have admonished us to "be
thankful for a President who honors God's Word and Will by
acknowledging and working for the sacredness of human life."
Proclaims National Sanctity of Human Life Day," Sara E.
Weltz, Concerned Women for America, 1/16/2003.
Nevermind that this supposed spiritual icon
has, since his first election, repeatedly signed the annual
appropriations bill that renews abortion funding.
Even in supposed pro-life, family values states
like Utah, the legislature and governor have enacted House
Bill 37. This bill authorizes
every "administrative rule" of every state bureaucracy
giving them the status of law. These "rules" include R414-1B
of the Utah Department of Health, that authorizes taxpayer
resources such as equipment, facilities, and employees to be
used for ALL types of abortion on demand.
Government Takes Another Stab at Unborn," Accountability
Utah, 9/7/2004) and "2005
Bill Tracking Page," Accountability Utah, 3/2/2005. Note:
HB 38 also reauthorizes the Utah Department of Child and
Family Services minefield of "administrative rules" it uses to
destroy innocent parents and children.
So, what's one more human being? What makes
Terri Schindler-Schiavo so special? At least, as I understand
it, Terri receives morphine to ease her suffering. Infants,
without any anesthesia at all, have their limbs sucked off,
are burned alive in saline solutions, and have their brains
removed through tiny holes at the base of their soft skulls!
Perhaps the following can bring light to the
1) Terri, not unlike infants who are
slaughtered daily all around us, is a convenient icon for
phony organizations that want more money and prestige.
Terri represents an increase in donations and a greater
profile for organizations like "Concerned Women of America"
and "Family Research Center." The campaign letters have
already inundated the unwary public: "Join the fight to save
Terri! Send your donations to..."
2) Terri is an excuse for hypocrites to click
their tongues and continue to refuse to take real action to
stop evil. How many of those who decry Terri's death have
taken any meaningful action to stop abortions performed with our
federal, state, and local tax dollars and resources? When
only a few dozen Utahns (and NO religious "leaders")
showed up to a July 19, 2004, public hearing (called by
citizens) to stop R414-1B, don't try to pull at my heart and
purse strings or tell me how pro-life the "religious right"
is. Pro-life includes relentlessly protecting life and
— even when you can't see the
suffering and when the recipients of your humanity won't
bring you notoriety.
Planned to Gut Abortion Law Before It Passed!"
Accountability Utah, 8/8/04. Even fewer, approximately 20
citizens, showed up at the September 27, 2004, hearing on
this same "rule".)
3) Terri is a tool for government leaders to
pretend to do something while they purposely ignore the
complete lack of due process for the innocent. How many
calls have you heard, for example, from government leaders
(and so-called pro-life talk show hosts and other
"advocates" for that matter), to restore Terri's right to a
trial by a jury of her peers? What? Don't Florida
legislators and Gov. Bush have the power to restore her
right to a jury trial? Aren't excited Terri-ites interested
in preventing the innocent from being starved or otherwise
destroyed without a jury trial in Utah?
Where is all the pro-life fervor to question
one judge's dictatorial power to render a life or a death
sentence? Which pro-life "advocates" are questioning
whether we should tolerate a one-tyrant-rules-all court
system?! Who is proposing that we should perhaps stop
debasing ourselves by whining at the feet of corrupt
bureaucrats?! Terms like pro-life and virtue are
supposed to include a respect for the safeguards that make
life and civilization possible!
in Focus: Why Are Jury Trials Crucial to Your Freedom?"
Accountability Utah, 1/4/2003.
When throngs and masses give a damn about
holding the George Bushes of the world accountable, then
perhaps we can believe that the sudden interest in Terri was
something more than a deranged soap opera.
Life is indeed a gift from our Creator;
therefore, it is time to take it more seriously than do the
perverted talking heads. Citizens should demand that Terri's
life not be prostituted by self-serving, short-sighted
politicians, "non-profits," charities," and political action
committees. Unless the effort includes getting the condemned
in front of 12 of his or her peers (i.e. a jury trial),
citizens should refuse to be played for fools.
Role of Bush & Congress in Funding Abortion
Parenthood funding," by Steve Lefemine for Covenant
News on 10/31/2004, discusses Bush's pivotal role in the
federal funding of abortion.
Please note that the article likely does not go
far enough in its analysis. The federal statutes cited below
allow taxes to be used for women with a "physical disorder,"
"physical injury," or "physical illness". These vague terms
can be interpreted to mean anything and everything. If a
woman feels "funny" in the morning, it is a physical illness
or disorder, easily certified by a willing "doctor".
Pregnancy itself is viewed and treated by many in the medical
community as a disorder or illness.
I have not examined every jot and tittle of the
article, but am familiar enough with the general subject
matter, as we were forced to attempt to draft SB 68 in 2004
(and its predecessor bill, HB 123 in 2003) with enough
exceptions to avoid "jeopardizing" Utah's precious Medicaid
Planned to Gut Abortion Law Before It Passed!"
Accountability Utah, 8/8/04, and "Gov.
Walker & Sen. Bramble Call for Taxpayer Funding of Euthanasia,"
Accountability Utah, 5/31/04.
The Bush administration is guilty of murder,
theft, and blackmail/extortion against the states and the