Chuck Colson

As Grogan writes, these ?uncomfortable details . . . raise sticky moral dilemmas.? I believe that an objective review of the case would force anyone to the same conclusion. And Terri Schiavo, as a U.S. citizen, is fully entitled to that review. As things stand, any convicted felon on death row would now be granted more rights than Terri. At least the felon would be allowed legal representation.

I talked with a doctor the other day, who told me that he has talked with many people who have come out of comas, and they knew exactly what was going on while they were in it. And Terri isn?t even in a coma.

It is urgent that you contact your senators and representative, and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Let them hear from you to fast-track this legislation and pass it before March 18. As Terri?s fellow citizens?and her fellow human beings?we cannot allow her to be deprived of her God-given right to life.

Call us here at BreakPoint (1-877-322-5527), or visit our website, and we?ll tell you how to communicate with Congress.

Take action:

Urge your representative and senators to vote in favor of the ?Incapacitated Person?s Legal Protection Act.? The Capitol switchboard is 202-224-3121. Learn more about the bill here.

For further reading and information:

Read the text of the bill here. National Right to Life gives an explanation of the bill here.

?Martinez Introduces Legislation Giving Terri Schiavo Same Legal Rights As Death Row Inmates,? press release, office of Senator Mel Martinez, 8 March 2005.

?Weldon Introduces the ?Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act,?? press release, office of Representative Dave Weldon, 8 March 2005.

?Take Action to Save Terri Schiavo?s Life,? Family Research Council, 8 March 2005.

John Grogan, ?Second thoughts on Terri Schiavo,? Philadelphia Inquirer, 25 February 2005. (Free registration required.)

Learn more about Terri Schiavo at

BreakPoint Commentary No. 031017, ?Drawn toward Death: What Terri Schiavo Has Taught Us.?

BreakPoint Commentary No. 050309, ?The Value of Life: Conversations with the Voiceless.?

Arthur J. Dyck, Life?s Worth: The Case against Assisted Suicide (Eerdmans, 2002).

Charles Colson and Nigel Cameron, eds., Human Dignity in the Biotech Century(InterVarsity, 2004).

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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