Thursday, March 17, 2005

House Passes Incapacitated Persons Protection Act —
Senate Passage Will Be Difficult

Last night, in a move that infuriated some anti-life Democrats, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Incapacitated Persons Protection Act, which would give Terri Schiavo and others under threat of judicially-ordered death the right to a habeas corpus review in the federal courts.

However, in a phone conversation with Mary Schindler, she informed me that there is some oppositon to the measure in the Senate, and Bobby Schindler, who is in Washington lobbying for the bill, reports that Senate passage may be an uphill battle.

The ringleader of the opposition to this law, according to Bobby, is none other than Senator Ted Kennedy. That's right, the senior Catholic senator from Massachusetts is leading the opposition to a law that would give Terri the same rights as condemned criminals.

I suppose he's just being consistent, though. After all, since he champions the "right" to kill the innocent unborn, he would have to support the right of husbands and judges to order the deaths of innocent women.

To urge your senator to vote for The Incapacitated Persons Protection Act, go here.