September 1, 2003
For immediate release:
LES FEMMES CALLS FOR FEDERAL PROTECTION FOR TERRI SCHIAVO, ASKS FOR IMMEDIATE ASSIGNMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM
Femmes, a Catholic women's organization in the Diocese of Arlington, VA
joined the Schindler family today in calling for federal protection for
Terri Schindler Schiavo, the Florida woman who's husband is seeking to
kill her by dehydration and starvation. Schiavo collapsed in 1990 for
unknown reasons, but medical evidence indicates that she may have been
the victim of spousal abuse. Terri has never received any rehabilitation
although over a million dollars in malpractice settlements was awarded
for that purpose. And in fact, her husband, Michael Schiavo, began seeking
her death only days after the money was deposited in her account in 1992.
Please pray for the federal judge who will hear the federal appeal for Terri Schiavo tomorrow. His name is Richard A. Lazzara. He is a Catholic trained by the Jesuits in Tampa. We can hope and pray he is old enough to have had good Jesuit training. Let us pray also that his name is a symbol for the raising of Lazzarus and that Terri, who was as good as dead through the evil decisions of Judge George Greer and the Florida Supreme Court, will receive new life through the prayers of the faithful, the intercession of St. Therese, and a just decision by this judge. St. Thomas More, patron of lawyers, please intercede for him.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us. St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.
You can learn more at www.terrisfight.org.