(PRWEB) August 11, 2004
Papers filed today in Florida's Supreme Court put the court on notice and provided documentation to verify that many citizens are angry about shortcomings in the hastily-passed Terri's Law; There were claims that the citizen initially filing this complaint was alone in his view.
While many parties fight over the hastily-passed ÂTerriÂs LawÂ in FloridaÂs Supreme Court, the only court filings in recent months to offer any protection to the person of ÂTerri SchiavoÂ are being filed by TerriÂs familyÂs attorney, Pat Anderson, and Lakeland resident, Gordon Watts; Even were Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, to win his court case, a clause in ÂTerriÂs LawÂ gives any future governor the right to remove Theresa SchiavoÂs feeding tube. Further, this law ÂexpiredÂ 15 days after passage, which results in the governorÂs inability to issue any ÂstayÂ in the future to any other citizen, as was done with Schiavo.
Biologist, Gordon Watts, A.S., B.S., editor of the online publication, The Register, has filed a request in FloridaÂs Supreme Court, seeking acceptance of a brief, in support of Michael SchiavoÂs petition to avoid implementation of public law 03-418, the disputed 'TerriÂs Law'. Watts, who previously supported the hastily-enacted law, has made a reversal in his position due to the lawÂs ineffectiveness to protect, as well as the fact the dispute over 'TerriÂs Law' has detracted much-needed focus from actual abuses. The 3 Watts briefs are posted at The Register website and posted online at the Florida Supreme Court:
Many other citizens who support WattsÂ efforts, have spoken out against the shortcomings of "TerriÂs Law," and have consented to providing statements with full contact data, to verify that real people signed this, not one person forging names, like an "online petition." These citizens added their voices in response to claims that Watts was a mere one-person "Lone Ranger" in his complaints.
http://prweb.com/releases/2004/8/prweb146899.htm for details, or log onto the link provided in this release -with discussion -and documented proof of -press bias, some very disturbing examples.
If you wish to see what happens when other people turn a deaf ear and a blind eye, and wait for someone else to act, these links are for you: Regardless of whether or not one thinks Terri would be "better off dead," it is a felony to deprive a person of standard food, even if a feeding tube is removed. Death, however, would likely occur from lack of water, because a person can only last a few days without water. Dehydration, many experts say, is cruel and painful, and this is why it is illegal in many states to starve or dehydrate an animal.
Critics ask "why not give her lethal injection" and get it over with, as it is more humane, but even this is felony crime in Florida: Dehydration would be crueler, thus more illegal.
Updates to the ongoing court action, "Terri's Law" details, are featured herein, which "mainstream" media often avoids.
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