(PRWEB) March 27, 2005
The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation (http://www.terrisfight.org) today announced that celebrities Chuck Norris and Jennifer OÂNeill have joined Mel Gibson, Patricia Heaton, Randy Travis and Pat Boone in issuing strong statements against the taking of Terri SchiavoÂs life, and fervently pleading to reinsert TerriÂs feeding tube.
Chuck Norris, the action film and television star known for his long-running CBS television series, "Walker, Texas Ranger" and for being a six-time undefeated World Professional Middle Weight Karate Champion, together with his wife Gena Norris issued a statement saying, ÂWe are deeply grieved at what is happening to Terri.Â
The statement said, ÂWe as the people are suppose to protect those that are weaker, not dispose of them because of it. We are wondering why Terri's husband feels he should have any right to make decisions on her behalf, due to the fact that he basically abandoned her for another woman and new life. Are not the wedding vows we make meant to be a promise and not to be broken, even in times of sickness? If Terri's husband has chosen to start a new life then so be it, but at that moment he no longer should have a say regarding her well being. She has a loving family that will take care of and look after her. His rights should be null and void. We believe that Terri has a right to life and no one other than God should have a right to decide when to end it.Â
Actress Jennifer O'Neill, known for the role of "Dorothy" in the movie Summer of '42 and for being a model and spokesperson for Cover Girl, said, ÂThe taking of Terry SchiavoÂs life should be considered unconscionable to rational thinking people. This is a human being with every right to continue life as any person on this planet. I strongly urge the re-insertion of her feeding tube to allow her to live out her life with some respect and dignity, not to be starved to death in front of the entire world's eyes by 21st century America.Â
The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation is the official organization responsible for speaking on behalf of the Schindler family, and thanks Chuck and Gena Norris and Jennifer OÂNeill for speaking up for Terri Schiavo. For more information, please visit the foundationÂs website at http://www.terrisfight.org. Press inquiries should be directed to publicist Anne Sharp (http://www.annesharp.com) at (818) 994-2309.
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