Tuesday, February 22

A PETITION TO PRESIDENT BUSH TO SAVE TERRI SCHIAVO'S LIFE

While I have posted a "Second Open Letter To Governor Bush" (along with sending him a second email) pleading with him to intervene on behalf of Terri Schiavo, it may well be the case that it is Jeb Bush's brother, President George W. Bush, who could either intervene directly or have the best possible leverage in personally appealing to his brother to act. President Bush has been a strong advocate of the sanctity of human life and of the protection society owes its innocents. And, regardless of your political views, I think it is undeniable that President Bush does not lack for political courage.

Accordingly, I respectfully ask visitors to and regular readers of this site to consider joining me in signing a petition requesting that President Bush intervene on behalf of Terri Schiavo. Absent his intervention, or that of the governor of Florida, Terri's husband has announced his intentions to remove his wife's feeding tube at 1:00pm EST today. Thus would begin an agonizing death for Terri of starvation and dehydration. This truly is a matter of life and death, and we in the blogosphere have proven the impact we can have when we unite.

Thanks for your consideration and your humanity.