Thursday, March 3


I published two "open letters" (here and here) to Florida Governor Jeb Bush, as posts on my blog, regarding the Terri Schindler-Schiavo legal controversy. I sent them on to him privately by email. In each I sought his direct intervention to save Terri's life. In fairness, and to his credit, I received replies to both from one of his staff. Here's the email reply received today:

Thank you for contacting Governor Bush to ask for his help in the case of Terri Schiavo. He has asked me to respond on his behalf.

The Governor shares your concern for this young woman and has pledged to do whatever he can within the laws of Florida to protect her life. The next few weeks will be very difficult ones for Ms. Schiavo, her family and all of those who care about her. The Governor asks that you keep her and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Again, thank you for writing Governor Bush about this important issue.


L. O’Connor

Office of Citizens’ Services