Wednesday, February 23, 2005



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Mary Ann Kreitzer

(540) 459-9493

Dear Governor Bush,

You have sworn to uphold the Florida Constitution which reads

All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness ... No person shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability.

You have the authority as the top elected official of Florida to save Terri. I have no doubt you and/or your legal staff are aware of every piece of information available about Terri's case. The abuses, conflicts of interest, suppressed evidence, etc. are legion and yet you take no action. If Terri's feeding tube is removed you will have enabled it by your silence.

Why have you not:

  • ordered a criminal investigation into the night of the incident that left Terri disabled and the evidence of "trauma" over an extended period of time that indicates possible spousal abuse
  • ordered the department of social services to begin legal action to remove Michael as a guardian for failing to fulfill the duties of guardianship under Florida state law
  • brought charges against Michael for negligence/abuse of a disabled individual under Florida law defending the rights of the handicapped
  • used your influence in the legislature to get a better law defending the rights of those who become disabled without leaving an advanced medical directive

We hear statements that you have done everything under the law, but that is simply not true. The executive branch is responsible for all these investigations that have NEVER been done. You are the top official in this branch and have the ultimate authority to order all these things.

God may have placed you in your position of authority at this time in history for the one purpose of impeding the inexorible push in this country toward the murder of the innocent handicapped/disabled. Please don't go down in history as the man who could have saved Terri Schiavo, but didn't out of concern for your political career.

As President of the Catholic Media Coalition I am urging all of our affiliates to offer Masses, rosaries, and devotions that you might have the courage to stand up for the innocent. Think how many little ones will speak up for you on the day of judgment if you take action for them now. Which is better: to hear the Lord say, "Well done, good and faithful servant" or "Whatever you did NOT do for the least of my little ones, you did NOT do for me?"

Sincerely in Christ,

Mary Ann Kreitzer

President, Catholic Media Coalition

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"The first law of history is not to dare to utter falsehood; the second, not to fear to speak the truth."Pope Leo XIII

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