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Terri Schiavo's 'Death Sentence' Is Unjust
January 27, 2005

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA--The following three paragraphs are excerpts from a short opinion piece written by Daniel Webster, the Florida State Senator who sponsored "Terri's Law":

By any definition, Terri Schiavo is alive. She has now been issued a death sentence by the courts.

"Terri's Law" was enacted in October 2003, when a disabled and brain-damaged woman was being starved to death by judicial order in Florida.

Capital felons on trial for their lives in Florida are entitled to independent counsel, competent representation, trial by jury and automatic review of their death-penalty case by the Florida Supreme Court. Yet Terri, utterly innocent of any wrongdoing, received none of these protections.

Entire article:
"'Death sentence' is unjust" (USA Today)
"Decision has ominous implications for disabled" By Ken Connor (Florida Baptist Witness)
"Terri Schiavo's Parents Going All Out to Protect Daughter's Rights" (Agape Press)
"Terri Schiavo's Right to Move On" (The National Ledger)
"Terri Schiavo's Right To Live" (Inclusion Daily Express Archives)

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