Friday, March 18, 2005
Drudge is reporting interesting news on the Schaivo case
Drudge is reporting as follows:
**Exclusive Fri Mar 18 2005 00:50:07 ET** The Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee, Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) has requested Terri Schiavo to testify before his congressional committee, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. In so doing it triggers legal or statutory protections for the witness, among those protections is that nothing can be done to cause harm or death to this individual.
Members of Congress went to the U.S. Attorney in DC to ask for a temporary restraining order to be issued by a judge, which protects Terri Schiavo from having her life support, including her feeding and hydration tubes, removed... Developing...
That's very interesting news. I think Drudge is in error, however, because the House website does not show a "Representative Enzi" or a "Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee."
Ahh. A quick Google check shows Mike Enzi is in the U.S. Senate from Wyoming, and does chair the Senate HELP committee. My bad.
This is getting more interesting by the minute. My understanding is that Congress is passing a law granting jurisdiction in federal cases where a person has not left written instructions to remove life support and the family is in dispute as to what to do.
This roller coaster ride is nowhere near being over yet. I hope Terri is given the opportunity to get the rehabilitation she has thus far been denied.