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Giving a Voice to Terri Schiavo


February 24, 2005


“In cities all across the nation, Christians will join with our Lord Jesus in giving a voice to the voiceless Terri Schiavo,” said Rev. Flip Benham, National Director of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America.

Her life is precious to God and it is precious to us. It appears that in America today our solution to just about everything we don't like is murder.

  1. World getting too populated? Murder those in the womb.
  2. Looking to cure Down syndrome? Murder the Down syndrome child in the womb.
  3. Getting too old to enjoy a quality life? Murder the old.
  4. Fellow workers giving you trouble? Walk into work and "murder them all."
  5. Kids making fun of you in school? Murder them in the hallways and classrooms.
  6. Tired of life? Murder yourself.
  7. Handicapped like Terri? Murder them by dehydration and starvation.

Yes, murder has become the answer for everything in the land of the free and the home of the brave . “See how the faithful city has become a harlot! She was once full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her – but now murderers!” Isaiah 1:21

Today, the courts of this land are ratcheting murder up several notches by "legally" allowing Terri Schiavo, a “useless eater” in the eyes of the court, to be starved to death in Clearwater, Florida. Terri is not on any machine. Because she is unable to swallow, she needs the assistance of a feeding tube. This will now be denied her.

Although Terri's parents long to care for their child, the court has decided that Terri must die. This is an abomination before Almighty God. The Church of Jesus Christ must rise up and come to Terri's aid. We must lay our lives down for our sister.

Martin Niemoeller, a witness to the Nazi holocaust, a clergyman, and a prisoner in the concentration camps during World War II, spoke these words: "The great majority of Europeans during the period of the holocaust were neither killers nor victims...most merely stood by, neither collaborating nor coming to the aid of victims. This passivity amounted to acquiescence, and the planners and executors of the "final solution" counted on the bystanders not intervening."

Will Terri be the first victim of America's “final solution” for the poor and the disabled?

We must not sit idly by and watch Terri die. We are our sister's keeper.

OR/OSA Leaders in several different cities will be holding press conferences on Friday, February 25, 2005. For a contact person in your city, please call Kristene O'Dell (national office) at 972-240-9370.