Thread by markomalley.
President Obama has now achieved a pay grade that requires him to confront weighty decisions regarding the state of this nation's legal order, and the protection of human life. Among those decisions will be whether to use the Department of Justice and our courts to advance a legal order that upholds a Culture of Life. The President appears to be signaling his approach through several nominations to the Department of Justice, and one must wonder whether the Culture of Death is at the threshold.
A number of the high-level nominees for Justice, if we view their records as an indicator, stand prepared to implement a legal agenda that would represent a radical departure from this nation's historic treatment of abortion, euthanasia and gay rights...
This is becoming eerily similar to Terri's execution. The Italian Council of Ministers has passed legislation to save Eluana, which the communist president is refusing to sign and the time to override this is not enough time to save her.
Bobby Schindler has also issued a statement.
There are three threads, one by GonzoII and two by me.
Rome, Feb 6, 2009 / 10:50 am (CNA).- Italys Council of Ministers, headed by Silvio Berlusconi, unanimously approved an emergency decree on Friday to stop the father of Eluana Englaro from killing her by removing hydration and food. However, this morning at the clinic La Quiete, where Eluana is staying, the process to end her life was initiated.
According to the newspaper La Repubblica, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi commented on his motivation for passing the emergency decree, saying, "I do not want the responsibility for the death of Eluana."
The decision of the ministers could become law, but still requires the signature of Italys President Giorgio Napolitano, who is reportedly against the decree. Unless the decree is signed, Englaros feeding tube will be removed today, after which it will take two weeks for her to starve to death. . .
ROME, February 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) Italy's President and head of state, has refused to sign an emergency measure, passed by the government, that would save the life of Eluana Englaro, the young woman whose food and hydration is being removed starting today. The ratification by the President is required under Italys parliamentary system for the law to take effect.
The government announced at 3 p.m. (Italian time) today that it had approved the temporary measure, called a decree law, that was drafted to prohibit the removal of food and hydration from vulnerable patients. A decree law is a measure that can be put into place by the Council of Ministers as an emergency measure and will be in effect for 60 days while Parliament debates whether to adopt it permanently.
Napolitanos refusal has frozen the measure and although there is a procedure in place in Parliament to override his decision, it will take 20 days to implement, by which time Eluana will have been successfully dehydrated to death. . .
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, February 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In spite of an emergency decree passed by the Italian government, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano refused to sign the decree that would save the life of Eluana Englaro, the young woman whose food and hydration has been removed this morning. The ratification by the President is required under Italys parliamentary system for the law to take effect. Eluana Englaro, who has been called Italys Terri Schiavo, has been receiving food and water via a feeding tube since a 1992 car crash that left her with a brain injury. Her father, Beppino Englaro, has been seeking to end her life for nearly 10 years. Todays events will clear the way for Eluana to experience what Terris Foundation called a barbaric and inhumane death by starvation and dehydration unless President Napolitano signs this decree into law. We are very disappointed to hear that President Napolitano is reluctant to sign the decree that would spare Eluana from a horrific death, noted Terri Schiavos brother, Bobby Schindler. Schindler added, It is incumbent upon any official to protect and safeguard the value and dignity of all life, regardless of a persons physical limitations. Eluana is not dying and only needs food and water the most basic care to live. This at the very least should be provided for her and we are asking for everyone to contact the Embassy of Italy in the US at (202) 612-4400, and communicate to the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano that he should IMMEDIATELY sign the decree which would prevent Eluanas inhuman dehydration death.
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"We will not be silent.
We are your bad conscience.
The White Rose will give you no rest."
Third-highest post in the Justice Department. Bears repeating (from markomalley's thread).