Sunday, March 20, 2005

Schultz, Wexler, Frank

As most in Congress try to save a woman's life, make a mental note of Representatives Schultz, Wexler, and Frank:

"Some Democrats questioned whether Congress should be trying to decide whether to keep Schiavo alive. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, has fought in court to have the feeding tubes removed while her parents have pushed to keep their daughter alive by artificial means.

'It is particularly hypocritical when you have people who say they advocate on behalf of the Defense of Marriage Act who now insert themselves between a husband and his wife,' Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said.

'It's not the place of Congress, in the 11th hour and in the most abusive fashion, to undermine the Florida court system,' said Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla.

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., added, 'We are seeing, sadly, the manifestation of a constitutional crisis. You will have hundreds of members of Congress making a medical decision about which we know nothing.'"

Please note that Congress is doing nothing of the kind, it is making no medical decision. Rather, it is determining (as per the Article I, Section 8, Clauses 9 and 18, and Article III of the Constitution) the jurisdiction of federal courts to review the legal process used to deprive a woman of her life. We have a copy of the Constitution, in case Congressman Frank's is illegible.
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