The Alabama Clergy Council adopted the following resolution in recognition of the plight of the family of Terri Schiavo and the sanctity of life.
ALABAMA CLERGY COUNCIL
TERRI SCHIAVO AND THE SANCTITY OF LIFE
Whereas Terri Schiavo, a forty-one year-old, disabled woman, currently residing in Pinellas Park, Florida, is now being starved to death; and
Whereas, many medical doctors agree that she is not in a persistent vegetative state and that she can possibly improve with therapy; and
Whereas, the President of the United States, George W. Bush, has stated publicly that in such cases, and in this case in particular, it is best to err on the side of life; and
Whereas, the Alabama Clergy Council values the sanctity of all human life and affirms that the rights and liberty of mankind come from the hand of Almighty God, not from the will of any government, constitution, or creed; and
Whereas, God has created all of mankind in his image; be it therefore
Resolved that the Board of Directors of the Alabama Clergy Council, joins with millions of others, including the National Clergy Council, the Florida Clergy Council, and the parents of Terri Schiavo, Bob and Mary Schindler, in pleading for Terri’s life; and be it further
Resolved that President George W. Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush are encouraged to intervene and have Terri’s feeding tube reinstated; and be it finally
Resolved that copies of this resolution be distributed to concerned parties and others so that our position be clearly understood and that others of faith are spurred to action.