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"Let everyone who is Godly pray to You while You may be found"  (Psalm 32:6)

A Florida Judge has extended Terri Schiavo's stay

[Editor's Note: A Florida Judge has extended Terri Schiavo's stay until this Friday, February 25th. Please read the following from our friends at Faith and Action, then pray and respond.]


Dear Friend of Faith and Action,
Your missionary to Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Rob Schenck, reporting:

Yesterday I appealed to you--in perhaps the most important E-mail I have ever sent--to help save the life of Terri Schindler Schiavo--the young woman who lay helpless in a hospice bed in Florida. Yesterday afternoon, my brother, Paul and I, together with Rev. Pat Mahoney, who has been leading the charge for us in this mission of mercy, spent more than an hour on a conference call with Christian leaders from around the country praying and planning what to do next. Terri's parents are praising God today for answering their prayers after a judge issued an 11th-hour stay prohibiting the starvation and dehydration from beginning until after 5:00 p.m. today. We're praising God too, because this gives us another 12 hours to work!
As I said yesterday, it would be enough if this involved only saving one woman's life, but it is so much larger than even that! Terri represents every single American's last thread of the constitutionally protected Right to Life. If Terri is thirsted and starved to death over the next several days, with her, will die something precious to all of us--the recognition of our absolute Right to life, placed first in the list of "inalienable" rights given to us by our "Creator" and enumerated by the American Founders in the Declaration of Independence. Should that First Right fall, the rest will go like so many dominoes.
Please pray for Terri today, for her loving parents and for us, as we work together feverishly to save her and our Right to Life throughout the hours that we have left.

Please help us! Here's what you can do in the critical hours we have left:

1) Pray for Terri, her family, her legal team and for us as we work behind the scenes with Florida legislators, Governor Bush and religious leaders throughout Florida.

2) Give a tax-deductible gift of just $25 to keep Rev. Mahoney on the ground in Florida and buy hundreds of red roses that will symbolize Terri's fragile fate. The roses will be hand-delivered to the Florida legislature and will lay neglected; as these flowers wilt, lose their pedals and eventually die, it will remind lawmakers that by their neglect, Terri's hope--and all of ours--will fade and die, too.

3) Be prepared to travel to Florida at a moment's notice to join us in prayer vigils at the Florida State House in Tallahassee and at the hospice in Clearwater where Terri is scheduled to die.
Click here now to make your tax-deductible contribution of just $25.

I have attached below my E-mail of yesterday in case you missed it. I'm asking you to circulate both this note and yesterday's so that as many people as possible can join us in this great army of compassion.

THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE YOU CAN DO TODAY: If you live in Florida, or you know someone in Florida--it is absolutely critical that we ring the phones of Florida lawmakers off the hook!

The last time this was done, the legislature acted swiftly to protect Terri's life and preserve the guaranteed Right to Life for all Americans. Please, pass this message along to someone in Florida! There is still time for Governor Bush and the leaders of the House and Senate to call a special session to pass a law again that will save Terri and all of us!
Your family and friends can find the name and telephone number of their lawmakers by visiting http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/myrepresentative.aspx and http://www.flsenate.gov/Welcome/index.cfm.

Tell your legislator to save Terri and every American citizen by passing a law NOW!

Once again, I appeal to you: Please help NOW. Click here to begin with your gift and message of moral support for the family.

Then, please, circulate these two messages to every family member, friend, fellow church member and conscientious American you know!

It is late for Terri and for our constitutionally protected rights--BUT, IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
Thank you for standing--and kneeling--with us, and, more importantly, with Terri!
Your grateful missionary to elected and appointed officials,
Rev. Rob Schenck
Missionary to Capitol Hill
"Bringing the Word of God to bear on the hearts and minds of those who make public policy in America."
Faith and Action in the Nation's Capital
109 Second Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
www.faithandaction.org

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