Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Jackson prays with Schiavo's parents: "Summoned by Terri Schiavo's increasingly desperate parents, the Rev. Jesse Jackson visited the hospice Tuesday where the brain-damaged woman entered her 12th day without food or water."

"'She is being starved to death,' the civil rights leader said after meeting with Schiavo's parents. 'She is being dehydrated to death. That's inhumane, it is immoral and it is unnecessary. There is no rational reason for this to happen.'"

"Jackson, a former Democratic presidential candidate and longtime supporter of liberal causes, joined conservatives, including anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, who view Schiavo's case as crucial to building what they call a culture of life."

"Jackson said he was lobbying several state senators to change their votes last week against legislation that would restore the feeding tube. The bill failed, 21-18."

Vatican: Pope getting nutrition from tube: "Pope John Paul II is getting nutrition from a tube in his nose, the Vatican said Wednesday, shortly after the frail pontiff appeared at his window in St. Peter's Square and managed only a rasp when he tried to speak."

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