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COLEMAN COMMENDS BIPARTISAN SENATE EFFORT TO SAVE TERRI SCHIAVO
MN Senator says “nothing just, nothing natural” about court ordered death of an innocent human being
 
U.S. Senate Floor
U.S. Senate Floor
March 20th, 2005 - Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Norm Coleman praised Senate passage of legislation (S. 868) that would provide the opportunity for federal court review of the Terri Schiavo case. By order of Florida courts, Schiavo -- who is mentally disabled but not on life support and can breathe on her own -- cannot be given food or water. S. 868 has broad bipartisan support and passed the Senate by voice vote. The House of Representatives will likely vote on this measure sometime just after midnight tonight so that President Bush can sign it into law and Ms. Schiavo’s feeding tube can be reinserted as soon as possible.

“There is nothing just, nothing natural, nothing compassionate about forbidding a family from feeding their disabled daughter,” Coleman said. “Terri Schiavo has been given what amounts to an unjust and undeserved court ordered death, and the Senate's position is we cannot stand by and watch it happen. I’m profoundly moved that senators from both sides of the aisle were able to come together to protect an innocent life today. Ms. Schiavo has already gone days without food or water and it was imperative that we act as quickly as we did.”

The bill passed by the Senate this afternoon is "for the benefit of the parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo" and gives a federal court in Florida jurisdiction over a claim "relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids or medical treatment necessary to sustain her life."
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31st - STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEATH OF TERRI SCHIAVO [ listen to Radio Clip ]
29th - STATEMENT REGARDING SECOND VOLCKER REPORT ON UN OIL FOR FOOD SCANDAL
25th - COLEMAN HEADS TO SOUTH AMERICA TO DISCUSS TRADE, ENERGY AND DEMOCRACY WITH TOP POLITICAL AND BUSINESS LEADERS
24th - COLEMAN SUBCOMMITTEE INVESTIGATION INTO TAX SHELTERS PAYS OFF WITH BILLIONS FOR TREASURY
23rd - SENATOR COLEMAN HOLDS FIELD HEARING ON MINNESOTA TIES TO LATIN AMERICA AT HUMPHREY INSTITUTE
21st - STATEMENT FROM SENATOR NORM COLEMAN CONCERNING THE RED LAKE SHOOTINGS
20th - current Press Release
18th - STATEMENT ON THE SENATE BUDGET
17th - SENATE APPROVES HIGHER EDUCATION AMENDMENT INCLUDING COLEMAN’S PROPOSAL TO BOOST MAXIMUM PELL GRANT AWARD
17th - STATEMENT FROM SENATOR COLEMAN REGARDING TODAY'S HOUSE HEARINGS ON MLB AND STEROID USE
17th - BIPARTISAN SENATE MAJORITY PASSES COLEMAN AMENDMENT TO SAVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS [ listen to Radio Clip ] [ view Television Clip ]
17th - SENATE PASSES SMITH, COLEMAN AMENDMENT TO STOP MEDICAID CUTS [ listen to Radio Clip ] [ view Television Clip ]
17th - COLEMAN INTRODUCES RENEWABLE FUELS BILL WITH BIPARTISAN COALITION
16th - COLEMAN VOTES FOR AMENDMENT TO INCREASE VETERANS MEDICAL CARE FUNDING BY $2.8 BILLION
16th - STATEMENT FROM SENATOR COLEMAN REGARDING ANWR AND SENATE BUDGET [ listen to Radio Clip ]
14th - COLEMAN ANNOUNCES USDA AID TO NONPROFITS FOR HUNGER ASSISTANCE
14th - SMITH, COLEMAN TO INTRODUCE AMENDMENT TO STOP MEDICAID CUTS
10th - SENATOR COLEMAN JOINS BIPARTISAN SENATE MAJORITY IN PASSING PRO-CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY REFORM BILL [ listen to Radio Clip ]
4th - COLEMAN PLAN TO INCREASE MAXIMUM PELL GRANT AWARD GAINING MOMENTUM IN SENATE
3rd - FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE INCLUDES, PASSES THREE COLEMAN AMENDMENTS TO AUTHORIZATION BILL, INCLUDING ACTION BILL
3rd - STATEMENTS REGARDING VOTE ON BEEF TRADE RULES [ listen to Radio Clip ]
3rd - SENATORS COLEMAN AND PRYOR INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN RURAL RENAISSANCE ACT TO REVITALIZE RURAL AMERICA AND REBUILD MAIN STREET
3rd - SENATORS COLEMAN, LINCOLN LEAD BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO PROTECT FARM SAFETY NET, CONSERVATION, NUTRITION, AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT [ listen to Radio Clip ]
2nd - COLEMAN EFFORT TO SAVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS BACKED BY BIPARTISAN SENATE MAJORITY [ listen to Radio Clip ]
1st - COLEMAN HOSTS RENEWABLE ENERGY FORUM IN MARSHALL
1st - COLEMAN TO TAKE PART IN KOOCHICHING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT [ listen to Radio Clip ]


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