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Senator Jim Talent Letter
Terri Schiavo

Dear Mrs. Hitchcock:

Thank you for writing to me about your concerns regarding Terri Schiavo. I appreciate the time you have taken to share your views with me and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

I believe in the dignity and value of life at all stages and I strongly supported the legislation to help Terri Schiavo. Doctors had said that Terri was not in a persistent vegetative state and there was a lot of evidence that her condition had the potential to improve if her family was able to provide additional care.

As you aware, legislation for Terri Schiavo was passed by the Congress and signed into law by the President on March 21, 2005. That bill, which passed unanimously in the Senate, allowed expedited access to the courts for a lawsuit that Ms. Schiavo's parents could have brought anyway. It is not uncommon in cases where there is a suspected miscarriage of justice for the Congress to pass private bills. Our actions were consistent with the will of the people of Florida who had been repeatedly frustrated by the state courts.

It is my hope that the American public recognizes the value and importance of making their end of life wishes known to their loved ones. Thank you again for contacting me.

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Senator Jim Talent

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