The attorney for a Florida man who had his wife's feeding tube disconnected on Friday is calling on New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and her Democratic colleagues to help ensure that the woman's starvation continues until she dies.
Complaining about efforts by congressional Republicans to have Terri Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted, attorney George Felos told a press conference yesterday: "I want to say to Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and Tom Harkin and the - Patrick Leahy and the Democratic senators: Don't do this to Terri Schiavo again."
"To have her feeding tube inserted by a subsequent act of Congress before she dies would be a horrific act upon her body," he claimed.
Felos praised Sen. Ron Wyden for blocking one version of a Senate bill crafted to save Ms. Schiavo's life, saying he made a "valiant effort."
But he urged voters to pressure Clinton and other Democrats to keep the starvation process going:
"I'm going to say again and again to the constituents of Kerry, Clinton, Leahy, Feinstein, Boxer: Terri Schiavo's life is in your hands. ... You write these senators, you call them."
Felos said Democrats who allowed a Senate vote on a milder version of legislation crafted to save Schiavo should be "ashamed."
"Wear your shame for what you did and atone for it, because to trample on [Terri's] rights again would be abhorrent," he railed.
The pro-euthansia attorney said it was "cruel and inhuman" not to starve Ms. Schiavo to death.
"It is cruel and inhuman to say to a patient who says I don't want to be artificially fed to remove her feeding tube, have her enter the death process and then start life support again."
Pledging to save Schiavo's life on Friday, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay called Mr. Felos "the personification of evil."