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In a little-known amendment to "Terri's Law" congressional Republicans along with some Democrats added the Federal Right to Life-long Office Amendment which stipulates that only candidates in support of "Terri's Law" are eligible for re-election in the upcoming mid-term elections. "In keeping with Terri's mother's wishes that we not use this legislation to support our personal agendas, we believe it would be appropriate to instead use this bill to promote our pro-life political agendas," said Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA). Moderate democratic Senator Joe Lieberman agreed, adding "this is an excellent way to promote the values wriitten into our Constitution itself, we are, after all, requested by our maker to uphold the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." However, some leftist commie tree-hugging extremist Democrats did not seem happy with this resolution. Democratic hopeful for Senate in 2006, Chuck Pennachio, responded by saying "such a provision will make it nearly impossible for any challenger to defeat an incumbent, not only would we be limited as to which Senator to challenge thereby forcing some of us to move to such states as Oregon or Vermont, the provision would also make it easier for bloggers such as Hindrocket--not to be confused with Heinrich--to asert that Democrats have no effective message on the issue of life."

Update: Schiavo's Parents Appeal Judge's Ruling to ICC

"A federal judge on Tuesday refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, denying an emergency request from the brain-damaged woman's parents. The parents' lawyer quickly filed a notice of appeal....The notice of appeal was filed electronically hours later with the International Criminal Court in The Hague by David Gibbs III, an attorney for Terri Schiavo's parents. The notice tells the court that the full appeal will follow. That court was already considering an appeal on whether Terri Schiavo's right to due process had been violated....The Bush administration 'is normally opposed to the ICC,' but in an attempt to both circumvent previous activist judges' rulings as well as foster better international relations White House press secretary Scott McClellan told reporters that the administration will make an exception, just this once, without prejudice. Rick Santorum (R-PA) was quick to agree, stating that U.S. District Court Judge James Whittemore has defied Congress by not staying Terri Schiavo's starvation execution for the time it takes him to hold a full hearing on her case, and hinting that additional ICC charges might be filed against Whittemore. Tom DeLay (R-TX) added that since we know that Michael Schiavo is guilty of murder and activist judges are blocking his pending death penalty case, this case will be sent to an international tribunal with powers to impose the death penalty."