Americans United asks for Schiavo apologies

No apologies forthcoming
A religious liberty watchdog group is asking Christian conservatives to apologize for their role in the Terri Schiavo case, but in the immediate aftermath of her autopsy, there weren’t any takers.

“These religious right zealots owe the entire country an apology,” Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said in a statement. “They intervened in a personal family matter, gave this poor woman’s parents false hope, libeled her husband with unfounded accusations and turned a tragic situation into a political football. Have they no shame?”

Schiavo suffered extensive, irreversible brain damage, according to an autopsy report released June 15. Schiavo died March 31 after her feeding tube was disconnected, ending months of prayer and protests by religious conservatives to save her life.

 

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