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Faith Organization Rips Dr. Ben Carson for Saying Terri Schiavo Tragedy was 'Much Ado About Nothing'

Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 540-538-4741


WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Christian Defense, which led demonstrations and prayer vigils for Terri Schiavo in Pinellas Park, Florida, calls the comments by Dr. Carson, "insensitive, uncaring and hurtful to the Schindler family and the disabled community across the nation."


The organization calls for Dr. Carson to reconsider and rethink his position on this issue and his profound disrespect to the Schindler family.


News link to Dr. Caron's comments


Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition, has been a strong advocate for the disabled community and end-of-life issues for over 30 years; led demonstrations to save the lives of Nancy Cruzan and Terri Schiavo; and refused to eat for the 14 days that Terri was being starved and dehydrated to death.


Responding to Dr. Carson's remarks, Rev. Mahoney states;


"It is hard to imagine any more insensitive and uncaring language describing the tragic circumstances of Terri Schiavo's death than calling it 'much ado about nothing.'


"Dr. Carson, starving and dehydrating a young women to death before the eyes of her loving family and a watching world is not 'much ado about nothing.'


"President Bush and Governor Bush do not think it was 'much ado about nothing' and either did the members of Congress who voted to have Terri's case reconsidered in federal court.


"It is deeply troubling to reconcile Dr. Carson's past comments about the sanctity and dignity of life with his blatant disregard for how Terri was treated and the painful and barbaric way in which she died. What makes it even more troubling, is that Dr. Carson is a world renowned neurosurgeon and a leading candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination.


"With comments like this, one shudders at what kind of Presidential policies he would have concerning end-of-life issues and working with the disability community."


For more information or interviews call: Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741