by Steven Ertelt
February 10, 2006
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life advocates have created a new political action committee that will support lawmakers who backed Terri Schiavo and her family’s efforts to prevent her euthanasia death. The group is also meant to counter a political action committee set up by Terri’s former husband, who won a legal battle to take her life.
William Greene, president of the RightMarch, a conservative political group, says his organization has founded Terri’s List, and that it will counteract the efforts of Michael’s TerriPAC.
"We’ll match ‘TerriPAC’ dollar for dollar, ad for ad if we have to," Greene told the Cybercast News Service. "We cannot simply sit by and allow solid, pro-life politicians to be targeted by the pro-death forces."
"The right to life is enshrined in our Constitution — it’s not some regulation to be implemented or law to be interpreted one way or the other," Greene added. "With ‘Terri’s List, we can stand up for that principle and fight back against those who would see it destroyed."
Michael’s political action committee has come under fire for failing to file its paperwork with the federal government or the state of Florida, where it’s based.
After filing an organizational statement with the FEC, the national elections office responded with a request for more information and asked TerriPAC treasurer, Michael’s brother Brian Schiavo, to respond by January 20.
The web site indicates no response has been filed.
"Failure to provide an adequate response by this date may result in an audit of the committee," the FEC wrote Brian. The nonresponse could also trigger "enforcement action" against the committee.
Meanwhile, the newspaper reports that TerriPAC hasn’t registered with the Florida Division of Elections as required either.