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Following the Paper Trail

Proof that some members of our government just don’t care about the heath and well-being of the American public… that is, unless an individual’s health and well-being serves a higher political purpose.

“WASHINGTON A one-page unsigned memo that became part of the debate preceding Congress’ vote ordering a federal court review of the Terri Schiavo case originated in Florida Republican Sen. Mel Martinez’ (search) office, Martinez said Wednesday.

The memo first reported by ABC News on March 18 and by The Washington Post and The Associated Press two days later said the fight over removing Schiavo’s (search) feeding tube “is a great political issue … and a tough issue for Democrats.”

“This is an important moral issue and the pro-life base will be excited that the Senate is debating this important issue,” said the memo, which was described at the time as being circulated among Senate Republicans.”

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