At the invitation of Terry's parent's/family, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, had spoken out on their behalf. His previous record of exploiting heart-wrenching situations for his political gain, had me ponder/wondering his motives. I'm not going to slam what he's doing, since I agree with his most recent comment, but.................? http://www.nbc5i.com/news/4326195/detail.html Jesse Jackson Calls Schiavo Treatment 'Injustice' Parents Say Daughter Is Weak, Emaciated POSTED: 9:32 am CST March 29, 2005 UPDATED: 11:42 am CST March 29, 2005 PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says Terri Schiavo's case "transcends politics and family disputes." He's been visiting the Florida hospice where the severely brain-damaged woman has gone without nutrients or water since March 18. Jackson called her treatment an "injustice" and said denying her a feeding tube and water is "unnecessary." Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, invited the civil rights leader after he issued a statement last week calling for the woman's feeding tube to be reconnected. Some demonstrators applauded Jackson when he arrived and shouted, "This is about civil rights." Schiavo's family is still urging President George W. Bush, Congress and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to intervene. Schiavo's father said she is weak and emaciated. Her husband's attorney says the 41-year-old brain-damaged woman is calm and peaceful. She is under police guard at a Pinellas Park hospice as she enters her twelfth day without food and water. TERRI SCHIAVO At least two appeals by the state are seeking the tube's reconnection, but the challenges are before a state appeals court that has rejected previous efforts to intervene. The chief medical examiner for Pinellas County has agreed to perform an autopsy on Terri Schiavo. Her husband wants definitive proof showing the extent of her brain damage. Michael Schiavo contends his wife told him years ago she would not want to be kept alive artificially under such circumstances. An attorney for Schiavo's parents, David Gibbs III, said her family also wants an autopsy. "We would certainly support and encourage an autopsy to be done with all the unanswered questions," Gibbs said.