Thursday, March 17, 2005
Breaking news: Court Won't Intervene to Save Schiavo (a thimbleful of cognac to zorkmidden)...
Mar. 16, 2005 - A state appeals court Wednesday refused to block the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube later this week in the long-running right-to-die battle between the woman's husband and her parents.
The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Lakeland turned down a request from Bob and Mary Schindler for a delay while they pursue further appeals, and for a new trial on their daughter's fate.
The tube is scheduled to be removed on Friday at 1 p.m.
Schiavo, 41, suffered severe brain damage in 1990 when her heart stopped beating, and court-appointed doctors say she is in a persistent vegetative state.
Her husband, Michael Schiavo, has said she told him she would not want to be kept alive artificially. Her parents dispute that, and say she could get better.
Late last month, Circuit Judge George Greer granted Michael Schiavo permission to remove his wife's feeding tube.
Meanwhile, state House and Senate committees have endorsed bills aimed at preventing removal of the tube.
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