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March 21, 2005
Bill Passes: Schindlers Want Terri's Feeding Tube Reinserted
The bill has passed, so let's get the tube in and start rehabilitating Terri - starting with giving her a new guardian. Congress approved emergency legislation early Monday to let Terri Schiavo's parents ask a federal judge to prolong Terri's life, capping days of emotional debate over who should decide life and death.
Before it passed:
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) -- While Terri Schiavo lay in her hospice bed Sunday, the brain-damaged woman's parents and husband made competing pleas to the public and Congress on her third day without food or water.
As protesters and TV satellite trucks gathered outside the hospice, the Senate passed a bill that could prolong Schiavo's life while a federal court considers her case. House Republicans scrambled to bring enough lawmakers back to the Capitol for an emergency vote early Monday after Democrats objected to a vote by a small handful of lawmakers.
President Bush cut short a stay at his Texas ranch and returned to the White House for a chance to sign the measure.
An attorney for Schiavo's parents filed a request for an emergency injunction with a federal appellate court to have her feeding tube reinserted once the bill is passed. He also planned to make a similar request with the federal district court in Tampa.
"We feel every moment is urgent. We are considering every second as precious in terms of saving Terri," said David Gibbs II, an attorney for Bob and Mary Schindler.
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Posted by richard at March 21, 2005 1:07 AM
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