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March 8, 2005

Disability Rights Groups Back Congressional Bill Helping Terri Schiavo

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Disability rights groups announced Tuesday that they back new Congressional legislation that could provide Bob and Mary Schindler with another opportunity to save their daughter's life.

Florida Rep. Dave Weldon, a Republican, is introducing legislation today called the Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act. The bill would allow Terri's parents to use a "writ of habeas corpus" to take the case out of the Florida state courts and to the federal court system.

The habeas corpus review would apply for any other patients like Terri who are subject to involuntary starvation and that's what's earning it praise from disability activists.

Posted by richard at March 8, 2005 1:27 PM

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I think Greer's ruling that Terri may not be fed by mouth should be widely publicized. It makes the situation clear as nothing else does.

Posted by: MaxedOutMama at March 10, 2005 7:57 AM