Appeals court rules in favor of Terri Schiavo's parents, Gov. Bush
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 1, 2004
The Florida Second District Court of Appeals made two rulings in the Terri Schiavo case which favor Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Schiavo's parents, who are seeking to continue feeding their daughter who became brain damaged after a heart attack in 1990 and remains in a "persistent vegetative state."
Michael Schiavo, Terri's husband, is seeking to remove his wife's feeding tube to allow her to die and is challenging the constitutionality of a law passed in October 2003 that was specifically designed to keep her alive.
The appeals court overturned a district court decision that denied Terri Schiavo's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, the right to intervene in the case. The court also ruled that attorneys for the governor will be able to question witnesses, the Miami Herald reported.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/03/01/prbf0301.htm.