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Schiavo parents turn to top US court

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Schiavo parents turn to top US court


After suffering another legal setback, the parents of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo have turned to the US Supreme Court, the highest tribunal in the land. Bob and Mary Schindler faced disappointment when judges in Atlanta rejected their latest bid to have their daughter’s feeding tube reinserted.

But comments from Florida Governor Jeb Bush appear to have given them fresh hope. Bush, who has been part of the fight to prolong Schiavo’s life, revealed the conclusions of an expect for Florida’s Adult Protective Services. “The neurologist’s review indicates that Terri may have been misdiagnosed and it is more likely that she is in a state of minimal consciousness rather than in a persistent vegetative state,” he said. “This new information raises serious concerns and warrants immediate action.” Court-appointed doctors however say Terri Schiavo is in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of recovery. Protesters are keeping a vigil outside the hospice where she is being cared for. Her feeding tube was removed last Friday under a state court order. Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael says she should be allowed to die.
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