Thursday, September 11, 2003

Good News on the Schiavo Case

From Judge delays ruling on pulling brain-damaged woman's feeding tube | theledger.com:

"A judge Thursday postponed issuing an order removing a feeding tube keeping a brain-damaged woman alive after her parents argued that she first should be given the chance to learn to eat.

Circuit Judge George W. Greer delayed his decision after receiving affidavits filed by two speech therapists hired by Terri Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, saying that she could be taught to eat and talk. He said he now will rule next week.

Greer and Florida's appellate courts have consistently sided with the woman's husband, Michael Schiavo, who has battled her parents for years for the right to remove the feeding tube so she can die. She has been in a persistent vegetative state since collapsing 13 years ago."