Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Terri Given Second Chance! Bill Passes Florida Senate

From Lawmakers give governor power to order feeding tube for Schiavo:

" Lawmakers voted Tuesday to give Gov. Jeb Bush the power to order a feeding tube be reinserted into a brain-damaged woman in defiance of courts and her husband.

Bush said he will immediately sign the bill and order the tube to be reinserted into Terri Schiavo, the subject of one of the nation's longest and most bitter legal battles over care for a disabled person.

Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, want her to live. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, says she would rather die.

With a living will form on every desk, the Senate voted 23-15 for the legislation (HB 35E). The House, which had passed a similar version Monday night, passed the final version 73-24 minutes later. "