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February 10, 2005

Terri Schiavo: the battle continues

Bob and Mary Schindler, parents of Terri Schiavo, will attempt to once again take their daughter's care to the US Supreme Court.

On Feb. 4 Florida's Second District Court of Appeals dismissed without an opinion an appeal that would have considered the religious liberty rights of Schiavo.

The ruling leaves Bob and Mary Schindler, Terri's parents, without many options in Florida, but does clear the way for their attorneys to take the issue of a disabled person's religious liberty rights all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The lawsuit centers on the Pope's declaration last year that removal of a feeding tube is not compatible with Roman Catholic pro-life teachings. Schiavo is Catholic.

"We have been all along planning to do that," Barbara Weller, an attorney with the Gibbs Law Firm which represents the Schindlers, told the Florida Baptist Witness Feb. 9.

On the bad guys' side...

Michael Schiavo's attorney, George Felos, said he believes the feeding tube can legally be removed for a third and final time Feb. 22. That's when the 2nd DCA is expected to issue its mandate or final order on last week's rulings and a stay by state Circuit Judge George W. Greer preventing the tube's removal will expire.

"Assuming the mandate does issue on Feb. 22, then the last stay in place automatically ends and Mr. Schiavo is authorized to direct the removal of the artificial life support," Felos said.

Hey, George, wipe your mouth -- you're drooling.

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 10, 2005 09:20 AM

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Fat chance of the appeal working. FL passed its right-to-die legislation, and now it has to deal with it.

Posted by: jpe at February 10, 2005 11:28 PM

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