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Florida governor orders reinsertion of feeding tube

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7422.1010-b (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1010
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A special session of the Florida Legislature has authorised the state's governor to order a feeding tube to be reinserted in Mrs Terri Schiavo, who has been in a persistent vegetative state since a cardiac arrest in 1990 (25 October,(p 949).

    The governor, Jeb Bush, last week overruled the appeals court judge, who in November 2002, at the husband's request, ordered the removal of the feeding tube.

    After the governor's order reinstating the feeding tube, another judge agreed to appoint a special legal guardian for Mrs Schiavo. …

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