President Bush and Congress intervene in “right to die” case

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:687
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The battle over Terri Schiavo, the brain damaged Florida woman who has been on a life support machine since a cardiac arrest 15 years ago, took a new turn this week when Congress intervened to invalidate the ruling of a state judge to permit removal of her feeding tube.

    A bipartisan bill was passed by members of the Senate and House of Representatives on Sunday to force the Schiavo case into a federal court for the review of Mrs Schiavo's constitutional rights and the possible reinstatement of her feeding tube. President …

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