US Supreme Court refuses to intervene in “right to die” case

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 31 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:746
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The parents of Terri Schiavo, the brain damaged Florida woman who has been on a life support machine since a cardiac arrest 15 years ago, have had to abandon their attempt to save their daughter's life after the US Supreme Court last week refused to hear an emergency appeal from them.

    The Supreme Court's decision effectively endorsed a decision by a Florida judge on Tuesday 22 March, which was supported by a panel of appeal judges the next day, …

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