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Governor Jeb Bush intervenes in “right to die” case

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:949
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A right to die case in Florida that has passed through the hands of 19 separate judges drew the state's governor, Jeb Bush, into its ambit last week, when he met the family of the woman at its centre and filed a brief with the court.

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    Governor Jeb Bush addresses reporters after a meeting with Terri Schiavo's parents, Mary and Bob

    Schindler (centre and centre right

    The case centres on Terri Schiavo, 39, who has been in a persistent vegetative state since a cardiac arrest in 1990. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, won a judgment in …

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