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Schiavo-Chaotic Scene

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The protests and security outside the hospice where Terri Schiavo is perishing is keeping people with loved ones in the clinic from getting quick access to see their loved ones.

Jennifer Johnson arrived barefoot and in her pajamas when she had been told that her grandfather was dying at the hospice.

She got there one minute after he died.

That's because a police officer demanded identification, and she had none. And after a hospice employee cleared her, another officer halted her for a metal-detecting search.

Johnson calls it a terrible obstacle to put in front of other families.

In her words, "Everything is about Schiavo. It's all about her, and in my family's case, it cost us dearly."

Woodside hospice in Pinellas Park has 70 patients.


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