Brain Damaged Woman Update

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the parents of a severely brain-damaged woman say they're surprised a judge has discharged an independent guardian for the woman.

Lawyers for the governor are working on a request asking the judge to reinstate Jay Wolfson as Terri Schiavo's independent guardian. They have also requested an automatic stay in the case in another court.

Wolfson had issued a report saying there's virtually no medical evidence Schiavo will ever recover from the persistent vegetative state she entered more than 13 years ago.

The filing for an automatic stay might delay a hearing scheduled for today on the constitutionality of a law used by Bush to order that the woman be kept alive pending further court action.

The woman's husband wants a court to issue a final order striking down the law. He says his wife wouldn't want to be kept alive artificially. Her parents want to keep her alive and see if she will respond to therapy.


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