Brain Damaged Woman

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Supreme Court agreed 4-3 to hear the case. It involves a law allowing Gov. Jeb Bush to order doctors to continue to feed Terri Schiavo by a tube at her Pinellas County nursing home.

Michael Schiavo has sued Bush, challenging an October law which allowed the governor to order the reinsertion of the feeding tube six days after her husband had it removed. Michael Schiavo contends his 40-year-old wife once told him she does not want to be kept alive artificially. She has been in a persistent vegetative state for about 13 years.

Schiavo's parents say she recognizes them and they contend she would want to be kept alive.

The state Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments on the case for Aug. 31.


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