Brain Damaged Woman

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Florida appeals court has barred the parents of a brain damaged woman from intervening in a legal battle over keeping her alive.

Bob and Mary Schindler want to join the fight over the constitutionality of "Terri's Law."

The October law allowed Gov. Jeb Bush to order the reinsertion of a feeding tube to keep Terri Schiavo alive. She's been in a vegetative state for 14 years.

Her husband, Michael Schiavo, is suing the governor to overturn the law. He says she would have not have wanted to be kept alive artificially.

The state Supreme Court hears arguments Aug. 31. The parents wanted to join the governor as a party to the case.

The appeals court ruling does not bar them from filing documents related to the case.


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