Florida Brain Damaged Woman

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court will not reinstate a Florida law that barred a husband from having a feeding tube removed from his brain-damaged wife.

Justices, without comment Monday, rejected an appeal from Gov. Jeb Bush.

The case deals with Terri Schiavo who's been in a vegetative state since 1990. In 2003, Florida lawmakers passed special legislation requiring that Schiavo's feeding tube be reconnected.

Her husband had fought to have it removed. He says she would not want to be kept alive this way. But the woman's parents contend their son-in-law wants to be free to marry someone else.

The decision may not be the last word in the case. The woman's father says he doesn't know what the next step will be. He calls the court rulings "judicial homicide."

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