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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Supreme Court turns down Terri's case

Pontius Pilate, eat your heart out:
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down Terri Schiavo's parents Thursday, declining to intervene to keep the brain-damaged woman alive, but their supporters pressed a last-ditch effort in Florida courts. Schiavo's husband, who argues his wife would not want to live in her current state, had urged justices Thursday not to intervene, saying her case has been endlessly litigated. This was at least the fifth time the nation's high court has declined to get involved in the Schiavo case.
"There is no legislative and legal option open to us now. ... Gov. Bush is now the only practical hope for Terri Schiavo. Let us pray now for that," said the Rev. Patrick Mahoney, a Schindler family advocate.
Terri's only hope now is for Gov. Bush to order the Florida Department of Children and Families to place Terri under protective custody, allowing her to receive nutrition and hydration while DCF investigates allegations that she was abused while in hospice. It's St. Jude time. Wow. As it turns out, St. Jude isn't only the patron of desperate causes. He's also the patron of hospitals and the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. Guess what diocese Terri is dying in right now.

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