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Friday, March 18, 2005

Terri Schiavo spared for time being

Terri Schiavo will live to fight another day:
A state judge on Friday temporarily blocked the removal of the feeding tube for severely brain-damaged Terri Schiavo as legal wrangling continued over efforts by congressional Republicans to keep her alive. Pinellas Circuit Court Chief Judge David Demers ordered that the feeding tube remain in place past a 1 p.m. deadline while fellow Judge George Greer, who is presiding over the Schiavo case, deals with conflicting legal issues. The delay came after U.S. Senate and House committees in the Republican-controlled Congress issued subpoenas for Schiavo, her husband, Michael Schiavo, and her caregivers to appear at hearings on March 25 and March 28 which would in effect keep her alive for the time being.
In the Florida state senate, Sen. Daniel Webster lived up to the oratorical standards of his name with a great analogy:

danielwebster.jpg Florida Sen. Daniel Webster, (R-Winter Garden) tries to make a point using a one hundred dollar bill that it has value whether it's crumpled up or crisp and new, in connection with the Terri Schiavo case

How much more valuable is a human being?

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