Monday, February 21, 2005

Terri Schiavo Gets No Break

The following paragraph is not posted to the Joni and Friends Homepage. The blurb was written by Sanda Allyson, JAF Journalist.

AGOURA HILLS, February 11 - Pinellas County Circuit Judge George Greer handed down today another refusal to set aside his previous order which provides for the execution of Terri Schiavo. The ruling in question calls for the removal of Terri’s feeding and hydration tube with the intention of her death. Though this is another disappointing ruling for Terri’s parents, the Schindlers, it is not yet the end of the legal road. The Schindlers attorney said they would file for appeal of this ruling, ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review another issue, and ask Judge Greer to issue a stay of the order while they continue to pursue their legal options. The order previously handed down by Greer in February 2000 was not carried out due to a stay also issued by Greer. That stay is set to expire the 21st of this month, which, according to Schiavo’s attorney, would make Terri’s husband, Micahael Schiavo, free to remove his wife’s feeding tube. Terri Schindler Schiavo, 41, collapsed 15 years ago from lack of oxygen to the brain. It is unclear what caused the collapse, though doctors have suggested both strangulation and potassium imbalance. The oxygen deprivation caused severe brain damage, but Terri does not require life support and continues to interact purposefully with her visitors.

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