March 22, 2005

Federal judge refuses to allow Schiavo's feeding tube to be reinserted

A federal judge in Florida has refused this morning to allow Terri Schiavo's feeding tube to be reinserted.

The ruling, handed down at about 6:30 this morning, denies the emergency request from lawyers representing Schiavo's parents.

U.S. District Judge James Whittemore denied the request by Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, who sought to restore feeding and hydration for the 41-year-old woman while the legal arguments over her fate moved forward. The judge said the parents had not established a "substantial likelihood of success" at a future trial on the merits of their arguments.

Rex Sparklin, an attorney with the law firm representing Terri Schiavo's parents, said lawyers were immediately appealing to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to "save Terri's life."

The 11th Circuit is said to have announced a 9A ET ruling in the appeal on this case.

UPDATE (10A): Terri's parents have appealed to the 11th Circuit in Atlanta.

Posted by mhking at March 22, 2005 07:26 AM

It seems to me that this is a situation of a person with a mental handicap.
On a sliding scale…at what point is the life of a mentally handicapped person to be rendered worthless by someone else?
And just who has the right to make that determination?
Some on the left would declare that if we do not agree with them, then we are mentally handicapped! Didn’t Dean call us “Brain-dead"???

Posted by: Joe Runyon at March 22, 2005 11:53 AM


We got your links yesterday. You don't need to repost them to advocate your cause.

Posted by: mhking at March 22, 2005 12:04 PM
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