Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Euthanasia by Omission

Federal U.S. District Judge James Whittemore has denied the request that Terri Schiavo's feeding tube be re-inserted.

Terri's Mom and Dad wait in court Posted by Hello

In his 13 page ruling Whittmore wrote "This court concludes that Theresa Schiavo's life and liberty interests were adequately protected by the extensive process provided in the state courts" and that as he was bound by the constraints of the law and as he didn't see a "substantial likelihood" that the Schindler's case would succeed, her feeding was not to be resumed.

This means that Terri's case will not be heard in Federal Court. It also means she will die. I imagine there will be an appeal, but I am not hopeful.

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