Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Whittemore refuses to have Terri's feeding tube reinserted

The Yahoo story is here.

U.S. District Judge James Whittemore said the 41-year-old woman's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, had not established a "substantial likelihood of success" at trial on the merits of their arguments.

Whittemore wrote that Schiavo's "life and liberty interests" had been protected by Florida courts. Despite "these difficult and time strained circumstances," he wrote, "this court is constrained to apply the law to the issues before it."

They are appealling to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

Keep checking Blogs for Terri for updates.

The text of Whittemore's decision can be found here.

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