‘Do something,’ Terri Schiavo’s mother begs governor.
|A request to intervene|
Speaking to reporters Good Friday evening outside the hospice where her daughter lie dying, Terri Schiavo’s mother was to the point. “Gov. Bush, you have the power to save my daughter. It’s been seven days, please do something.”
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PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (BP)--On Friday, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George W. Greer heard arguments on a motion filed by Schindler attorney David Gibbs III asking Greer to vacate his Feb. 11, 2000, order authorizing the removal of Schiavo’s feeding tube, and his Feb. 25, 2005, order that the feeding tube be removed on Mar. 18.
According to the motion, the basis for the latest action was the filing of new affidavits by individuals who believe there may be new “clear and convincing” evidence regarding Terri Schiavo’s medical condition and her end-of-life wishes.
Dr. William Cheshire Jr., a neurologist at Jacksonville’s Mayo Clinic, in his affidavit said it is his medical opinion after seeing Terri Schiavo in person and examining her medical records that she is not in a persistent vegetative state, but instead may be in a minimally conscious state. Read More