Monday, October 04, 2004
Florida Governor Appeals
Florida Governor Appeals Court's Decision Overturning Terri Schiavo's Law
by Steven Ertelt
October 4, 2004
Tallahassee, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Florida Governor Jeb Bush has directed his attorneys to ask the state's high court to reexamine its decision overturning Terri's Law, the provision that authorized Bush to ask doctors to reinsert Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. The move prevented her painful death from starvation.
In a unanimous 7-0 ruling two weeks ago, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the law violated the separation of powers clause in the state constitution by essentially allowing Governor Bush to overturn a lower court's decision allowing Terri's estranged husband Michael to end her life.
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