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Judge Orders Schiavo Feeding Tube Removed

By Fri, 18 March 2005 No Comments
Mitch Stacy
Associated Press
18 March 2005

The presiding judge in the case of Terri Schiavo ruled Friday that the feeding tube keeping the brain-damaged woman alive must be removed, despite efforts by congressional Republicans to block the move by seeking her appearance at hearings.

Pinellas Circuit Judge George Greer refused a request from U.S. House attorneys to delay the removal, which he had previously ordered to take place at 1 p.m. EST. Greer determined that it should go forward about an hour after another judge issued a temporary delay blocking the tube’s removal (saying), “I have had no cogent reason why the (congressional) committee should intervene.”

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