Terri Schiavo

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A woman who suffered an anoxic insult in 1990, fell into a persistent vegetative state and was kept alive for the next 15 years while her husband fought to have her removed from life support and her parents fought to maintain it
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Congress, Senate, An Act for the Relief of the Parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo, 109th Cong.
Congress, which in March 2005 passed the For the Relief of the Parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo Act.
A survey of the commentary following the conclusion of the Theresa Marie Schiavo matter leaves one with the impression that the case was a victory for the cause of autonomy and the right of self-determination in the end-of-life context.
24, 2003, at A1; Editorial, Theresa Marie Schiavo, N.
District Court for the Middle District of Florida to "hear, determine, and render judgment on a suit or claim by or on behalf of Theresa Marie Schiavo for the alleged violation of any right of Theresa Marie Schiavo under the Constitution or laws of the United States relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain life.
For Theresa Marie Schiavo, good science, good medicine, and the careful application of the law were not enough.
686, which provides that the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida shall have jurisdiction to hear, determine, and render judgment on a suit or claim by or on behalf of Theresa Marie Schiavo for the alleged violation of any right of Theresa Marie Schiavo under the Constitution or laws of the United States relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain her life; provides that any parent of Theresa Marie Schiavo shall have standing to bring a suit under the Act; and establishes other procedures for a suit under the Act.
Wolfson, A Report to Governor Jeb Bush in the Matter of Theresa Marie Schiavo, 1 December 2003.
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida shall have jurisdiction to hear, determine and render judgment on a suit or claim by or on behalf of Theresa Marie Schiavo for the alleged violation of any right of Theresa Marie Schiavo under the Constitution or laws of the United States relating to the withdrawing or withholding of food, fluids, or mental treatment necessary to sustain life.
One might object that the Act seems to authorize more than one suit; standing is granted to "[a]ny parent of Theresa Marie Schiavo," Pub.
3) That act did not create any substantive rights, but instead provided for federal jurisdiction in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida over "a suit or claim by or on behalf of Theresa Marie Schiavo for the alleged violation of any right of Theresa Marie Schiavo under the Constitution or laws of the United States relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain her life.