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Bush Signs GOP Law in Schiavo Case

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Bush Signs GOP Law in Schiavo Case

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Bush Signs GOP Law in Schiavo Case

Bush Signs GOP Law in Schiavo Case

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NPR's Eric Weiner reports on the latest legal and political moves concerning Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman. President Bush and Congress have stepped into the debate over whether the woman, who has lived in a "persistent vegetative state" since suffering a heart attack 15 years ago, should have her feeding tube connected again. On Monday, Bush signed emergency legislation passed by Republican lawmakers that gives Schiavo's parents the right to ask a federal judge to re-connect the feeding tube.