Full Court Rejects Schiavo Parents' Appeal

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4557457/4557841" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript
Terri Schiavo's sister, father and mother leave her hospice

Terri Schiavo's sister, father and mother leave her hospice. Reuters hide caption

itoggle caption Reuters

The Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta refuses a request from the parents of Terri Schiavo for an emergency hearing on reinserting their brain-damaged daughter's feeding tube. Schiavo's parents say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case.

Appeals Court Opinions

Read both the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel's decision, and the following full court refusal to review:

The hospice patient's feeding tube was disconnected Friday at the behest of her husband. Her parents are seeking to have it reinserted. The court's 10-2 vote formalizes an earlier rejection of the filing by Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler.

In Florida, Gov. Jeb Bush announced he's considering whether Terri Schiavo should be placed in adult protective custody.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.