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Legal Options Narrow for Terri Schiavo's Parents

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Legal Options Narrow for Terri Schiavo's Parents

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Legal Options Narrow for Terri Schiavo's Parents

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Terri Schiavo's father Bob Schindler, surrounded by a police escort, leaves the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., March 25, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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A federal judge rejects for a second time a request by Terri Schiavo's parents to restore their daughter's feeding tube.

The U.S. Supreme Court and Florida judges rebuffed the parents' appeals Thursday, leaving them with few legal options.

Schiavo, 41, has been without food and water for a full week. Attorneys for her parents report that she is now showing signs of dehydration. Doctors have said she could live one to two weeks without a feeding tube.

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