Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Once again, reason rules.

Court Rejects Schiavo Parents' Request

By ELIOTT C. McLAUGHLIN, Associated Press Writer

ATLANTA - For the second time in less than a day, a federal appeals court Wednesday rejected a bid by Terri Schiavo's parents to have her feeding tube reinserted. Florida lawmakers, meanwhile, debated another last-ditch effort to prolong her life.

In a 10-2 decision, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused Bob and Mary Schindler's request for an "expedited rehearing" by the full court. A three-judge panel from the court ruled against the family earlier Wednesday.

The court did not immediately give an explanation for its decision. The parents have vowed to take their fight to the U.S. Supreme Court , which has refused to get involved previously.