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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Terri Schiavo Has Died

The Washington Post and others are reporting that Terri Schiavo died this morning in a Pinellas County hospice 13 days after removal of her gastrostomy tube.  Her death came the day after her parents' appeals were denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Although this brings the legal odyssey of the Schindler and Schiavo families to an end, the fallout from the most litigated right-to-die case in American history will undountedly linger.  In addition to the announced intention of Congress to consider legislation in this area (as evidenced by Section 9 of S. 686), states are reconsidering their laws on the subject, as well (as reported by the New York Times this morning).  [tm]

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