ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The vote by the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals not to hear arguments on the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube noted.
(Pinellas Park, Florida: Jeffrey Kofman) The declining legal options for Terri's parents & the latest medical & political maneuverings examined. [Florida Governor Jeb BUSH - says a neurologist thinks Terri has been misdiagnosed & is in a state of minimal consciousness rather than a persistent vegetative state.] [Florida Department of Children & Families Lucy HADI- says Dr. William Cheshire did not examine her.] Cheshire's background noted & a statement about Terri's diagnosis quoted. [Former acting Solicitor General Walter DELLINGER- says it would be illegal for the state to take her into custody.] [State senator Skip CAMPBELL- comments on decision making.] [Brother Bobby SCHINDLER- promises to keep trying to save his sister.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Boston: Tim Johnson) The remarkable ambiguity of Cheshire's document & his medical background & point of view discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Supreme Court: Claire Shipman) The reasons why the Supreme Court is not likely to take on this case from the states reviewed & discussed.