I’ve written here about Terri Schiavo – a woman in Florida whose mind has long since died, but whose body is being kept alive at the insistence of Terri’s parents, and over the objections of Terri’s husband – a few times. After a court ruled against Terri’s parents, the Florida legislature – kow-towing to the Christian right – passed a law saying that Jeb Bush could overturn the court’s decision. In an earlier post, I wrote:
Happily, as Prometheus 6 reports, the Florida Supreme Court has now overturned “Terri’s Law.” This doesn’t mean that Terri Schiavo’s mindless body will finally be allowed to die, because there are still ongoing court cases; but it does establish that the executive branch doesn’t have the right to overturn any court decision Jeb Bush disagrees with.
(For folks wanting more information about Terri’s law and the Terri Schiavo case, here are some useful links.)
UPDATE: I just now ran into this series of truly excellent posts on the Terri Schiavo case, over on RangelMD.com. Required reading, especially if you’re interested in the medical aspects of this debate.