Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Update on Terri Schiavo

I just posted this update over at Two or Three (.net):

A great victory today for Terri Schiavo and her parents. Judge Greer has extended the stay against removal of her feeding tube for an additional 48 hours.

State Circuit Court Judge George Greer extended until 5 p.m. Friday an emergency stay that was to expire Wednesday afternoon. He said he needs to decide whether her parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, can have more time to determine if she has greater mental capabilities than previously thought.

It also appears that the State of Florida has decided to intervene:

The Florida Department of Children & Families moved to intervene in the case Wednesday, hours after Gov. Jeb Bush told reporters he was seeking a way to keep Terri Schiavo alive.

Details of DCF's involvement in the case were not immediately available and both the governor's office and the agency declined comment. Greer denied a DCF attorney an opportunity to speak at the afternoon hearing.

A court filing by the agency remained sealed, but attorneys for Schiavo's husband and her parents said it was related to allegations Michael Schiavo abused his wife.

Those allegations, which have been raised before, are based partly on bone scans showing Terri Schiavo suffered fractures and statements she made to family and friends that she was unhappy in her marriage. Michael Schiavo has denied harming his wife.

Please continue to pray for Terri and her family in their ongoing legal battle. Also pray for Judge Greer and that God will grant him the wisdom to make the right decision in this case.

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