The U. S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal from Terri Schiavo's parents in their attempts to get her feeding tube reinserted. The legal options remaining for Schiavo's parents are dwindling rapidly. Clearly the federal courts have shown contempt for the mandate given by Congress in legislation passed last weekend.
The precedent that has been set by this case is frightening. It is up to our elected representatives to step up and ensure that this does not happen again.