Parents to Fight Order Terminating Life-Support

The father of a brain-damaged Florida woman said a judge’s ruling Friday ordering his daughter’s feeding tube to be removed March 18 is ‘a temporary relief.’

The parents’ attorney, David Gibbs, said he will appeal to the US Supreme Court contending that [his daughter], who has been severely brain-damaged since she suffered heart failure in 1990, is being denied her religious liberty rights. Gibbs said he and his legal team will work to prevent the feeding tube from being removed on March 18.

Schindler and his wife, Mary, say she could be in a minimally aware state and that her husband, who is living with another woman, may not have their daughter’s best interests at heart. Gibbs has filed a motion seeking to have Michael Schiavo removed as Terri Schiavo’s guardian.

A top Vatican official, Cardinal Renato Martino, on Friday called for Schiavo to be kept on life support. The Schindlers have disputed [that] their daughter would want to forgo treatment. They also have said that as a Roman Catholic, she would oppose euthanasia, which is against church teachings.

Source: CNN News