The fate of Terri Schiavo -- a comatose woman at the forefront of a debate on end-of-life issues -- remains undecided. Gov. Jeb Bush asked Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeals to uphold a 7-month-old law specifically drafted to keep Schiavo alive on a feeding tube. The law drew national attention when it was passed last fall. Three court rulings had previously supported her husband's contention that Schiavo, comatose for 14 years, would not want to live by such means. On Thursday a lower court struck down the law as unconstitutional, ruling it violated Schiavo's right to privacy. She will be kept on a feeding tube at a Clearwater, Fla., nursing home while the governor's appeal is pending. -- by Michael Romano
Fla. governor appeals ruling on feeding-tube law
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