Today in History: October 21, 2003

State Enters Schiavo Case

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush orders that a feeding tube be inserted into Terri Schiavo, who has severe brain damage. The state legislature passed “Terri’s Law,” enabling Bush to enter the legal tug-of-war between Schiavo’s parents and her husband. She has no directive conveying her wishes on life-sustaining measures. The feeding tube will be removed for the last time March 18, 2004. She will die 13 days later.