Last Rites

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For those of you not following the story of Terri Schiavo, the woman being starved to death in Florida, here’s the latest news: a Catholic priest was forbidden to administer last rites to her. She collapsed under mysterious circumstances thirteen years ago - her father suspects the husband. Her parents want her kept alive and her husband wants her feeding tube removed.

[Midnight update:] The Florida legislature has passed a bill tailored to the case, allowing the governor to have Terri Schiavo’s tube reinserted.

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