Compromise bill may put Schiavo case in federal court

Washington -- Congressional leaders reached a compromise Saturday on legislation to force the case of Terri Schiavo into federal court, an extraordinary intervention intended to prolong the life of the brain-damaged woman.

Top lawmakers in both the House and the Senate said they hoped to pass the compromise bill as early as today. They said it would allow Schiavo's parents to ask a federal judge to restore her feeding tube on the grounds that their daughter's constitutional rights were being violated by the withholding of nutrition needed to keep her alive.

President Bush changed his schedule to return to Washington from his Texas ranch today to be on hand to sign the legislation in the event it passes Congress.
I'm glad there aren't any more pressing issues to be dealt with like a war or the economy.

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