Jeb Bush Files For Custody
Of Terri Schiavo


PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush filed a request to take custody of Terri Schiavo (search) on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court (search) once again refused to order the severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube reinserted.
Circuit Court Judge George Greer (search), who has consistently ruled that Schiavo did not want to be kept alive artificially, is expected to decide by noon on Bush's request. He also barred the Department of Children & Families in an emergency order from taking custody of the woman.
Turning custody of Schiavo over to the state would be an unprecedented and highly unlikely move.
"Absent of kidnapping, Terri Schiavo will remain in this hospice," said Bob Felos, an attorney for Michael Schiavo, Terri's husband and legal guardian.
But just as unlikely was the prospect that Bush would give up trying to get Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted before exhausting every legal option, no matter how remote.
"The governor is disappointed [at the Supreme Court decision] and will continue to do whatever he can within the law to save Terri's life," Bush spokesman Jacob DiPietre said.



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