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A supporter embraced Bob Schindler, Terri Schiavo's father, outside the hospice yesterday. Schindler and his wife have fought to keep their daughter alive, saying she would wish it and that despite her vegetative state, she responds to their presence.
A supporter embraced Bob Schindler, Terri Schiavo's father, outside the hospice yesterday. Schindler and his wife have fought to keep their daughter alive, saying she would wish it and that despite her vegetative state, she responds to their presence. (Getty Images Photo / Tim Boyles) Getty Images Photo / Tim Boyles

Feeding tube is removed

Despite congressional efforts, Fla. woman taken off life support

By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / March 19, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- Florida doctors yesterday removed the feeding tube that has been keeping Terri Schiavo alive for 15 years, despite the extraordinary, last-minute efforts of Republican congressional leaders to extend her life by summoning the brain-damaged woman to appear before Congress later this month. (Full article: 1200 words)

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