Local Votes on the Schiavo Bill

The legislation: The bill gave the parents of Terri Schiavo the right to file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging that Schiavo's rights related to life-sustaining medical treatment had been violated under the Constitution or federal law. The bill passed the House and Senate and was signed into law by President Bush.

Local Votes on the Schiavo Bill

SOURCE: Congressional Quarterly, staff reporting | GRAPHIC: BY TOBEY-THE WASHINGTON POST


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