Florida Senate Rejects Bill

Florida Senate rejects bill to keep Schiavo alive

Another disappointment for Terri Schiavo's  parents, this time from the Florida Senate.

Lawmakers have voted down a bill that could have kept the brain-damaged woman alive. It would have banned patients like Schiavo from being denied food and water without expressly putting their wishes in writing. The vote was 21-to-18.

A federal appeals court twice today refused to order that Schiavo's feeding tube be reinserted. The parents had said they would take the case to the Supreme Court.