Congressman Neugebauer Comments On Schiavo Case - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/28/05

Congressman Neugebauer Comments On Schiavo Case

The parents of Terri Schiavo say their daughter is slowly slipping away. It's been eleven days now since the brain-damaged woman has received food or water.

Supporters have made pleas to the governor of Florida, the Capitol and the White House. But, it appears the Schiavo family has run out of legal options. An attorney for her husband says an autopsy will be performed to examine the extent of brain damage.

Monday on NewsChannel 11 at Six, we talked to Lubbock Congressman Randy Neugebauer, about Terri Schiavo's case. He says it's causing the U.S. House to take a closer look at the rights of the disabled.

"What I think that Congress is trying to do is make sure that in cases like this where persons have not made arrangements for a living will that a proper procedures, proper court hearings, are held to make sure that the wishes and the desires and the rights of that person are not violated," said Neugebauer.

Neugebauer also encourages everyone to make their wishes known to family or an attorney and put it writing.

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