Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2003 / 22:00 pm
A coalition of 14 disability rights groups issued a statement yesterday in support of Terri Schiavo's right to life.
"As spokespeople for millions of Americans with disabilities and their families, we stand with (Terri Schiavo) to protect her civil and human rights as a living American," the statement said. "She requires the equal protection of the law."
The coalition includes ADA Watch, Center on Human Policy and World Association of Persons with Disabilities.
However, the brain-damaged Florida woman, who recently had her feeding tube reinserted upon the order of Gov. Jeb Bush, is still at the heart of a heated legal battle. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, plans to file a suit against Bush Wednesday. Michael plans to argue in court that Bush's order to reinsert the feeding tube is unconstitutional.