Terri Schiavo Timeline

The Schindler family and their supporters hold a 24-hour vigil at the Pinellas Park hospice where Terri lives, but it doesn't stop doctors from removing the feeding tube in line with the judge's order. Bush pledges to search for possible legal options to resume feedings.

Oct. 21, 2003

Gov. Bush signs "Terri's Law," which was passed by the two houses of the state legislature the day before, and issues an order to reinsert the feeding tube. Two state courts had rejected the Schindler's request to reinsert the feeding tube four days earlier.

Dec. 2, 2003

An independent guardian concludes there is "no reasonable medical hope" that Terri will improve.

Sept. 23, 2004

The Florida Supreme Court strikes down "Terri's Law" as unconstitutional, supporting a ruling made May 6 by Circuit Judge W. Douglas Baird.

Oct. 22, 2004

Greer refuses to hold a new trial, which the family had sought based on comments from Pope John Paul II calling the withdrawal of food and hydration from the disabled a sin.

Dec. 1, 2004

Bush's attorneys ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case on "Terri's Law."

Dec. 29, 2004

The 2nd District Court of Appeal upholds Greer's decision not to grant a new trial.

Jan. 24, 2005

The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear the appeal brought by Gov. Bush's attorneys.

Jan. 28, 2005

An attorney for the Schindlers asks Greer to allow him to proceed with a motion arguing that Terri's due-process rights were violated because she has never had her own attorney.

Feb. 22, 2005

The 2nd District Court of Appeal clears the way for Michael Schiavo to remove Terri's feeding tube, then Pinellas Circuit Court Judge Greer issued an emergency stay blocking removal of the feeding tube for until 5 p.m. the next day.

Feb. 23, 2005

Greer again issues an emergency stay, blocking removal of the feeding tube for another two days, until 5 p.m. Feb. 25.

Feb. 24, 2005

The Schindlers' attorney says the state social services agency has asked for a 60-day delay in the removal of the feeding tube so it can investigate new allegations the woman was abused and neglected.

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