Congress Intervenes in Schiavo Case
Terri Schiavo's is the most extensively litigated right-to-die case in US history, according to legal authorities, but that wasn't good enough for the Congress or President Bush, who signed extraordinary emergency legislation in the wee hours this morning to keep her alive. Now Federal Judge James Whittemore is being asked to counteract Florida courts and re-insert Schiavo's feeding tube. What's the evidence that Schiavo could be "rehabilitated" with proper treatment? What are the legal obligations of spouses and parents, and what about states' rights? We get an update and debate several aspects of the case from journalists, pollsters, doctors, legal experts, medical ethicists and religious advocates, and Congressman Don Weldon, author of last week's House bill on patients like Schiavo. Reporter's Notebook: Decade after Dayton Accords, Balkan War Criminals Still Free A decade after the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war between the Balkan countries that once comprised Yugoslavia, psychologists say entire populations still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite the efforts of the UN, suspected war criminals are still at large, and economic recovery just hasn't happened. Janine Di Giovanni, author of Madness Visible: A Memoir of War, reports on the continuing impact of brutality and inhumanity.