March 18: Feeding tube is removed.
  • March 19: Congressional leaders from both parties agree on a bill that would allow a federal court to review the case and prolong Terri Schiavo's life.
  • March 20-21: Congress passes the bill after members scramble to return to Washington for an early morning vote. President Bush signs the bill outside his White House bedroom.
  • March 22: U.S. District Judge James Whittemore refuses to order the reinsertion of the tube. Parents appeal to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • March 23: The 11th Circuit declines to order the reinsertion of the tube. The Schindlers turn to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • March 24: The U.S. Supreme Court denies the appeal.
  • March 25: The Schindlers again ask Greer to intervene, saying she tried to say: "I want to live."
  • March 26: Greer rejects another plea from the Schindlers; Florida Supreme Court declines to intervene.
  • March 29: 11th Circuit agrees to consider the Schindlers' emergency bid for a new hearing.
  • March 30: The 11th Circuit declines to intervene. Hours later, the Schindlers appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which also refuses to intervene.
  • March 31: Terri Schiavo dies.

    Sources: Kathy Cerminara, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Kenneth Goodman, University of Miami Ethics Programs, Associated Press.