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David Gibbs
Schiavo's feeding is stopped

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday, a chaplain, a doctor and other health care workers prayed in Terri Schiavo's room, gave her Holy Communion through her feeding tube and then tearfully disconnected the life support that has kept her alive for 15 years. The intimate service behind the walls of the hospice where Schiavo has been cared for during the past five years belied the drama playing out in Washington, Tallahassee and courtrooms on both sides of Tampa Bay. It pitted Congress against Florida's state court system, religious beliefs against long-standing right-to-die laws and a distraught husband against his grief-stricken in-laws. At the center was a...