Last Friday, a Florida state judge ruled in favor of removing Schiavo's feeding tube. Now, a bill passed by an emergency session of Congress and signed into law by President Bush, has granted jurisdiction over the case to a Florida federal court.
A poll out today from ABC shows two-thirds of Americans disapprove of federal intervention in the case, and think that Congress overstepped its bounds for political gain. Many conservatives see the Schiavo case as an extension of their anti-abortion agenda.
Hear about the fate of Terri Schiavo and the political divide in the U.S.
Charles Babington, covers Congress for The Washington Post
Tim Padgett, Miami bureau chief Time magazine covering Schiavo case
Barney Frank (D-MA)
Phil Gingrey (R-GA)
Nate Pursily, professor of law and political science at The University of Pennsylvania
Larry Sabato, Director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics
This program aired on March 21, 2005.