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Congressional Republicans Vow to Continue Efforts to Try to Keep Schiavo Alive

Congressional Republicans are vowing to continue efforts to try to keep a severely brain-damaged woman alive.

The feeding tube for the woman, Terri Schiavo, was removed Friday, after years of legal battles between her parents - who wanted the tube to remain - and her husband, who said she had told him she would not have wanted to live artificially.

The Supreme Court Friday rejected a request from Congressional Republicans to intervene. The lawmakers say they will work on legislation to keep the 41-year-old alive.

Her husband says the politicians are interfering in a personal matter. Mrs. Schiavo's' mother Saturday stood outside her daughter's hospice in Florida and begged President Bush and national and state lawmakers to keep her daughter alive.

Mrs. Schiavo suffered severe brain damage in 1990 after she collapsed and oxygen was cut to her brain.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.