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US Lawmakers Consider Bill on Brain-Damaged Woman


The U.S. Congress has convened a rare Sunday session to consider legislation aimed at prolonging the life of a brain-damaged Florida woman whose feeding tube has been removed.

President Bush is on his way back to Washington, D.C. with plans of signing the bill into law, assuming lawmakers pass it as expected.

The legislation would allow a federal court to decide if the woman, Terri Schiavo, should be kept alive.

Mr. Schiavo's feeding tube was removed Friday after years of legal battles. Her parents want the tube re-inserted to prolong her life, while her husband has argued she did not want to be kept alive artificially.

Action on the bill has been put off until later today or early Monday, while House Republicans assemble a quorum for a full vote.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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