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GA Legislator Withdraws Feeding Tube Bill

A Georgia state senator will not pursue feeding-tube legislation.


GEORGIA---Less than two weeks after he filed a bill that would have made it a crime to remove individuals from a feeding tube if they had not left a living will or clearly stated their wishes to their loved ones, Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) withdrew his legislation from consideration. Georgia law does not currently address the issue and Rogers said he was trying to avoid another Terri Schiavo situation.

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