Giffords breathing on her own

Critically wounded congresswoman showing progress: doctor

Gabrielle Giffords is reportedly breathing on her own and is under less sedation after being shot in the head, although her doctors have kept her hooked to a breathing tube. Dr. Michael LeMole has expressed surprise and optimism at her progress, saying, “she has no right to look this good, and she does.” The news comes as the Arizona state legislature voted to ban a planned protest outside the funerals for the slain victims of the Tucson shootings by the controversial Westboro Baptist Church.