On March 18, 2005, Judge George W. Greer’s order to have Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube removed was enforced, essentially sentencing Terri to a slow death by starvation and dehydration. It took nearly two-weeks. The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network marks the final, horrific days of Terri Schiavo’s inhumane death. Not only to remember Terri, but also to keep in mind the countless people who, as we speak, are suffering slow, agonizing deaths in hospices, nursing homes, and hospitals in America and around the world.
Vatican Weighs in on Schiavo Case
(CNN) — It is rare for Vatican officials to publicly discuss ongoing legal matters. But in the case of Terri Schiavo — a brain-damaged American woman who has been kept alive for 15 years — they have taken the unusual step of harshly criticizing the removal of her feeding tube. They say the procedure amounts to nothing less than a ruthless way to kill a person. “It is euthanasia,” says Javier Lozano, of the Pontiff’s Council for Health. Schiavo is at the center of a legal battle over her life — a battle between her husband and parents, and between politician and judges. On Tuesday, a U.S. federal judge denied an emergency request to reinsert Schiavo’s feeding tube. CONTINUE