Marking the 15th Anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s Court-Ordered Death by Dehydration

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On March 18th, 2005, Florida Judge, George W. Greer ordered the removal of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube, essentially sentencing Terri to a slow thirteen-day death by starvation and dehydration. For the next thirteen days, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network will commemorate the final, horrific days of Terri’s inhumane death. This is not only to remember Terri, but also to call attention to the countless people who are currently suffering slow, agonizing deaths in hospices, nursing homes, and hospitals in America and around the world.

Congressional Intervention Fails to Spare Terri Schiavo

Published: 03/18/2005

(WND) – Doctors removed Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube carrying out her estranged husband’s requested court order allowing the brain-damaged woman to starve to death over the objections of her parents. Barring an intervention, Terri Schiavo is expected to live another week to 10 days.

Reports conflict over whether Michael Schiavo was present when the tube was removed. A spokesman for Michael Schiavo told BayNews9 TV in Tampa, Fla., Michael Schiavo was in attendance, that a prayer service was held first and then Michael called him after doctors completed their work. “He was hard to understand,” said John Centonze, the brother of Michael Schiavo’s live-in fiance Jodi Centonze, with whom Schiavo has two children.

“He was pretty emotional, upset and crying about it,” said John Centonze. “You know, he still loves her. That was the love of his life.” However, Michael Schiavo’s attorney, right-to-die advocate George Felos, told reporters at a news conference televised by WFTS-TV that a “representative of Michael Schiavo” was present in his stead.

Michael Schiavo, who has been living with Jodi Centonze for 10 years, has said he will marry her after his wife’s death. CONTINUE