This year marks the 18th anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death, when on March 18, 2005, Florida Judge, George W. Greer’s order to have Terri’s feeding tube removed was enforced, sentencing Terri to a slow death by starvation and dehydration. It took almost two-weeks.
The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network marks the final, horrific days of Terri Schiavo’s inhumane death. This is not only to remember Terri, but 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.
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Schiavo Appeal
(First Baptist) – The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday morning again refused to get involved in the Terri Schiavo case, apparently exhausting all legal options in federal court for Schiavo’s parents. Without comment the justices refused to order the re-insertion of Schiavo’s feeding tube. The news came one day after Schiavo’s parents lost twice at the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. If Schiavo’s feeding tube is not re-inserted, she will die of starvation and dehydration within a matter of days.
Now, the only hope for Schiavo’s parents — Bob and Mary Schindler — seemingly rests with Florida state officials. The Miami Herald reported Wednesday afternoon that Florida state officials are considering taking Schiavo into custody and re-inserting her feeding tube.
The newspaper reported that officials may use a law that allows the state to take a “vulnerable adult” into custody if “there is a demonstrated need for protection.” CONTINUE