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.
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