10 years later, Terri Schiavo’s death still haunts

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When the feeding tube was removed from Terri Schindler Schiavo in 2005, she swallowed, she laughed, she loved and she was not in a persistent vegetative state as the media indicated, according to her brother, Bobby Schindler. Less than two weeks later, she was gone, having been starved and dehydrated to death.

“If you go back and look at her records, she was starting to form words,” her brother told WND. “It was really encouraging to our family, and to Michael (Terri’s husband) right at first.”

So how did it end up with Terri’s family and husband in court fighting each other, her ultimate death after a court ordered doctors to withhold food and water on her husband’s request, and the still-simmering controversy a decade later?

It’s a tragedy that tore apart relationships and divided the nation.

Terri had collapsed in her Florida home for unknown reason and was taken to a hospital by first responders who feared she was dead. She was comatose for a time, then started responding and was moved to a care center. Her family members say she was getting better.

Then there was a deterioration in Terri’s condition. Bobby Schindler alleges it was after Michael started dating that he cut off Terri’s therapy and then eventually petitioned the court to withdraw medical treatment, which included food and water.

“If you look at the timeline, and you see Michael’s actions, you can see that this was all calculated,” Schindler alleged… CLICK TO CONTINUE READING

  • JP SloanePhD

    President Bush said he would intervene, he didn’t he just rubbed his hands and looked troubled. This was the beginning of acceptable—court approved—euthanasia in the American psyche. I too think about her
    often. This event was just the beginning of the demise of, “The Late Great United States!” What we have in the White House now may very well be God’s judgement upon America. This is Holy Week and it would behoove
    all of us that love God and love America to revisit 2 Chronicles 7 which
    promises:

    “if my people, who are called by my name, will
    humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV)