Schiavo Dies After Feeding Tube Removed
Mar 31, 10:06 AM (ET)
By MIKE SCHNEIDER
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman whose final years tethered to a feeding tube sparked a bitter feud over her fate that divided a family and a nation, died Thursday, her husband's attorney said.
Schiavo, 41, died quietly in a Pinellas Park hospice 13 days after her feeding tube was removed despite extraordinary intervention by Florida lawmakers, Congress and President Bush - efforts that were rebuffed at every turn by the courts.
Her death was confirmed to The Associated Press by Michael Schiavo's attorney, George Felos, and announced to reporters outside her hospice by a family adviser.
I just think this is terrible. Even though my opinion about this is very mixed, I still think starving someone to death is terrible. RIP terri. I agree that it is definitely soley the husbands choice, if I was him i would have let someone take care of her. If someone is willing to take care of this women knowing her condition, why not let them? Starving her is a terrible way for her to die, even that it may be painless, it is still very inhumane.
Theres so many twists to this story. Susposivly hes in for the money, but that wouldnt make sense because he was offered 10 million dollars to give her up to her parents. They've said hes in it for his wifes wishes of not keeping her alive like artifically, but he only started using that argument 10yrs after the legal battles started... Obviously none of this matters now...
I can see it now, the next headline about this will be, "The battle for Terri's body continues in court today."
edit: i wanted to actually state my opinion about this, i didnt post it when i first made the thread