Marking the Anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s Court-Ordered Death by Starvation

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On March 18th, 2005, 6th Circuit Court Judge of Florida, George W. Greer, order to have Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube removed was enforced, essentially sentencing Terri to a slow death by starvation and dehydration. Beginning today, March 18th, and for the next 13 days, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network will mark the final, horrific days of Terri’s inhumane death, not only to remember Terri, but also to keep in mind the countless people who, as we speak, are 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