Day 5 of Terri’s Court Mandated Death by Starvation and Dehydration

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On March 18, 2005, Judge George W. Greer’s order to have Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube removed was enforced, essentially 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. 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.

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Schiavo Appeal

Published: 03/22/2005

(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