Terri Schiavo info
This story first hit the news a couple years ago when Mr. Schiavo won a case that let him remove the tube and remove it he did. After massive public outcry, Governor Jeb Bush pushed a bill through the State Legislature making that action illegal. After quite a few days of starvation and dehydration the tube was reinserted.
Later, a string of additional lawsuits were brought by Mr. Schiavo and a judge declared the new law unconstitutional. Lately it's been an ongoing battle of back-and-forth, as multiple temporary stays on the tube's removal are intermittently granted.
There's a lot of disgusting things about this case. The mainstream press and media have swallowed the story of a select few doctors who have supported Mr. Schiavo; therefore you often hear her described as in a "persistent vegetative state," or on "artificial" life support--such claims have been denounced by the staff in charge of her, her parents, and other doctors. What most people don't know is that the few doctors who are arguing to kill her have spent a marginal length of time examining her--a few hours at the most.
Fact: Terri she is alive, she breaths on her own, reacts to people, eats like any other disabled person and even has a small vocabulary, yet she has been denied any rehabilitation.
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