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Originally posted by junglejake
The family says she'd want to live, the husband that she'd want to die.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Before she was the severely brain-damaged patient at the center of a legal dispute over whether she should live or die, Terri Schiavo was a young woman who desperately wanted to be thin.
At 26, she was strikingly beautiful with delicate features. But she had spent her childhood and high school years as a chubby and shy girl, standing just 5-foot-3 and weighing 200 pounds at her heaviest.
When she finally lost 65 pounds in her late teens, men started to pay attention - including the man who would become her husband, Michael Schiavo, who was tall and handsome.
But keeping the weight off was a struggle for Terri Schiavo, and years later - after her heart stopped briefly, cutting off oxygen to the brain - a malpractice case brought against a doctor on her behalf would reveal she had been trying to survive on liquids and was making herself throw up after meals. The Schiavos' lawyer said her 1990 collapse was caused by a potassium imbalance brought on by an eating disorder.
It is a cruel twist lost on no one close to the case: A woman who is said to have struggled with an eating disorder is now in the middle of a court battle over whether her feeding tube should be removed so that she can starve to death.
Gaz, if you think she's already in agony, why do you support putting her through increasing agony for a longer time?
Evil person you are sir, killing an innocent woman.
Originally posted by jsobecky
If it were my decision, I'd let the family care for her. Why not?
Originally posted by SkipShipman
Her husband is a total creep, and took all the money that was supposed to go to her care,
now the NWO controlled courts want this as a straw man legal precedent to blow away protections from our system.
This monster the husband, won't even allow tooth brushing and such care for his wife.
The question is not about a vegetative state, it is not about someone in a coma, it is about a living breathing human being who simply needs a feeding tube because she is paralyzed and brain damaged.
You shills in Dilbert cubes who are paid to post in her can go take a flying leap.