Michael Schiavo

(Terri Schiavo case)

Michael Schiavo
Michael Schiavo
  • Born: December 3, 1963
  • Died: March 31, 2005
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Insurance Clerk

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The Terri Schiavo case was a right-to-die legal case in the United States from 1990 to 2005, involving Theresa Marie Schiavo, a woman in an irreversible persistent vegetative state. Schiavo's husband and legal guardian argued that Schiavo would not have wanted prolonged artificial life support without the prospect of recovery, and elected to remove her feeding tube. Schiavo's parents disputed her husband's assertions and challenged Schiavo's medical diagnosis, arguing in favor of continuing artificial nutrition and hydration. The highly publicized and prolonged series of legal challenges presented by her parents, which ultimately involved state and federal politicians up to the level of President George W. Bush, caused a seven-year delay before Schiavo's feeding tube was ultimately removed.

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And then they sign an affidavit swearing that she's not in a vegetative stage. I'll tell you. That's a doctor you really want; they can look at a picture and make a diagnosis.
And they talk about their bona fide doctors. They have a list of doctors that signed affidavits from looking at a picture of Terry. That's where they get their information from, by looking at a picture.
I believe in the vows that I took with my wife. Through sickness, in health, for richer or poorer. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I married my wife because I love her and I want to spend the rest of my life with her. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I moved on with my life but I still have a big commitment to Terri. I made her a promise. Life
It's not about the money. This is about Terri. It's not about the Schindlers, it's not about the legislators, it's not about me, it's about what Terri Schiavo wanted. Money, Coins & Minting
Make a living will. Talk about it. Death is going to happen to everybody. Write it down. Even if you write it on a piece of paper at home and have your family witness it, you need to write it down. Death ;Families, Children & Parenting
People make these comments all the time. They talk about this with their loved ones every day. People's feedings - tube feedings - are stopped across this country every day. Time
She didn't leave any written instructions. She has verbally expressed her wishes to me and other people.
The reason why I've been keeping private for the longest time ever here, I've always wanted to protect my wife's privacy. I don't like - I didn't want to put her picture all over the news. I just wanted to keep her private. Time
What kind of government is this? This is a human being. This is not right, and I'm telling everybody you better call your congressman, because they're going to run your life. Life ;Government
What they're doing is, they're making the decisions for us. That's what this country is coming down to. They're going to make the decisions for us.
You know, my parents, they raised me to be a fighter.