Terry Schiavo suffered brain death in 1990 after her heart stopped. Because of extensive brain damage, Terry will never recover. She is in a persistent vegetative state. She has existed on life support ever since. The feeding tubes were removed on Friday. Her husband supports this. Neurologists said this is a painless death.
Terry's parents are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to reinsert the tubes. These petitions had previously been defeated in court numerous times. This latest appeal was dismissed. Florida Governor Jeb Bush tried to have Terry Schiavo put in state custody so her feeding tube could be reinstered. A judge has blocked the Governor from doing so. "The president is saddened by the latest ruling," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Thursday morning.
Why is the government always interfering in matters that don't concern them? Granted, the parents of Terry Schiavo have the right to appeal to the courts. Michael Schiavo claims Terry told him she would never wish to be on life support. The death is painless. No abuse is involved. Because this is the case the government has no leg to stand on. Her husband has a right to remove life support. The doctors, the husband, and the family are the only people with the right to decide her fate. Why is Governor Jeb Bush interfering? He has no right to keep this woman in a vegetative state. The main problem is that the Federal government has become too powerful.