TAMPA, FL (AP)-- A judge on Friday extended for three weeks a court order keeping Terri Schiavo's feeding tube in place, the latest in a series of legal developments in the bitter right-to-die case.
Pinellas Circuit Court Judge George Greer made his decision after pleadings from the woman's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, that they need more time to pursue additional medical tests which might prove their brain-damaged daughter has more mental capabilities than previously thought.
The woman's husband, Michael Schiavo, says he is seeking to carry out his wife's wishes not to be kept alive artificially.
This seems to me to fit under the legal term: "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" for Terri's parents.
Michael Schiavo's original quote about whether Terri had specified what she desired in case of a medical emergency was "How the hell should I know we never spoke about this, my God I was only 25 years old. How the hell should I know? We were young. We never spoke of this."
Now that he's anxious to kill Terri as fast as possible, he has changed his story and the really terrible thing is that the media helps him by insisting that Terri is in a vegetative state, which she is not.
They make it look like this is a tug-of-war between Terri's parents and Monster Michael. It's not. It's Terri's right to live.
The real point is -- if they kill her, they can't get her back if medical science comes up with something to help her. If she lives, there is hope. Death is irrevocable.