Sunday, February 27, 2005
Pinellas County Circuit Judge George Greer gave Terri Schiavo's parents three more weeks to appeal an effective and legal mandate for her guardian, her own husband, to remove her feeding tubes, starving her to death. Note that I deliberately avoided using this article that headlines the latest court decision as a victory for the husband, Michael. It's got SPIN written all over it, considering that he was originally allowed to remove the feeding tubes by 5 pm of Feb 25. The latest court order postpones that by three weeks in order to give Terri's parents more time to make their appeal. This is a victory for her parents, to give them more time to prepare their appeal. It's amazing that My Way News in that sorry link for Feb 26 could instead use a headline that reads "Man Cleared to Remove Wife's Feeding Tube." He was originally cleared to do that by Wednesday, Feb 23, but the effective stay at that time was extended up to Feb 25. Now the judge handed the Schindlers, Terri's parents, three additional months to appeal, up to March 18, 2005. This wasn't in favor of Terri's husband at all.