Terri Schiavo: Final Appeal Denied, Parents Done
The last appeal was denied this morning in the Terri Schiavo case. Florida state Judge George Greer denied relief in this latest filing in which the parents presented an affidavit from a member of their lawyers' firm who says on the day the feeding tube was removed, Terri was asked to repeat the words "I want to live" if that's what she wanted, and she responded, "Ahhh" "waaaa".
Doctors have said Schiavo's past utterances were involuntary moans consistent with someone in a vegetative state.
The parents have said they will not go back to the federal courts. It's over.
Her death will now become a spectacle watched by the entire world. Already, there are sites taking bets as to the exact moment she will expire. Some express boredom or indifferrence - saying the story has outlived its newsworthiness.
The story clearly is making a lot of people uncomfortable. Why? I My view is that it a display of American voyeurism at its worst.
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