Thanks to soooo many of you who have prayed earnestly for Terri and her family.
Judge Greer issued a stay until March 18th. This is fabulous…BUT he has promised this family dispute needs to end and he wishes to grant NO MORE STAYS!
For this reason, we need to keep our prayers alive and intensify. We need to call on the Heavenly Saints to intercede, all those innocent baby Saints, St. Joseph who we honor in the month of March, and especially Christ, as we journey through Lent.
What an awesome Lenten sacrifice. To devote your prayers to Terri.
Man Cleared to Remove Wife’s Feeding Tube
38 minutes ago
By VICKIE CHACHERE, Associated Press Writer
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - A judge gave Terri Schiavo’s husband permission to remove the brain-damaged woman’s feeding tube in three weeks, handing him a victory in his effort to carry out what he says were his wife’s wishes not to be kept alive artificially.
The ruling by Pinellas Circuit Court Judge George Greer will allow the husband, Michael Schiavo, to order the tube removed at 1 p.m. on March 18. In the meantime, the woman’s parents, who want her kept alive, are expected to ask another court to block the order from taking effect.
The judge wrote that he was no longer comfortable granting delays in the long-running family feud, which has been going on for nearly seven years and has been waged in every level of Florida’s court system. He said the case must end.
“The court is no longer comfortable granting stays simply upon the filings of new motions,” Greer wrote. “There will always be ‘new’ issues.”
The tube keeps the 41-year-old disabled woman alive. The husband, Michael Schiavo, says he is seeking to carry out his wife’s wishes not to be kept alive artificially.
The decision came on the 15th anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s collapse, when a chemical imbalance brought on by an eating disorder caused her heart to stop beating.
The parents were at the Pinellas Park hospice where Terri Schiavo is being cared for when Greer’s order was issued. They were planning an afternoon news conference.
Greer previously granted Terri Schiavo’s parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, a stay until 5 p.m. Friday.
The judge made his decision after pleadings from the parents that they need more time to pursue additional medical tests which might prove their daughter has more mental capabilities than previously thought.
State officials also are trying to intervene in the case. Attorneys for the Schindlers said the state wants a 60-day stay to investigate allegations that she is being mistreated by being denied appropriate medical care and rehabilitation.
The Schindlers and their son-in-law have fought each other in court since the late 1990s on whether Terri Schiavo should live or die