Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube was removed today, despite her parents’ efforts to keep her alive.
A statement on Schiavo’s parents’ Web site read: “Terri’s nutrition and hydration have now been withheld from her. It is unclear if the port that accommodates her feeding tube has been surgically removed as her family was ordered to leave her room.”
Schiavo, who is in a persistent vegetative state, will starve to death within a week or two unless the tube is reinserted. No person has ever come out of a persistent vegetative state.
Many people say the feeding tube removal is tantamount to murder. Others believe it’s the only humane thing to do. What do you think? Join the discussion at my blog.
Also see visit Terri’s Fight.