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Terri Schiavo Dies, 13 Days after Feeding Tube Removed

HeadlineApr 01, 2005

Terri Schiavo died yesterday, thirteen days after her feeding tube was removed, in a case that sparked a national debate on the right to die and sparked one of the greatest conflicts in history among the three branches of government. Terri Schiavo’s husband and parents feuded to the bitter end. When she died she was reportedly cradled by her husband Michael Schiavo. His lawyer, George Felos, said she died a “calm, peaceful and gentle death” at about 9 a.m. No one from her side of the family was with her at the moment of her death. Her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, were not at the hospice, and her brother had been barred from the room at Michael Schiavo’s request moments before the end came. Schiavo’s death brought to a close what was easily the longest, most bitter–and most heavily litigated–right-to-die dispute in U.S. history.

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