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Terry Schiavo Case: Die with Dignity

1. Terry Schiavo case and we are specifically looking at the parents vs. the husband.

2. What were each party's set of interests? Were the parties aware of their interests?

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Article:

Schiavo's feeding tube removed

Husband's lawyer denounces congressional 'thuggery'

Friday, March 18, 2005

George Felos: Removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube "was an emotional occasion."
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PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE

This term is commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as "brain-death." It can follow a coma.
People in a persistent vegetative state cannot think, speak or respond to commands and are not aware of their surroundings. They may have noncognitive functions and breathing and circulation may remain relatively intact.

They also might move spontaneously and even grimace, cry or laugh. Some people might regain some awareness after being in a persistent vegetative state but others might remain in the state for decades.

PINELLAS PARK, Florida (CNN) -- The feeding tube for the brain-damaged Florida woman at the center of a bitter moral and legal tug of war was disconnected Friday afternoon, and her husband's lawyer pleaded, "She has a right to die in peace."

The dramatic moment seemed to cap an emotional day in which Terri Schiavo's husband, parents, the courts and members of Congress waded into the battle over the woman's fate.

But late Friday, lawyers for the House of Representatives filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to intervene in the case.

Justice Anthony Kennedy has jurisdiction over emergency appeals in cases arising in the 11th U.S. Circuit, where Schiavo's case is being played out.

That appeal was later ...

Solution Summary

Referring to the Terry Schiavo case , this solution evaluates each parties interest and if they were aware of these interests: parents vs. the husband.

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