Florida court strikes down ‘Terri’s Law’

This is so heartbreaking.

Florida court strikes down ‘Terri’s Law’

In a unanimous ruling Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court struck down a law quickly passed to keep a brain-damaged woman on a feeding tube despite her husband’s opposition.

The high court upheld a lower ruling that said “Terri’s Law,” named after Terri Schiavo, was unconstitutional.

Thursday’s decision said the law violated the fundamental separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches.

Schiavo has been in a persistent vegetative state for 14 years after suffering heart failure from a potassium imbalance.

Her husband, Michael Schiavo, has been battling her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, over whether his wife should be allowed to die.

Michael Schiavo has said that his wife had previously told him that she would not want to be kept alive artificially.

Doctors who have testified on his behalf have said she has no hope for recovery. She is fed through a tube but breathes on her own.

The Schindlers have maintained that their daughter could be helped with therapy.

God bless the Schindler family and especially Terri.