WWW Opinion Times

Monday, May 16, 2005

Case Similar to Terri Schiavo's

LifeNews.com also reports on a case similar to Terri Schiavo's. A Florida woman want's to remove the gastric tube feeding her disabled husband.
A case similar to that of Terri Schiavo has a Florida woman holding her husband's fate in her hands. Schiavo's family is calling on Jacksonville resident Eliza Thomas to allow her husband to live.

Scott Thomas suffered brain injury in September of 2004 and has since been incapacitated and dependent on others. As with Terri, Scott's wife is seeking to move him to a hospice and remove the gastric tube that provides him with food and water. Scott's mother, Pamela Patton, has petitioned the courts for guardianship of the disabled man and was awarded a temporary guardianship. . . .

Despite Eliza's desire to end her husband's life, Patton says her son speaks a limited vocabulary, answers yes or no questions with hand signals, and can tell basic factual information about himself such as his former school and hometown.
It's time to stop the madness. Can we not get it right [legally] on this one at least and make Terri Schiavo's fate work a miracle for this man?