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Rocketta
Mar 14th, 2006, 05:59 PM
Book Details Agony of Schiavo's Family

By MITCH STACY, Associated Press WriterMon Mar 13, 1:19 PM ET



In a new book, the parents and siblings of Terri Schiavo say they were often bewildered by the epic legal battle waged over the severely brain-damaged woman.

The book, due out March 28, contains no bombshells but offers a glimpse of the private agony of the family members who were determined to stop their son-in-law, Michael Schiavo, from removing the feeding tube that kept Terri Schiavo alive for 15 years.

"I felt I was living in a parallel world, where a different language — legalese — spoke a set of incomprehensible rules," Mary Schindler says in "A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo — A Lesson for Us All." "I felt no connection to this world, yet knew that Terri's fate would be decided by those rules, and not by anything that governed MY world, where humanity has less to do with the law than with the heart."

Terri Schiavo, 41, died March 31, 2005, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed under court order. Her parents' efforts to keep her alive ultimately drew in Congress, the Supreme Court, the Vatican and the White House.

There is vitriol throughout the book for Michael Schiavo, whom the Schindlers once embraced, and the family repeats unsubstantiated charges that he may have done something to cause Terri's collapse at age 26.

Michael Schiavo, who recently remarried and is releasing his own book on March 27, has repeatedly denied hurting his wife and said he had her feeding tube removed because she had told him she would not want to be kept alive by artificial means with no hope of recovery.

A spokeswoman for his publisher said Michael Schiavo plans no comment until his book, "Terri: The Truth," reaches stores.

Rocketta
Mar 14th, 2006, 05:59 PM
Let the mud slinging continue. :tape:

Helen Lawson
Mar 14th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Michael Schiavo was completely cleared by the autopsy.

In my opinion, the Schindlers are right wing tools taking advantage of their awful situation just as Cindy Sheehan is for the left wing.

Can you imagine have any one of those three whacks as a parent?

Nicjac
Mar 14th, 2006, 06:24 PM
Michael Schiavo was completely cleared by the autopsy.

In my opinion, the Schindlers are right wing tools taking advantage of their awful situation just as Cindy Sheehan is for the left wing.

Can you imagine have any one of those three whacks as a parent?

Gee, right you are, I just realized how happy I should be with the parents I got stuck with.

On the other hand I was asked just last year by my mother to sign a consent that no life-prolonging actions were taken in case something terrible happens to her. I was stuck between the wishes of my mother and my own. It's an awful decision, but I decided to fulfill her wish. It took me months, though. And I am the youngest of three kids, guess I am the responsible one :tape:

And those book deals are a shame - get rich on your wifes/daughters misery. Nothing to do with making a statement, just with $.

Like buying one of the books regarding the Laci Peterson murder.

Helen Lawson
Mar 14th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Gee, right you are, I just realized how happy I should be with the parents I got stuck with.

On the other hand I was asked just last year by my mother to sign a consent that no life-prolonging actions were taken in case something terrible happens to her. I was stuck between the wishes of my mother and my own. It's an awful decision, but I decided to fulfill her wish. It took me months, though. And I am the youngest of three kids, guess I am the responsible one :tape:

And those book deals are a shame - get rich on your wifes/daughters misery. Nothing to do with making a statement, just with $.

Like buying one of the books regarding the Laci Peterson murder.



How I feel about these books, if you MUST read one, then get it from the library which already has a copy and that way, you are not putting money into these people's hands.

SelesFan70
Mar 14th, 2006, 06:34 PM
Michael Schiavo was completely cleared by the autopsy.

In my opinion, the Schindlers are right wing tools taking advantage of their awful situation just as Cindy Sheehan is for the left wing.

Can you imagine have any one of those three whacks as a parent?

Spot on, Helen! Spot on! :worship:

Kart
Mar 19th, 2006, 08:18 PM
It's sad really but just reminds me once again of the importance of talking these kind of things over with your loved ones before the situation arises.

It's a morbid topic of conversation but eventually most of us will be stuck in the 'what would your loved one's wishes be' situation.

Veritas
Mar 19th, 2006, 08:59 PM
The only ones I feel sorry for, besides Terry, are her family members.

It's a real shame that Michael Schiavo won't even have the decency to let Terry's parents know where her remains are kept. How they'll pay their respects is something they'll unfortunately have to find alternative ways for.

Rocketta
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:10 PM
The only ones I feel sorry for, besides Terry, are her family members.

It's a real shame that Michael Schiavo won't even have the decency to let Terry's parents know where her remains are kept. How they'll pay their respects is something they'll unfortunately have to find alternative ways for.

why would michael tell or cooperate with them? They have accused him of trying to kill Terry and they are still saying that he did something to her to make her go in a coma. I don't think anyone under those circumstances would have anything to do with those people.

I don't feel sorry for them because they wouldn't listen and let political figures use them to further their political view and making the whole Terry situation a spectacle. They have yet to come out and say we are wrong and sorry we put everyone through this angst.

no not really sorry for them at all. :(

Pheobo
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:26 PM
It's really sad that they're trying to make money off of their daughter's death.

Scotso
Mar 20th, 2006, 12:31 AM
Boohoo.