Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon of this issue that should be between the couple involved and their doctors. The woman checked out 15 years ago and her husband is trying to honor her wishes. It's astonishing how he's managed to hang on (emotionally) for so long--clearly there were easier avenues he could have followed. And now the busy-bodies in the senate are heaping more difficulties on the pair, egged on by her delusional parents.
GOP Asks Brain-Damaged Woman to Testify
March 18, 2005
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans embroiled in the life-or-death legal battle over the severely brain-damaged Terri Schiavo invited the Florida woman to testify to Congress in a procedural move intended to keep her on life support.
The Senate Health Committee has requested that Terri and her husband Michael appear at an official committee hearing on March 28. A statement from the office of House Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., on Friday said the purpose of the hearing was to review health care policies and practices relevant to the care of non-ambulatory people.
Frist's statement noted that it is a federal crime to harm or obstruct a person called to testify before Congress, thus stopping any action that could threaten the health of the woman.