WorldNetDaily has a …
WorldNetDaily has a very long & detailed look at the whole Terri Schiavo story here. One of the topics I find interesting in it is the list of things that Michael Schiavo has not done for his wife:

Among the neglect and abuse complaints of the Schindlers is that Michael Schiavo:

  • Has not allowed therapy or rehabilitation since late 1992, despite medical records indicating Terri is responsive.
  • Has prevented swallowing tests or swallowing therapy since 1993, despite medical testimony Terri can be taught to eat.
  • Ordered caretakers not to clean Terri’s teeth since 1995, resulting in removal of five teeth in April 2004.
  • Placed Terri in hospice in 2000, despite the fact she is not terminally ill.
  • Refuses to allow Terri to leave her room. She has not been outside since 2000.
  • Has refused to fix her wheelchair since 2000.
  • Refuses to allow Terri to practice her Catholic faith by attending weekly mass.
  • Ordered Terri’s shades down at all times.
  • Ordered doctors not to treat Terri when she had a life threatening infection in 1993 and 1995.
  • Removes family pictures from Terri’s room, denies flowers from family and friends, denies certain CDs to be played for Terri, and refuses to allow her to listen to music with headphones.
  • Refuses to release medical information to her parents since 1993, despite a court order requiring him to do so.
  • Has limited the visitors list, requiring they must first be approved by him and removes visitors at his own discretion. Schiavo removed the Schindlers from the visitors list a total of eight months between 2001 and 2004.
  • Denies all requests for Terri to attend nursing home functions and refuses to allow therapeutic animals to visit with her, knowing that she is an animal lover.

Say what you want about his rights, does this sound like a care-giver, somebody honestly interested in helping her at all? All the money he promised to devote to her therapy went instead to his legal battles to remove the feeding tube. I’d say he’s abdicated his position.

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