Few cases in modern history have incited as much national debate and emotion as has the Theresa (Terri) Marie Schiavo case. Mrs. Schiavo had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for the past 15 years, resultant from a chemical imbalance, and kept alive by a feeding tube until March 18, 2005. In compliance with a court order by Pinellas County, Florida Circuit Judge, George Greer, the feeding tube was removed and Terri died 12 days later.



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