In 2003, thirteen years after her fight began, Terri's story received unprecedented media attention, informing the public of a very important issue pertaining to human life and the rights of incapacitated persons.
Read a curated collection of early editorials and headlines that highlight the unusual nature of Terri's case. Click here to read
Who We Are
The Terri Schindler Schiavo (Theresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo) court case caught the attention of the nation and spurred highly visible activism. It was virtually impossible to live in the United States during the 90s without being exposed to her right-to-die legal case.
In 1990, Terri was successfully resuscitated after entering into a sustained cardiac arrest. However, the lack of oxygen to her brain left her with massive brain damage. She was left living in an irreversible, persistent vegetative state.
In Florida courts, Terri Schiavo's case included 14 appeals and a plethora of motions, petitions, and hearings. When her case escalated to the federal level there were five federal district court suits.
Her story encouraged several instances of political intervention from Florida Governor Jeb Bush, President George W. Bush, and United States Congress members.
The Supreme Court denied a writ seeking judicial review four times.
The pro-life movement emerged to back Terri's family and their activism remained prominent in the mainstream media.
Disability groups and participants in the right-to-die movement also took up arms.
In retrospect, one thing is certain. Terri's story should never, ever be forgotten.
We hope to raise awareness for all current developemnts and injustices in right-to-die cases.
You can take action
Don't let the conversation die. We can ALL benefit from continuing her narrative.
Recent News Headlines
- Crow Wing County commissioner not particularly concerned if drug addicts die – City Pages
- Anthony and Christie de Nicola make gift in support of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture – ND Newswire
- Multnomah County Voters Crushed Knute Buehler in the Oregon Governor’s Race – Willamette Week
- Living & Growing: Putting off falsehood and speaking truth truthfully – Juneau Empire
- Governor candidates comment on top University issues – Minnesota Daily
- Feminist group pushes for ‘Plan B’ vending machine on UF campus – WCJB