Thursday , May 30 2024

Terri Schiavo Has Died

Terri Schiavo, possibly the best-known, least-conscious woman in American history died this morning shortly before 10 a.m. EST, ending a protracted battle between her husband and her parents that elicited action and opinion from every branch of the Florida state and federal governments. She died 13 days after her feeding and hydrating tube was removed under court order.

Far from being an isolated, individual case, Schiavo’s story captured the nation’s attention and governmental apparatus because it evoked the nexus between “right to life” and “quality of life” philosophies, and raised agonizing questions about who speaks for the incapacitated.

May she finally rest in peace.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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