Michael Schiavo Persuasive Essay

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In the year of 1990 on February 25, a presumably healthy young women by the name of Theresa Marie Schiavo better known as Terri suffered a massive heart attack in her Florida home which left her with serve brain damage. At the age of 26 she found herself unable to speak, or move, and unfortunately without a living will in place. How can she have told them what she really wanted if unable to talk in a vegetative state? Terri, although able to breathe on her own, found herself unable to eat or use the bathroom without the aid of a machine or person she was literally a prisoner in her own body. By law her husband Michael Schiavo was in charge of making treatment decisions for her , and after two years of therapy he wanted to disconnect the feeding tubes that helped keep her alive.
This resulted in a long drawn out legal battle between Michael …show more content…

Contrary there are some faults to that could come into play with a living will. For instance in the state of Michigan it is not required for a living will to be enforced legally so in the end you wants might not even come into consideration. Another fact is that a physician can decide what is deemed necessary under certain circumstances and go against your wishes not to be resuscitated. Given the circumstances your family members might not agree with you giving up the right the life for the sake of their finical security. Terri Schiavo's family never gave up on her and would have been content to take care of her for the rest of her life. In the advent that a person does not have a living will in place one of your close relatives would be instated to make health care decisions for you. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, but it might not be entirely what you

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