Terri Schiavo Tried to Tell Parents’ Attorney She Wanted to Live

Bioethics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 18, 2005   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 18, 2005

Pinellas Park, FL (LifeNews.com) — Just before representatives of her estranged husband Michael removed her feeding tube Friday afternoon, Terri Schiavo reportedly told an attorney for her parents that she wanted to live.

Barbara Weller, one of the attorneys for Terri’s parents Bob and Mary Schindler, told reporters about her visit with Terri on Friday.

"Terri, if you would just say, ‘I want to live,’ all of this will be over," she told the disabled woman.

Weller said Terri desperately tried to repeat Weller’s words.

"’I waaaaannt …,’ Schiavo allegedly said. Weller described it as a prolonged yell that was loud enough that police stationed nearby entered the hospice room.

"She just started yelling, ‘I waaaannt, I waaaannt,’" Weller explained.

At that point, police removed Weller from Terri’s hospice room and, later, her feeding tube was removed.

Randall Terry recounted Weller’s experience on the "Sean Hannity" nationally syndicated radio program.

Meanwhile, another Schindler attorney described the mood of Terri’s parents after the tumultuous afternoon.

"They’re devastated," their lawyer, David Gibbs told Reuters after the tube was removed. "They would change places with her in a heartbeat, if there was any way that they could be the one that’s sick and hurting, and give their health to Terri. They’re a mom, a dad. … It’s a tough day for them."

Related web sites:
Terri’s parents – https://www.terrisfight.org