A Florida woman, who became brain damaged 15 years ago will now be starved to death. After a lengthy and much publicized court battle, Terri Schiavo's feeding tube has been removed. Without nourishment, Schiavo will die within a matter of days.
Schiavo, 41, who has been in a persistent vegetative state, will enter into a coma from a lack of food and water and subsequently die from starvation according to doctors.
Schiavo's husband petitioned the court to have the feeding tube removed. Circuit Court Judge George Greer approved the request in February of 2000. The tube was removed and re-inserted twice in 2003 due to legal intervention.