Terri Schindler Schiavo's Parents Denied Visitation, Information
July 7, 2008 - 8:04 PM
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - The parents of Terri Schindler Schiavo, joyful upon learning that their daughter's life had been spared Tuesday by an act of the Florida legislature and Gov. Jeb Bush, have since been barred from seeing their daughter or learning anything about her condition by Terri's husband, Michael Schiavo.
Terri was transported to Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla., Wednesday from the hospice where her husband had taken her to end her life. The move came as the result of an executive order Gov. Bush issued almost immediately after the Florida House and Senate gave him the power to intervene.
While Terri's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, and her siblings Bobby and Suzanne, celebrated the victory, Michael Schiavo's attorney was filing court papers to block implementation of Bush's order. The court rejected the filing on technical grounds, but Schiavo attorney George Felos is expected to re-file the motion with the court on Wednesday.
Legal blockades, however, were not the only ones Michael Schiavo had planned for Terri's family.
"Michael Schiavo has ordered that the hospital may not permit any visitors for Terri, including her parents and siblings," Schindler family spokeswoman Pamela Hennessy said in a statement issued Wednesday morning.
"Terri's immediate family is not allowed to visit her and is not permitted to have any information regarding her physical condition."
More to follow.