Saying Patients are PVS Allows Courts to Starve Them to Death

April 21, 2014 (By Bobby Schindler/ - I have written time and time again about the dangerous and dehumanizing persistent vegetative state (PVS) diagnosis. Actually, we saw in my family's battle to save my sister, Terri Schiavo, from death by dehydration, that a tremendous amount of debate raged over whether or not she was in this condition.

In fact, this diagnosis is what allowed the court to order the removal of Terri's food and water. Yet despite continuing research validating that the PVS diagnosis is growing in its inaccuracy, the medical community ... (continue reading)

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