Jon B. Eisenberg, one of the lead attorneys on Michael Schiavo's side of
the Terri Schiavo case, will speak at the University of Washington School of
Law April 25, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. in William H. Gates Hall Room 138.
Eisenberg's talk is sponsored by
UW Law Students for Choice.
The author of Using Terri, Eisenberg represented Terri's guardian and
husband, Michael. Five years after Terri was diagnosed as being in a
"persistent vegetative state" following a cardiac arrest in 1990, Michael
petitioned the courts to remove her feeding tube. Terri's parents, Robert
and Mary Schindler, however, opposed the removal of Terri's life support and
fought a series of legal battles opposing Michael. By March 2005, however,
the courts found in favor of her husband. Terri died in a Florida hospice
on March 31, 2005. The Terri Schiavo case has been described as a "key
battle" in a larger political struggle of abortion, physician-assisted suicide,
the right-to-die, and the appointment of federal judges.
Eisenberg's talk is part of the 2nd Annual Law Students for Choice Film
Festival. The festival schedule follows:
Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., Gates Hall 138
Roots of Roe
Speak Out: I Had an Abortion
The Abortion Diaries
Tuesday, April 25, 12:30 p.m., Gates Hall 138
Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m., Gates Hall 138