It was ten years ago, on March 31, 2005, when Terri Schiavo drew her last breath. The nation followed her final days, which were marked by an army of people doing everything possible to preserve her life.
You likely remember the uproar.
Terri was not dying or terminally ill. She was not brain-dead or in a coma. She was a mentally disabled woman able to breathe on her own; her only dependency was on a feeding tube into her stomach for liquids and nourishment.
It was that feeding tube Terri’s husband, Michael Schiavo, wanted removed.
Those of us here at Focus on the Family did our all to support the efforts of Terri’s parents to keep her alive. Through our daily radio program and various public policy efforts, we were actively involved in advocating for Terri’s right to life. Our experts championed the sanctity of human life in media interviews, and we did our best to equip concerned citizens across the country.
Today on the Focus on the Family broadcast, we’re sharing a conversation John Fuller and I recently had with Florida’s then-Gov. Jeb Bush.
You’ll hear him share how he exhausted his legal powers trying to keep Terri alive.
Our time together with former Gov. Bush also includes discussion on other important issues impacting families and people of faith, such as immigration and the much-debated Common Core education standards.
This broadcast with the governor continues our tradition of welcoming newsmakers and cultural influencers to our program. From Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush to Senators Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and former Gov. Sarah Palin, the Focus on the Family daily radio program has long recognized the power men and women in public life have to impact our culture.