Fox Program “The Family Guy” Mocks Terri Schiavo Near Death Anniversary

Near the fifth anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo, the disabled woman whose husband won a court order to take her life, the Fox program “The Family Guy” featured a satire about her. Terri’s family expressed shock and sadness that Fox would allow such insensitive programming during prime time. Five years ago, Terri was a disabled woman whose family hoped to get medical and rehabilitative treatment. After a lengthy court battle, her husband Michael Schiavo won a court order to kill her by depriving her of food and water. After 13 painful days, Terri died. During the Family Guy program, a horrific sketch was titled “Terri Schiavo: The Musical,” aired.