CLEARWATER, FL, February 27, 2004 ( – The parents of Terri Schindler-Schiavo are seeking to have her husband and guardian, Michael Schiavo, arraigned for contempt of court. Michael was ordered by the courts on numerous occasions to divulge treatment information as well as information on Terri’s whereabouts and other details, which he has universally neglected, according to a report released today by  In 1996, the court ordered Michael Schiavo to make Terri’s parents aware of any significant changes in her health status. Attorney for the parents, Patricia Anderson, filed a “show cause” motion Tuesday in Pinellas County Circuit Court, which asks the court to force Michael Schiavo to comply with the earlier directive.  The motion was prompted by a significant change in Terri’s health status earlier this week, when the parents found her vomiting. The situation reminded them of a similar occurrence last August when medical attendants at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater had turned up the rate of the feeding tube as well as feeding her while she was in a lying position, causing her to aspirate her feeding formula. The parents say that Terri has been weeping, and in an obvious state of distress.  In her motion, Anderson wrote that “‘Michael Schiavo’s flagrant violation of the simple and understandable terms of the 1996 Order is deliberate and contumacious…[His] conduct demonstrates a complete disregard for his duties under the 1996 Order toward the Court and toward the Schindlers.”  Read the report at:   Also see related coverage: “Feeding Tube Woman Suffered Severe Beating” at:   And “State-Funded Agency to Probe Claim of Spousal Abuse in Terri Schiavo Case – Bone scan and injuries indicate severe trauma and strangulation” at:


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