Schindler, Pavone Condemn Schiavo Death

| 1 Comment | 3 TrackBacks

Bobby Schindler at a press conference earlier this yearLast week Arizona Right to Life sponsored an evening with Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo who is now working full-time for the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation. The Phoenix event drew hundreds people and included an introduction by Fr. Frank Pavone, president of Priests for Life.

The evening was important because it called attention to the secular mindset that led to the acceptance of Terri Schiavo’s death and set a vision for reversing laws that devalue the disabled and equate nutrition and hydration to medical treatment.

During his introduction Fr. Pavone asserted,

"The right to kill the unborn is inseparable from the right to kill the born... Terri Schiavo was murdered. She would not have been murdered if we did not have Roe versus Wade."

"A right is a moral claim," he explained. "We do not have a moral claim on death and the advocates of the right to die know it. They are not interested in the right to die. They are interested in the right to kill."

Bobby Schindler spoke passionately and with emotional charge, still carrying the pain and grief that followed the public dehydration of his sister and yet describing his hope and vision for the future.

"It still astonishes me that we fought for 15 years because we simply wanted to bring her home to take care of her," he said, later adding, "Society has taken a monumental shift to accept a quality of life standard ... thousands have been killed. It is happening every day."

Bobby Schindler believes laws that set the groundwork for Terri’s death were motivated by the expense of carrying for the disabled and elderly. "Most of the attention has been given to abortion by our friends in the pro-life movement," he noted. "Meanwhile the healthcare industry has been flying under the radar, changing state laws."

He explained that the evolution of the euthanasia movement has led to the legality of killing brained damaged patients who were expensive to care for by classifying their condition as terminal and non-interactive and their care as artificial life support.

"The success or failure of the euthanasia movement is based on the classification of feeding tubes as a medical treatment," stated Schindler.

The press participated in the right to kill movement as well. "There were over a dozen national disability organizations who supported Terri’s right to live," he said. "The press refused to recognize the voice of the disability community."

Based on Bobby Schindler's talk, the vision for the Schindler-Schiavo Foundation appears to include the following elements:

  1. Oppose the valuation of a person based on the “quality” of his or her life;

  2. fight the ambiguous and subjective classification of brain damaged individuals as vegetables (PVS) and terminally ill;

  3. and change laws that define assisted eating and drinking via feeding tubes as medical treatments.
After the event I had the privilege of meeting John Jakubczyk, President of AZRTL, and Shane Wikfors, AZRTL’s Executive Director. Both are members of ProLifeBlogs.com.

Thanks to AZRTL, Priests for Life and Bobby Schindler for a remarkable evening and continuing the fight for life.

1 Comment

Bobby has always amazed me. He was Terri flesh and blood brother and best friend and loved her so much, yet he could keep his composure while I would lose it. I don't know how he can speak. I still cry everytime I let myself think about what happened to Terri Marie.




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Oct 23, 2014, 8:27 am
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 8:22 am
LifeNews Oct 24, 2014, 8:15 am
jillstanek.com Oct 24, 2014, 7:31 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 7:32 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 2:27 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 11:44 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 11:16 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 11:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 21, 2014, 5:08 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 12:31 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 2:41 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 2:50 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 21, 2014, 2:43 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 21, 2014, 9:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 21, 2014, 2:05 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 24, 2014, 9:30 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 2:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 6:46 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 22, 2014, 5:14 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 1:18 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 6:27 am
Challies Dot Com Oct 24, 2014, 8:01 am
The Common Room Oct 24, 2014, 6:33 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 6:51 am
Challies Dot Com Oct 24, 2014, 6:19 am
40 Days for Life Oct 24, 2014, 6:00 am
Rebelution Oct 24, 2014, 5:25 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 1:16 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 4:04 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Thinking Americanist Oct 24, 2014, 3:12 am
The Black Kettle Oct 24, 2014, 2:49 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 2:36 am
A Catholic Life Oct 24, 2014, 2:29 am
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 24, 2014, 12:01 am
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Oct 24, 2014, 1:03 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 10:26 pm
Truth and Charity Forum Oct 24, 2014, 12:01 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Oct 24, 2014, 12:03 am
HumanLifeMatters Oct 23, 2014, 11:20 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Oct 23, 2014, 11:10 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Oct 23, 2014, 10:07 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Oct 23, 2014, 9:57 pm
Hyscience Oct 23, 2014, 10:32 pm
Alex Schadenberg Oct 23, 2014, 9:36 pm
A Catholic Life Oct 23, 2014, 9:38 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 23, 2014, 7:34 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 23, 2014, 7:39 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 7:02 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 7:08 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 6:58 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 6:22 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Oct 23, 2014, 6:45 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 23, 2014, 5:38 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 5:32 pm
The Common Room Oct 23, 2014, 6:13 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 6:46 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 23, 2014, 4:33 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 4:28 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 4:58 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Oct 23, 2014, 4:56 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Oct 23, 2014, 5:15 pm
Conservative Heritage Times Oct 23, 2014, 4:50 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 3:27 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 3:49 pm
Is Anybody There? Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
HLI World Watch Oct 23, 2014, 4:06 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 23, 2014, 3:52 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 1:40 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 2:56 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 1:57 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 23, 2014, 3:11 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 2:59 pm
Leaven for the Loaf Oct 23, 2014, 2:52 pm
Kevin Tracy Oct 23, 2014, 2:42 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 23, 2014, 3:18 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 2:25 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Oct 23, 2014, 2:37 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 1:27 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 1:55 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 23, 2014, 1:47 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 8:55 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 1:05 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 9:29 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 8:57 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 9:37 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 1:57 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Oct 23, 2014, 2:10 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 12:25 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 1:01 pm
jillstanek.com Oct 23, 2014, 12:45 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Oct 23, 2014, 12:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 12:32 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 11:57 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 1:18 pm
Vivificat! Oct 23, 2014, 12:42 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 23, 2014, 11:42 am
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 12:01 pm
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 11:20 am
John Smeaton, SPUC director Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
jillstanek.com Oct 23, 2014, 11:34 am
The Black Kettle Oct 23, 2014, 11:49 am
The Anchoress Oct 23, 2014, 12:06 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 7:23 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Oct 23, 2014, 12:15 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Oct 23, 2014, 11:45 am
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 23, 2014, 11:10 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 23, 2014, 11:27 am
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 11:02 am
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 10:23 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Oct 23, 2014, 11:20 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 6:08 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 10:25 am
Alliance Defense Fund Oct 23, 2014, 11:00 am
The Latter Days Oct 23, 2014, 10:55 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Oct 23, 2014, 10:45 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 23, 2014, 10:29 am
LifeNews Oct 23, 2014, 9:48 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Oct 23, 2014, 9:34 am
Fundamentally Reformed Oct 23, 2014, 9:44 am
FRC.org - Web Log Oct 23, 2014, 9:28 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 8:55 am
Vital Signs Blog Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Vital Signs Blog Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Priests for Life Oct 23, 2014, 8:54 am
Karen Edmisten Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 7:57 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Oct 23, 2014, 8:27 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:47 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 2:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 23, 2014, 6:27 am
Challies Dot Com Oct 23, 2014, 5:48 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
Challies Dot Com Oct 23, 2014, 8:01 am
8 Kids And A Business Oct 23, 2014, 8:09 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 6:21 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:47 am
RealChoice Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
RealChoice Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Jakubczyk on Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Challies Dot Com Oct 23, 2014, 5:48 am
40 Days for Life Oct 23, 2014, 6:00 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 4:04 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 22, 2014, 12:41 pm
MandM Oct 23, 2014, 3:47 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 1:12 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 23, 2014, 2:03 am
Papa Mike's Blog Oct 23, 2014, 1:44 am
Aardvark Alley Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Reflections of a Paralytic Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
jillstanek.com Oct 23, 2014, 1:00 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Oct 23, 2014, 1:20 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 22, 2014, 10:35 pm
Truth and Charity Forum Oct 23, 2014, 12:01 am
The Truth About Margaret Sanger Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Oct 23, 2014, 12:03 am
WANTED Oct 22, 2014, 11:34 pm
Karen Edmisten Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 22, 2014, 10:02 pm
The Pinoy Catholic Oct 22, 2014, 11:03 pm
Hyscience Oct 22, 2014, 10:47 pm