Friday, June 30, 2017

Terri Schiavo’s Brother: “What Happened to My Sister Continues to Happen, & It’s Getting Worse”

More than 10 years after Terri Schiavo’s death, her family continues to fight for the rights of the medically vulnerable.

Schiavo’s brother, Bobby Schindler, spoke Friday at the National Right to Life Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin about Terri’s life and starvation death, and the work his family is doing to help other people like her.

“We are here today because this continues to happen to this day and it’s only getting worse,” Schindler said. There are times when it is “appropriate to stop treatment, but in cases like Terri’s, those that are not dying and can function on a feeding tube without rejecting it, those are the people we’re talking about.”

Today, he runs the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, which has helped more than 2,000 families advocate for loved ones’ medical treatment when hospitals or other individuals try to deny them care.

“Our medical rights are eroding,” he continued. “We’re having strangers make medical decisions for us rather than our families.”

Schindler said there still is a lot of misinformation about his sister’s highly publicized death, perpetuated by the mainstream and entertainment media. . . . Read More

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