Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Schiavo Family Will Join March for Life

The brother and sister of Terri Schindler-Schiavo plan to participate in the annual March for Life in support of medically vulnerable people who cannot speak for themselves.

Bobby Schindler, Terri’s brother, said Terri’s court-ordered death by dehydration and starvation nearly 22 months ago highlighted the need to bring attention to the need to protect all stages of life.

"It’s not just about abortion, anymore," Bobby Schindler said. "The culture of death in our nation is threatening the lives of people like my sister through euthanasia.

"It is happening quietly every day in nursing homes, hospitals and hospices," he added. "People need to be aware that this could touch a member of their family at any time."

Suzanne Schindler-Vitadamo, Terri’s sister, said the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation works to assist medically vulnerable patients and families that face situations similar to Terri.

"We deal with cases all the time where families are desperately seeking someone -- anyone -- who can help them deal with medical professionals and facilities that are refusing to provide life-sustaining treatment for their loved ones," Suzanne Schindler-Vitadamo said. "It is absolutely frightening how often this is happening. Families need somewhere to turn."

The Schindlers will be at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22, and spend the weekend prior to the March speaking out in defense of life at various events.


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