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Wesley J Smith: Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network Wins Well Deserved Life Prize
First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 11/15/10 | Wesley J. Smith

Posted on 12/19/2010 11:38:02 AM PST by wagglebee

The Schindler Family–Terri Schiavo’s mother and siblings–are some of the finest people I know. Their indomitable fight to save Terri from a cruel and medically unnecessary slow dehydration–in the face of media smears and fury among some who went berserk over their desire to save Terri’s life–epitomized familial unconditional love and stalwart courage in the face of great adversity. That several year struggle destroyed father Bob Schindler’s health, and her death broke his heart. He died a few years ago.

But the family continues on, working quietly behind the scenes individually–and through their foundation, the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network–to help people who are fighting against a loved one suffering a similar fate. They remain white hot controversial figures in some quarters, but the pro life movement has now stepped forward with a big $100,000 Life Prize” award to the foundation. From the press release:

In 2005, the world watched as a young woman with disabilities was deprived of food and water by order of a judge. Her family has vowed to fight for the right to life of those vulnerable individuals with disabilities and as a result, “Terri’s Network” has become their safe haven amidst the pressures of the so-called “right to die” movement. More than 1,000 families have been helped by the organization through their national network of resources, support and medical facilities for the medically-dependent and now they are among the six recipients of $600,000 in prizes awarded for achieving significant progress in promoting the sanctity of human life and working to protect and preserve it…The Life Prizes winners were measured by their success in saving lives and selected for best demonstrating their leadership and progress in pro-life achievements through public advocacy, scientific research, legal action, outreach and public discourse activities.

What a splendid recognition of selflessness. Congratulations to all who contribute to the Network–and to Bobby, Susanne, Mary, and the abiding memory of Bob.

If you are interested in the details about other recipients, hit this link.



TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: euthanasia; moralabsolutes; prolife; terrischiavo
NOBODY deserves this more!
1 posted on 12/19/2010 11:38:06 AM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 12/19/2010 11:38:49 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 12/19/2010 11:39:56 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: All
Pinged from Terri Dailies


4 posted on 12/19/2010 11:58:17 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Excellent!


5 posted on 12/19/2010 12:06:58 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I did not know Terri’s had father died. I was staying in the same hotel with Terri’s brother and parents when I went to Florida to protest what was about to be done to her. Despite the horror of what was about to transpire, the entire family, though obviously struggling emotionally, was gracious enough to have dinner with me and another Freeper because they knew we were there to support Terri. I was deeply humbled and gratified by their grace.


6 posted on 12/19/2010 12:24:39 PM PST by freepertoo
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To: wagglebee

The ‘pro-life’ Bush showed his true colors in that case, allowing the government to kill her.


7 posted on 12/19/2010 12:25:21 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: freepertoo; trisham
Bob Schindler died in August, 2009. He'd had heart problems for some time and the trauma of Terri's murder took its toll.

Despite the horror of what was about to transpire, the entire family, though obviously struggling emotionally, was gracious enough to have dinner with me and another Freeper because they knew we were there to support Terri. I was deeply humbled and gratified by their grace.

I can only hope that I would be able to face what the Schindlers endured with even a fraction of the grace and dignity that they did.

Here are some threads on Bob's passing:

Terri Schiavo's Father Robert Schindler Dies, Pro-Life Group Mourns His Death

American hero Bob Schindler goes to be with the LORD

Family's Statement on Passing of Father of Terri Schiavo, Robert Schindler Sr

Fr. Pavone Mourns Passing of Robert Schindler, Sr.


8 posted on 12/19/2010 12:46:01 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee; freepertoo

He died of a broken heart. Very sad.


9 posted on 12/19/2010 12:49:32 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

I was 27 when this happened. Believe me when I tell you that I lost friends over this. I remember feeling isolated & alone because of my pro-life stance. People scoffed at me & some even told me that I was mean and/or selfish for wanting this woman to be fed. Inwas just appalled at what I heard coming from people. I was in grad school at the time & had just left class at noon. When I started up my car, Rush was just coming on & he announced “today is the day we starved a fellow citizen to death”. I pulled over & cried.

Obviously, I didn’t know about FR back then. I wish I did. I wouldn’t have felt so alone. But my point is, I learned alot from this story - who my friends really were, and what ugliness people were capable of. It was one of the pivotal times in my adult life. Thank you to those FReepers who stood up for this poor girl. God bless all of you and her lovely family. I pray for all involved who were responsible for this - may the Holy Spirit change their hearts.


10 posted on 12/19/2010 12:50:57 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: surroundedbyblue; trisham; EternalVigilance; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Sun; Lesforlife; cyn
Unfortunately, more than a few FReepers fully supported Terri's murder. Thankfully, most of them are no longer FReepers.
11 posted on 12/19/2010 1:00:45 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Many of them may be gone, but there are still a number of FReepers who would support her murder today.


12 posted on 12/19/2010 1:06:06 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham; wagglebee

What?!?! I wish you’d tell me you’re joking but I’m sure you are not. I’ll never understand some people’s logic. Oh my.

Father Corapi brought Terri up on his show last night. It seems so cut & dry to me. I simply do not understand how anyone could have supported what happened. The world has simply gone mad. Ugh.


13 posted on 12/19/2010 1:13:39 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: wagglebee

“Unfortunately, more than a few FReepers fully supported Terri’s murder. Thankfully, most of them are no longer FReepers.”

Brainwashing works very easily on the gullible.


14 posted on 12/19/2010 2:14:24 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: wagglebee

Hi, changed my IP. I’m back. Yes, many well known GOP politicians participated in Terri’s extermination in addition to the troll freepers you mention who are still hating at other locations including liberty post.


15 posted on 12/23/2010 7:38:22 AM PST by floriduh voter (NPR stands for National Public Ridicule)
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To: Java4Jay

Jeb should forget about running for The White House. Terri’s Fight will resume if he thinks America has forgotten that he sat on his hands while Terri suffered. Terri was an early victim of death panels.


16 posted on 12/23/2010 7:40:32 AM PST by floriduh voter (NPR stands for National Public Ridicule)
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To: wagglebee

Seems he had high BP and after Terri was murdered, the stress had already taken its toll. Even when it was obvious that Bob Sr. didn’t feel well, he never lost his dignity, his kind soul and his beautiful sense of humor. He loved many as if they were his sons and daughters.


17 posted on 12/23/2010 7:43:35 AM PST by floriduh voter (NPR stands for National Public Ridicule)
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To: Sun
At Terri's 2003 attempts on her life, we decided that this country was going downhill. After she was murdered, the downhill spiral had begun. Now look at this country. Terri's life and death was the first milestone in the takeover of America by thugs in govt, medical field, hospice field, and last but not least, in CHURCHES.

Many churches were too intimidated by tax laws to pray for Terri or to show up for her.

18 posted on 12/23/2010 7:47:17 AM PST by floriduh voter (NPR stands for National Public Ridicule)
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To: floriduh voter; All

Father Pavone wasn’t intimidated.

I received this by email from the Terri foundation:

“Pentagon Plan Won’t Cover Brain-Damage Therapy”

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/20/132145959/pentagon-health-plan-wont-cover-brain-damage-therapy-for-troops

We need to work as hard as we can to get more pro-life politicians elected.


19 posted on 12/23/2010 2:11:52 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

They are going to dehydrate the wounded now? Don’t their families have a say?


20 posted on 12/26/2010 11:58:28 AM PST by floriduh voter (NPR stands for National Public Ridicule)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2647772/posts

The start of death panels on Jan. 1 (just in time for a happy New Year not).


21 posted on 12/26/2010 2:17:32 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

They are annual so that they can attempt to wear down the patient until they finally feel like it’s time for them to go. It is Hitleresque dressed up as a “free chat”.


22 posted on 12/26/2010 2:50:44 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Sun

How about the death ambulances that are going to follow the rescue paramedics in NY? They are copying the UK. Is the incentive to save lives or to get free body parts for the corporate hospitals and big pharma’s agenda? HCA hospital refused my friend admittance but when this friend returned in a coma, they wanted her eyeballs. Refused treatment and then had the balls to beg for eyeballs. HCA hospitals where Frist came from are organ vampires.


23 posted on 12/26/2010 2:54:30 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: floriduh voter

“HCA hospital refused my friend admittance but when this friend returned in a coma, they wanted her eyeballs. Refused treatment and then had the balls to beg for eyeballs.”

How horrible. A good reporter could do a very informative story about that to warn others.

Did your friend make it?


24 posted on 12/27/2010 7:06:31 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
Between Morton Plant Hospital and Humana Largo, my friend died. It took two bad hospitals to kill one person. Much time was wasted when she could have been triaged and saved.

For Pinellas County, I only recommend PALMS OF PASADENA HOSPITAL.

25 posted on 12/28/2010 11:12:23 AM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Sun
There are no good reporters here. This is where Terri was killed by Bishop Lynch, the Bush's, Republican judges like Greer, by current Gov. Charlie Crist, the democrats, cast of thousands of atheists and sickos (many who are no longer on FR.)

Obama voted to save Terri although it was his biggest regret in 2008. Charlie Crist LOST his Senate bid -so glad he lost cuz he's a loser.

26 posted on 12/28/2010 11:16:35 AM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: floriduh voter

“Between Morton Plant Hospital and Humana Largo, my friend died.”

I’m so sorry to hear that, and said a prayer.


27 posted on 12/28/2010 4:47:03 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: floriduh voter

I heard talk show host “Dom” on 1210 AM radio in PA say he was upset because some people are FOR govt. end-of-life counseling (aka death panels), because of what happened to Terri Schiavo. The anti-lifers were against Terri living because she “suffered.”

As for me, the first thing I thought of is that we absolutely canNOT have the govt. death panels, because many, many more of us could end up like Terri.


28 posted on 12/28/2010 6:36:15 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun; Lesforlife; wagglebee; BykrBayb; Dante3; Saundra Duffy
Judge Greer who tortured, held captive and murdered Terri Schiavo is RETIRING from the bench to become a mediator. He was on www.baynews9.com this afternoon having no regrets about killing "Terri" or botting Jim Morrison out of his college dorm.

He better disclosed to clients of mediation that he's blind and makes decisions based upon who his friends are.

Remember Greer held Terri in a hospice for over five years! He didn't make Mikey get her broken wheelchair fixed, she couldn't go outside and much more. Greer is a despicable REPUBLICAN FRAUD. Now he and Charlie Crist can slink away... Bobby Schindler made a statement on Bay News 9.

29 posted on 12/29/2010 3:25:19 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Sun; Lesforlife; wagglebee; BykrBayb; Dante3; Saundra Duffy
Judge Greer who tortured, held captive and murdered Terri Schiavo is RETIRING from the bench to become a mediator. He was on www.baynews9.com this afternoon having no regrets about killing "Terri" or botting Jim Morrison out of his college dorm.

He better disclosed to clients of mediation that he's blind and makes decisions based upon who his friends are.

Remember Greer held Terri in a hospice for over five years! He didn't make Mikey get her broken wheelchair fixed, she couldn't go outside and much more. Greer is a despicable REPUBLICAN FRAUD. Now he and Charlie Crist can slink away... Bobby Schindler made a statement on Bay News 9.

30 posted on 12/29/2010 3:25:30 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Sun

Maybe Greer’s going to be on death panels. It’s such a coincidence that he’s leaving the bench right when the death panels are about to start.


31 posted on 12/29/2010 3:26:25 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Sun

Judge Greer’s activism also killed Terri’s father. Greer’s an evil person and it was too easy for him to kill Terri. He basically said he was minding his own business and ended up with Terri’s file. Well, yeah, and he killed her. He leaves that part out.


32 posted on 12/29/2010 3:28:04 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Sun

Yep and Judge Greer is retired after Dec. 31 2010. I did a post but it was deleted or didn’t work. I told the truth but probably some trolls are lurking here.


33 posted on 12/29/2010 3:49:52 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Sun

Yep and Judge Greer is retired after Dec. 31 2010. I did a post but it was deleted or didn’t work. I told the truth but probably some trolls are lurking here.


34 posted on 12/29/2010 3:50:00 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Sun

Florida already has death panels. We will fight them tooth and nail, one patriot at a time.


35 posted on 12/29/2010 3:51:25 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Sun

Mikey’s lawyer CONSTRUCTED the Obama death panels.

http://www.lifenews.com/2009/01/06/bio-2685/


36 posted on 12/29/2010 4:00:55 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: floriduh voter

Would love to see Bobby’s statement. Can you post the link?

Keep praying for justice for Greer, Felos and Schiavo! The evil trio!!!


37 posted on 12/29/2010 4:54:53 PM PST by Lesforlife (Co-sponsor Personhood CO 2010 ~ Woo Hoo 62!)
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To: Lesforlife

I just watched this on tv. Try http://www.terrisfight.org or http://www.baynews9.com. (I’ve been buying hallmark decorations on ebay). I need to get away from the internet asap.


38 posted on 12/29/2010 5:14:07 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Lesforlife

It’s a quartet if you include Charlie Crist but many more made her murder possible.


39 posted on 12/29/2010 5:15:41 PM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: floriduh voter

Did try baynews9 but didn’t see anything on Bobby and the Greer story
that came up when I put his name in was unrelated to Terri.

Will try Terrisfight.org

Happy New Year, friend! Keep singing!


40 posted on 12/30/2010 9:37:50 AM PST by Lesforlife (Co-sponsor Personhood CO 2010 ~ Woo Hoo 62!)
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To: floriduh voter; wagglebee; All

Good posts, FV!

Also, let’s pray for, and support, Christine O’Donnell, who lost a good deal of personal wealth while fighting pro-bono for Lauren.

Soros’ group is trying to get her AGAIN:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2649040/posts


41 posted on 12/30/2010 7:40:10 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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