Skip to comments.Colleen Carroll Campbell: Terri's fight continues
Posted on 07/30/2011 1:36:30 PM PDT by wagglebee
he death of Terri Schindler Schiavo in 2005 is a distant memory for most Americans. But for the family that spent seven years fighting Terri's estranged husband and the court system to stop the starvation of their daughter and sister, recollections of the 13 days Terri lingered without food or water before finally succumbing to death remain vivid and painful. And the knowledge that other brain-damaged patients could suffer a similar fate has propelled this once-ordinary family into around-the-clock activism.
"It was almost like there really wasn't an option," said Terri's sister, Suzanne Schindler-Vitadamo, when I interviewed her last weekend in Kansas City, Kan., at an end-of-life ethics conference sponsored by the St. Gianna Physician's Guild.
Along with her mother, Mary Schindler, and brother, Bobby Schindler Jr., Schindler-Vitadamo now works full time for the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, a non-profit group that advocates for disabled patients threatened by health-care rationing and euthanasia.
"I used to be a stockbroker; Bobby used to be a high school teacher," Schindler-Vitadamo said. Yet, after witnessing how her brain-damaged sister died on the orders of judges and medical professionals who regarded Terri's life unworthy of even the basic care of food and water, she said, "none of us could ever imagine going back."
Before his death in 2009, Terri's father, Robert Schindler, also dedicated himself to raising awareness about the dangers posed by a culture that increasingly judges the right to life on a sliding scale, a scale on which lives like Terri's count for little.
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Ah yes, the anti-Christ “death theology” that some pseudopastors preach now and then.
It takes guts and faith to stay alive in trying times.
I’m saving that.
Wow.. thank you for the detective work! And nice to see you again, my FRiend, just sad it was on a thread like this :/
W O W
” Yeah, do you have any idea how hard it is to come up with a different insult for every troll, LOL!!?”
You have a God-given knack for it : )
Tell us how you really feel abouyt him, Darkwing! :-)
Another kevorkaphile bites the dust...enjoy the peace of the grave, assclown troll.
You are an Effing Ahole who values life for a commoditized ideal that benefits you only.
There is a moral and spiritual compact to defending and extending the innocent life.
Are you a member of the:
Perhaps you are a descendant of Margaret Sanger?
Or do you not need any mentors and have developed your own theories on eugenics?
IBTZ if it hasn’t happened already.
Thanks for the research. Appel seems to personify every aspect of evil possible. Full spectrum.
That’s my kinda zot pic!
Thank you so much, Mr. Banker. Now I’m going to be all nervous and flub the next one, LOL! “Toll gotz teh NOT”
Thank you, good lookin’.
” Thank you so much, Mr. Banker. Now Im going to be all nervous and flub the next one, LOL”
Not a chance....woman of verbiage, you are sublime : )
Um, nice picture.
But I suggest that we do not dishonor vikings in that way. A viking funeral is a noble event.
Being zotted is not.
You’re right. Thanks.
Is there a way that you can show a picture of a burning John Kerry? Maybe in a boat in Vietnam?
I watch her show every Wednesday on EWTN. She really has a good show.
Myself and one of my co-workers named John discussed the current state of affairs in our nation some twenty years ago. We both were discussing what would happen when God’s Judgement fell upon us. I shuddered at the thought as did he. It appears we are starting to see what happens when The Lord is pushed away. I pray for Gods Healing Mercy on our beloved country every day.