by Steven Ertelt
January 17, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — When hundreds of thousands of pro-life people gather in Washington for the annual March for Life, Terri Schiavo’s brother and sister will be with them. Bobby Schindler and Suzanne Vitadamo say they will represent the loving memory of their sister as well as medically vulnerable patients like her.
The pair will participate in the march and also attend various other pro-life events on Capitol Hill during the weekend.
In a statement LifeNews.com received, Schindler said opposing abortion isn’t the only reason for participating the march.
“It’s not just about abortion, anymore,” 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 around our nation. People need to be aware that this could touch a member of their family at any time," he explained.
In the 22 months since Terri Schiavo’s court-ordered death by dehydration and starvation, her family has worked tirelessly to bring attention to the growing threat of euthanasia.
Through the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, the organization formed initially to save Terri’s life and now runs in her memory, the family works to assist medically vulnerable patients and their families faced with similar life-threatening situations.
“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,” says Suzanne Schindler Vitadamo.
“It is absolutely frightening how often this is happening. Families need somewhere to turn," she said.
Terri’s parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, also work for the foundation full time as they work to assist disabled and incapacitated patients.
Related web sites:
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation – https://www.terrisfight.org