by Steven Ertelt
November 28, 2007
Tampa, FL (LifeNews.com) — Terri Schiavo’s brother Bobby Schindler met with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prior to the GOP debate that will be held tonight in Florida. Schindler has extended an invitation to all of the Republican candidates to meet and discuss his sister’s story and end-of-life issues like euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Terri’s family talked about how a meeting with a presidential candidate is incredibly important to help shape their views on these key topics.
"Given that the Presidential candidates are repeatedly asked to comment on the circumstances and outcome of Terri Schiavo’s case, Mr. Schindler sent a letter to every candidate requesting a meeting," the Schindler family told LifeNews.com in a statement.
The family said Bobby hoped "to discuss the implications of Terri’s case on the right to life of people living with disabilities."
Romney is the only candidate to accept an invitation to meet with Terri’s brother to this point.
During the meeting, Schindler asked Governor Romney to commit to standing behind the tens of thousands of people with disabilities in America.
After Terri’s former husband starved and dehydrated her to death, disabled and elderly patients fear that they may be among those denied food and water against their will simply because someone may deem their life "unworthy of living," Schindler said.
Terri’s family said Bobby "is grateful to Governor Romney for taking the time to meet with him. He is hopeful that each Presidential candidate will contact him to arrange similar meetings in the near future."
Following Terri’s euthanasia death, her family started a foundation to help disabled and elderly patients find legal support and appropriate medical care.
Related web sites:
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation – https://www.terrisfight.org