Terri Schiavo Former Husband Will Host Fundraiser for Colorado Candidate

Bioethics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 1, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 11, 2006

Denver, CO (LifeNews.com) — While Terri Schiavo’s parents and family now work to assist disabled people to obtain proper medical care, Terri’s former husband Michael moved into the political world after he successfully won the right to euthanize her. Michael formed a political action committee to target pro-life lawmakers who helped Terri’s family and now is campaign for other candidates.

Michael will be in Denver on Thursday to appear at a fundraiser for Peggy Lamm, who is running in a Democratic primary for a Colorado congressional seat.

"I know that Coloradans care deeply about protecting their liberties and living their lives free from a powerful and intrusive government," Michael said in a letter asking people to attend the event.

"It’s just not enough anymore to say something is wrong. We’ve got to act. Act with our feet, our wallets and our votes," he added.

In the letter, which the Denver Post obtained, Michael said Lamm invited him to attend the fundraiser.

"As a leading candidate in Colorado’s seventh congressional district, Peggy Lamm invited me to come to Colorado to talk about these issues and remind voters that one vote in Congress can make a real difference in people’s lives," Michael wrote.

Lamm, a former state representative, faces two other Democrats and the primary winner will square off with pro-life State Higher Education Commission Chair Rick O’Donnell.

She has the endorsement of Emily’s List, a pro-abortion political action committee that only supports Democrats who support partial-birth abortions and paying for abortions with taxpayer funds.

Terri spent 15 years in a minimally conscious state, although she was able to communicate in a limited manner with her parents and others. After years of court battles, Michael won the right to kill her via euthanasia and told doctors to remove the feeding tube that provided her with food and water.

Terri died on March 31, 2005 after a painful 15-day starvation and dehydration death.

Since her death, the Schindler family has established the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation to provide legal and other help to families and disabled patients to make sure they receive proper medical care and rehabilitative treatment.

In April, Michael endorsed Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis.

Related web sites:
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation – https://www.terrisfight.org