Family of Terri Schiavo to Receive Pro-Life Award for Helping Disabled

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

Family of Terri Schiavo to Receive Pro-Life Award for Helping Disabled

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 20,

Washington, DC ( — The family of Terri Schiavo is scheduled to receive a national pro-life award routinely given to luminaries who take the pro-life message to the masses through sports, politics, business or Hollywood. The Schindler family will receive the 14th annual Proudly Pro-Life Award from the National Right to Life Committee.

At an October dinner at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washington, NRLC will present the Schindler family with the award and they will give a keynote address.

"The Proudly Pro-Life Award highlights the diversity of pro-life people and honors those with a long-standing commitment to courageously defend innocent human," Derrick Jones, the director of media relations for NRLC, told about the award.

The Schindler family came to national and international prominence in their fight to save their daughter and sister, Terri Schindler Schiavo, from death by starvation and dehydration. Terri died on March 31, 2005, after fourteen days without nutrition and hydration.

Since then, the Schindler family has created a foundation to help those, like Terri, who are medically dependent and disabled.

Past honorees include actor Ben Stein, actresses Jennifer O’Neil and Margaret Colin, Mother Theresa, New York Giants owner Wellington Mara, Focus on the Family president Dr. James Dobson, the late Robert Casey, former governor of Pennsylvania and many others.

Syndicated talk-show host Mark Larson will serve as emcee and musical artist Kara Klein will perform at the event. Former U.S. House Majority Leader Hon. Tom DeLay will also deliver brief remarks.