Terri Schiavo’s Brother to Speak in Vancouver

(LifeSiteNews) — During the 11 years since the “brutal and barbaric” death of his sister Terri Schiavo, Bobby Schindler has seen America’s health system becoming “increasingly aggressive” in its efforts to end the lives of those it deems unworthy.

Schindler, now 51 and head of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, will speak at Life Canada’s first New Hope Fundraising Gala on September 29 in Vancouver.

He told LifeSiteNews that he will talk about the long, much publicized and eventually doomed struggle to protect Terri from a husband who claimed she preferred death to permanent disability. He will also discuss his own commitment to protect others whose disabilities have put them at the mercy of hospital staff or kin.

“When we were fighting for Terri,” he said, “we became aware of many others who told us of their very similar struggles on behalf of family members and wanted to encourage us.” Once Terri Schiavo’s husband won a court order allowing her to be starved and dehydrated to death, Schindler realized the best way to honor her memory was to continue the fight to defend human dignity. CONTINUE