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National Right to Life salutes Terri Schiavo's parents, siblings

The National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund will hold its 14th annual Proudly Pro-Life Awards dinner in DC next week, honoring Terri Schiavo's parents, and her brother and sister.

The organization notes that the family came to international prominence in 2005 as they sought to keep the brain-damaged woman alive in a Florida hospice.

Schiavo died March 31, 2005, almost two weeks after a feeding tube was removed under a court order.

The bitter struggle between Schiavo's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, and her husband over whether she would have wanted to be kept alive with the feeding tube riveted Americans, sparked an international debate about end-of-life issues and prompted Congress to intervene.

Among the speakers at the Oct. 2 dinner, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, who championed congressional efforts to keep Schiavo alive.

Since Schiavo's death, her family has created a foundation to help others like her.


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They were wrong then, and are wrong now. Far from being honored, they should be reviled for torturing their daughter.


They were not torturing her; she felt no pain and was in no distress, right? You are criicizing her parents for following their convictions of faith and of parenthood. It is not a crime to challenge the legal system, nor to stand up for your voiceless grown child. You should be so lucky as to have parent like that. Are you so sure that Terri would not have wanted her parents treated as they were by her husband? If this case was answered only by law, why does it still come up, over and over again? Refusing a tube when someone is terminally ill is one thing, choosing after 15 years to remove it is clearly another. Just because something is legal, does not make it right. A part of loving and honoring his wife could so easily have included honoring and loving her parents, too.

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