Bobby Schindler on Terri Schiavo, protecting at-risk persons, and true healthcare
This week on Humanize, Wesley interviews Bobby Schindler. Schindler came to international prominence when he and his family launched a multi-year legal and public campaign to save his sister, Terri Schiavo’s, life.
After her death by court-ordered dehydration, the family launched the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network that advocates for the medically vulnerable, which Bobby currently leads.
Wesley and Bobby discuss Terri’s life, the campaign to prevent her from having tube-supplied food and water removed, the bias against the family repeatedly exhibited in the media, what people don’t know about the controversy, and the misconceptions about the federal law passed in an unsuccessful attempt to save her life.
They also discuss the current work of the Network, and Bobby’s involvement in the Jahi McMath “brain death” case, as well as the Charlie Gard controversy, in which a UK court-ordered life support removed from a terminally ill baby against his parents, wishes—and also, refused to allow Charlie’s parents to take their son to another medical center willing to provide care.