March 3, 2005
Schiavo's brother pleads for right to lifeTopics: News
Appearing at Princeton University yesterday, and a week after a Florida judge ruled that Terri Schiavo's feeding tube could be removed, Bobby Schindler, Terri's brother, said that allowing her to die would put the United States on the path to Holocaust-style cruelties.
"Before Schindler spoke, Chris Tollefson, a visiting fellow at the James Madison Program, said, "Abortion and euthanasia are linked in principle, and both are deeply wrong"."
"What is the difference between what happened 60 years ago and what's happening today?" Bobby Schindler asked Wednesday before a crowd in McCosh 10. "What can possibly be crueler than allowing someone to endure a long and painful death because society doesn't want to pay for them or thinks they have no quality of life? As soon as we establish a criteria for starving people to death, we are establishing a second class of people."
Schindler called the conflict "a cultural battle between life and death" that affects the rights of the elderly and the disabled.
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