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September 7, 2006

Author of Terri Schiavo Book Calls the Ordeal: 'Moral Insanity'

Topics: Remembering Terri

David Gibbs, attorney for Terri Schinder-Schiavo's parents, was interviewed by Dr. James Dobson's Citizen Link.org:

Q. The first and most obvious question is 'Why did you write this book?'
A. When I originally met Bob Schindler and offered to help him, he said, "David, do everything you can that's right and proper to save Terri."
And then he had a second comment -- because her death was looking fairly imminent then in October of 2003 -- he said, "If they end up killing my girl, would you make sure everybody knows what they've done?"
I think about standing there with Mary Schindler and watching her see her daughter for the last time. Watching Terri slowly die before her eyes and watching Mary sob and shudder and pray and talk to Terri. Standing there I thought to myself, "No mother in the United States of America should ever have to live through what is this lady going through."
I felt that this story had to get out for the sake of people understanding that it's not just Terri Schiavo. There are thousands of people who die every year in Florida from having their food and water removed.
If [Terri] she had been an animal, she would have been more protected under the law than she was as a person. Michael Schiavo would be in jail if he did to a dog what he did to his wife. If she'd been a terrorist, she would have had international law and greater protection. If she been a convicted mass murderer -- someone that had done horrible crimes against society -- the Constitution, under the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, would have protected her.

Read the interview at Citizen Link

Posted by Mary at September 7, 2006 3:17 PM

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