July 10, 2008
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation Deeply Troubled by Italian Courts Ruling
An Italian court accepted a man's appeal to remove his daughter's basic care of food and water, the result of which will be a barbaric and inhumane death by starvation and dehydration.
Eluana Englaro has been receiving food and water via a feeding tube since a 1992 car crash that left her with a brain injury. Her father, Beppino Englaro, has been seeking to end her life for nearly 10 years.
"This court's ruling seems to indicate that American 'medical ethics' are spreading like a virus among the international community, threatening countless numbers of elderly, ailing and disabled persons in an increasing and alarming way," noted Terri's brother, Bobby Schindler. "Our heart goes out to this family as we know very well the profound affect that these types of injuries can have on loved ones. However, we must remember that we have a grave obligation to do all we can to protect those with disabilities, recognizing that a person with a brain injury is a human being with an inherent dignity and a right to life. This young girl needs only food and water and her family's love to survive. At the very least this should be provided to her."
The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, located in St. Petersburg, Fla., is an organization dedicated to promoting the Culture of Life, embracing the true meaning of compassion by opposing the practice of euthanasia.
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The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, Inc., (TSSF) is a non-profit group dedicated to ensuring the rights of disabled, elderly and vulnerable citizens against care rationing, euthanasia and medical killing. Incorporated in 2001 to fight for the life of Terri Schindler Schiavo, the clear focus of TSSF now and in the future is to help others avoid future tragedies that reflect what Terri endured.