Thursday, September 06, 2012

Helping Us Fight for the Medically Vulnerable

(If you already had the opportunity to respond to the following letter, we appreciate your support. We wanted to resend the letter for those who might have missed it when previously sent. Thank you for supporting Terri’s Life & Hope Network.)

“For all the world to see, a 41-year-old woman, who has committed no crime, will die of dehydration and starvation in the longest public execution in American history. Her crime was being disabled, voiceless, and at the disposal of our media.”

– Terri Schiavo: Judicial Murder (Nat Hentoff, March 2005)

September 6, 2012                                

Dear Friends,

Unfortunately, it has become painfully clear that over the past four decades, due in large part to an aggressive anti-life media, a growing number of our general public has become desensitized to the sacredness of each and every one of us. Indeed, persons like Terri, with injuries and disabilities, are seen as not being worthy of life; not worth the investment.

Make no mistake—Terri was not the first, nor is her situation the only case in which a medically vulnerable person was starved and dehydrated to death. Terri’s case was only the most visible.

The sad truth is that this type of practice is happening every day across the U.S. and is why none of us should be surprised that in many of our health care facilities, widespread euthanasia is taking place.

Just this summer, Daily Mail published an article, where a top doctor in the UK made the chilling claim that the National Health Service (NHS)—the publicly funded healthcare systems in the UK (and what most likely Obamacare will look like for us here in the US)—“kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year.”

And read just some recent headlines:

  • Mother Pleads to Doctor to Restore Son's Food & Water – Spero News
  • Man Nearly Starved to Death Now Responsive –
  • Neglected Patient Dies of Dehydration After Calling Police for Help – Daily Mail
  • Kids with Disabilities...Better Off Dead – American Thinker
  • Hospitals 'Letting Patients Die to Save Money' – The Telegraph
  • 10-Yr-Old Dies After Being Dehydrated to Death by Parents – Fox News
This “quality of life” ethic has hijacked the medical profession, leaving increasing number of physicians and nurses who are no longer willing to stand up and fight for the lives of the most vulnerable among us. The “death cult” has no regard for the sanctity of life or compassion for the disabled.

We have come face to face with this death culture on a regular basis as people contact Terri’s Life & Hope Network—what seems like daily—asking us to help them protect the life of a loved one. Whether it is the unborn, the elderly, the disabled, or those living with a debilitating disease like Alzheimer’s, life must be respected. Caring for loved ones who have become ill or grown old is not an inconvenience, it is a blessing.

That is why if you or someone you know is placed in a terrible situation similar to what our family faced fighting for Terri’s life, you will not be alone—The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network will be with you!

Your financial help allows us to continue to advocate for these families and their loved ones, and at the same time educate the general public on how inaccurately the euthanasia movement is being reported.

We would sincerely appreciate it if you could make a contribution to Terri’s Life & Hope Network by clicking here. Please know that we will work tirelessly every day so that your gift will help us protect our medically vulnerable brothers and sisters.

On behalf of Terri and the Life & Hope Network, we thank you for standing up for life and ask that God will continue to bless you.

Bobby Schindler
Executive Director
Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network

The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, registration #CH20037. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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