Sohiavo’s Brother Says Press Still Lying About His Sister Five Years Later
St. Petersburg, FL — Five years after the euthanasia death of Terri Schiavo, her brother Bobby Schindler says the media is still telling lies about her life and death.
“It’s still being misreported by the mainstream media,” Schindler told CNS News last week. There’s things that are being said that were simply not true.”
He continued: “They refer to Terri as being brain dead. I see that all the time, and it simply is not true. They say that she was on artificial life support, without explaining to people what artificial life support means.
There’s this perception out there that Terri was on a machine – that people like Terri need machines to keep them alive. And it simply is not true. Terri died because we took away her food and water – just like we would all die if our food and water was taken away. It took almost two weeks.”
Schindler told CNS News that Terri could be at the March for Life had her husband not won the right to take her life.
“All she needed was a wheelchair, and we could have taken her anywhere. But there’s the perception out there that these people basically need to be bed-ridden, and they are unable to be taken anywhere. It’s just not true.”
Schindler told CNS that the situation is worse, not better, since her death. “There seems to me to be a profound prejudice against people with disabilities that exists in our culture today,” he said.