The following comes from a March 29 WND article by Gina Loudon: 

When the feeding tube was removed from Terri Schindler Schiavo in 2005, she swallowed, she laughed, she loved and she was not in a persistent vegetative state as the media indicated, according to her brother, Bobby Schindler. Less than two weeks later, she was gone, having been starved and dehydrated to death.

“If you go back and look at her records, she was starting to form words,” her brother told WND. “It was really encouraging to our family, and to Michael (Terri’s husband) right at first.”

Then there was a deterioration in Terri’s condition. Bobby Schindler alleges it was after Michael started dating that he cut off Terri’s therapy and then eventually petitioned the court to withdraw medical treatment, which included food and water.

“If you look at the timeline, and you see Michael’s actions, you can see that this was all calculated,” Schindler alleged.

He believes Michael warehoused Terri after he lost interest in her life.

“It was just a tragedy what he did. He violated so many laws, and he got away with every one of them, because he had this judge protecting him,” Schindler claimed.

Alarmingly, several similar cases have developed since Terri’s death in which coma patients suddenly awakened, sometimes telling stories of having been able to hear people talking about them while in the coma.

The Schindler family, devout Catholics, stood by their daughter and sister. Numerous photos suggest Terri recognized loved ones, and it was that glimmer of hope that kept them going day after day, year after year.

Schindler believes Michael was responsible for her declining condition, having discontinued her therapy and rehabilitation. “She was at times still very responsive. It is a tragedy.”

A LegalZoom analysis of the case said Michael appeared conflicted.

“It was still difficult for many to resolve his commitment to Terri with his new life, which included a long-time girlfriend and two children. … For his opponents, it was difficult to understand why he would withstand such hostility not simply from members of the Schindler family but from the public, if not for his desire to expedite his wife’s death.”

The judge in the case, George Greer, rejected most of the evidence that the family tried to present in defense of her life, such as evidence of her swallowing and testimony of nurses talking about her responses.

Each year, they host a memorial mass around March 31 to commemorate her life.

Schindler said he is frustrated that medical ethics classes are using Terri’s case with a bias against Terri’s life, and he says the institution of Obamacare is one of the most frightening developments.

The definition of “medical care” was fundamentally changed, and that definition jeopardizes people like Terri, he said.

“How can you look at an administration that does not value life at any stage and think that they are going to … protect people that they are targeting to kill?

“It’s just common sense here,” Schindler said. “Look at the progression of this ‘right to die’ agenda. This culture is killing our most vulnerable. How can we expect them to look out for people … like Terri when they are looking out for their best interest, which is money, cost.”