Sunday, April 23, 2006

Alliance for Life Ontario Fundraising Dinner

On Friday night I attended the Alliance for Life Ontario fundraising dinner in support of their reaching minds through media campaign. The campaign includes buying television airtime to play commericials designed to get people thinking about abortion. Like most fundraising dinners, it was very well done with quality speakers and entertainment.

One of the speakers was Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo's brother. Although I wish that he would have spoken longer, but he did tell a touching story about Terri's life, how she had hit a cat while driving and was crying terribly when she came home. Bobby's personality stood in sharp contrast to Michael Schiavo's self centeredness that came through in a recent television interview.

Still, there was a recognition that despite the tragedy of Terri's court ordered dehydration, God had used Terri's story to bring an awareness of the end of life issues that our society tries so hard to avoid talking about. The Schindlers are continuing to use this tragedy as an opportunity to promote life through the foundation they set up in Terri's name.

A speaker talking about involuntary euthanasia at a fundraising event for an abortion education campaign may not be an obvious connection for everyone. However, prolifers know that when we devalue human life at any stage we devalue all human life, that's why we must defend the lives of the most vulnerable especially the unborn, the elderly, and the disabled.

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