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Brother speaks on Terri Schiavo case, March 2

The brother of Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged women at the center of a legal struggle in Florida over whether she should live or die, will discuss the controversial case at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in McCosh 10.

Bobby Schindler will discuss his family's legal and personal battles in a lecture titled "Euthanasia, Judicial Homicide and Terri Schiavo." The Schindlers have fought Schiavo's husband, Michael, at every level of the Florida court system since the late 1990s on whether Schiavo should live or die.

The Schindlers are appealing a Florida circuit court judge's ruling that Schiavo's feeding tube can be removed on March 18. Schiavo's husband has argued that she does not want to be kept alive artificially.

In addition to Schindler's talk, the event will include a discussion on the moral issues surrounding euthanasia, nutrition and hydration led by Chris Tollefsen, a visiting fellow in Princeton's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and an associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina.

The lecture is sponsored by Princeton Pro-Life, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and the Undergraduate Student Government Projects Board.

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