Bobby Schindler is President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, a Paige Comstock Cunningham Senior Fellow at Americans United for Life, and an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Bobby advocates for the medically vulnerable in honor of Terri Schiavo, his sister.

A full-time advocate, speaker, and writer, Bobby and the Life & Hope Network have been instrumental in providing resources and support to over 4,000 patients and families at risk of euthanasia, assisted suicide, and denial-of-care situations from physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and others.

Bobby is a regular contributor to LifeNews.com. His writings have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, TIME, The Linacre Quarterly, National Review, Human Life Review, Townhall.com, The Federalist, The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, and others.

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In 1990, Bobby’s life took a dramatic and unexpected turn when his older sister, Terri, experienced a brain injury after a mysterious accident while home alone with her husband, Michael Schiavo (Note: a reason for Terri’s brain injury/accident has never been determined). In 1998, Michael, Terri’s guardian, and now estranged husband, sought court permission to starve and dehydrate her to death. Bobby and his family were propelled into a life he’d never imagined. He spoke in defense of his sister on numerous national television and radio programs including Hannity & Colmes, Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Glenn Beck Program, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, The 700 Club, EWTN and numerous others. Bobby and his family authored the book A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo as a resource for those seeking to understand an accurate account of Terri’s fight.

Bobby has spoken in more than 46 states and in over a dozen countries. He has spoken to young people at dozens of high schools, colleges and universities, with special emphasis on medical and law students. He speaks not only with firsthand accounts of Terri’s story—which to this day is often misrepresented by mainstream media—but also on topics relating to the medically vulnerable, particularly including the right to food and water, medical ethics and the bioethics movement, and how to uphold human dignity for a disabled or medically fragile loved ones. He has testified before state legislatures in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, California, Kentucky, Ohio, and has addressed Members of Parliament in Australia and Canada concerning the protection of the medically vulnerable.

Bobby holds an M.S. in Bioethics from the University of Mary and a Certificate in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center, as well as degrees from LaSalle University and Florida State University.

Bobby lives in Cincinnati where he serves on the Pregnancy Center Plus (Cincinnati) and the New York State Right to Life advisory boards, and formerly served on the Cincinnati Right to Life board of directors.