Remembering Terri Schiavo: The Legal and Legislative Battle to Save My Sister's Life with Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, Professor Robert A. Destro, and
David Gibbs, Legal Counsel to the Schindler Family.
Schindler, Destro and Gibbs will discuss the Schindler family's legal and legislative battle to halt the removal of Schiavo's feeding tube. They will be introduced by Daniel Hughes, President, Progressive Alliance for Life, Georgetown Law- Georgetown Law School
Robert A. Destro
Robert A. Destro is professor of law and is director and founder of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion. He joined the faculty in 1982, and served as Interim Dean from 1999-2001. From 1983 to 1989, he served as a commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and led the commission's discussions in the areas of discrimination on the basis of disability, national origin and religion. He served as general counsel to the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights from 1977 to 1982, and as an adjunct associate professor of law at Marquette University from 1978-1982. From 1975 to 1977, he was engaged in the private practice of law with the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dean Destro was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He received his bachelor of arts degree in 1972 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his law degree (J.D.) in 1975 from the University of California at Berkeley. His areas of specialization, scholarship and litigation include: freedom of speech and religion; discrimination on the basis of race, disability, national origin and religion; comparative constitutional law; private international law (conflict of laws); legal ethics; and bioethics. He is the director of the Law and Religion Program, and is co-author, with Michael S. Ariens, of Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society (Carolina Academic Press, 2d edition 2002), the leading law school textbook in the United States on the subject of religious liberty.
Professor Destro lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Brenda and their two children, Gina and Mark.
David C. Gibbs III
Dr. David C. Gibbs III is an attorney with the Christian Law Association and with Gibbs Law Firm. Dr. Gibbs III is heard nationwide on the radio program The Legal Alert and has appeared on numerous news and talk shows, including Larry King Live and Face the Nation. Abridged from the article Christ, Christmas, and the Constitution by Dr. David C. Gibbs, Jr., and Dr. David C. Gibbs III. Used by permission from the Christian Law Association (CLA), a legal missionary ministry at www.christianlaw.org.
Daniel Hughes is the President of the Progressive Alliance for Life of Georgetown Law University.
Bobby Schindler now works for the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, Center for Health Care Ethics in St. Petersburg, Fla., an organization dedicated to promoting the Culture of Life, embracing the true meaning of compassion by opposing the practice of euthanasia.