"Synthetic Children" // The Death of Terri Schiavo, 10 Years Later
Air Date March 30, 2015
Hour 1 - "Synthetic Children"
A famous designer is being boycotted by Hollywood because of biblical values. A simple statement that children should be born to a mom and dad has people talking. We talk about human dignity and "synthetic children" with the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity's Paige Cunningham.
Hour 2 - The Death of Terri Schiavo, 10 Years Later
March 31 marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo, another human dignity case. Attorney and author David Gibbs, III, and Terri's brother Bobby Schindler join us.
Paige Comstock Cunningham, J.D., is the executive director of the Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. She is a Fellow at the Institute for Biotechnology and the Human Future and a Trustee of Taylor University. Paige is affiliate professor at Trinity Law School and Trinity Graduate School. She graduated from Taylor University (summa cum laude), earned her J.D. from Northwestern University Law School and an M.A. in Bioethics (summa cum laude) from Trinity International University.
Paige has published numerous articles, editorials and book chapters in the areas of law, bioethics and public policy, and has testified before Congress and state legislative committees, and has made numerous television appearances. She appears frequently on radio and has a regular audio commentary, Everyday Bioethics. Her "Biohazards" column appears quarterly in Salvo magazine. Paige lectures on bioethics, public policy, reproductive ethics and global women's health. She and her husband, Jay, have three children and three grandchildren.
For more information about the Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, please visit its website.
David Gibbs, III
Attorney David C. Gibbs, III, is the President and General Counsel of the National Center for Life and Liberty, a ministry organization that defends life and liberty freedoms nationwide. Mr. Gibbs speaks regularly to audiences in churches and conferences while also litigating cases as a trial attorney. He has authored five books including Fighting for Dear Life and Understanding the Constitution. Attorney Gibbs graduated from Duke Law School and manages the Gibbs Law Firm with offices in Dallas, Texas; St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Washington, D.C. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal circuit and district courts nationwide. David and his wife, Carin, have been married for over 20 years, have four children and make their home in the Dallas, Tex., area.
For more information about the National Center for Life and Liberty, please visit its website.
Bobby Schindler is the Executive Director of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, which works to protect the lives of the medically vulnerable and disabled from the threat of euthanasia. The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network was the 2009-2010 recipient of the Gerard Health Life Prizes Award. He is the only son of Bob and Mary Schindler and brother to Terri Schiavo, who suddenly collapsed and was left with a profound brain injury. Following Terri's tragic death on March 31, 2005, Bobby gave up his teaching job at Tampa Catholic High School and became a full-time pro-life and disability rights advocate. Today, through Terri's Life & Hope Network, Bobby assists families in need of legal action to prevent their loved ones from health care rationing and food and water removal.
Bobby has been asked to testify before state legislatures in Florida, Louisiana, California and Kentucky, and has addressed Members of Parliament in Canada and Australia concerning the protection of the medically vulnerable. He and his family have also authored the book A Life That Matters, regarding their decade long struggle to care for his sister Terri. The Schindler family continues to advocate for persons with disabilities and works tirelessly to put an end to the growing pro-death mentality that is plaguing our nation.
For more information about the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, please visit its website.
Chris Fabry is the host
of Chris Fabry Live!, two hours of spiritual
encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges
listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris
is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel
Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book
Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in
the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and
his family live near Tucson, Ariz. To find out more, please visit Chris' website.