Robert’s Legacy: Welcome to the blog!

by JHS, Esq.


People have been asking me since the conclusion of Conservatorship of Wendland in August 2001, if I plan to write a book about my experiences — and encouraging me to do so. Until now, I have resisted those suggestions for many, many reasons.

But the events of the past few weeks involving Terri Shiavo and her family have inspired me to begin this blog as an alternative to publishing a book or law review article. This will document my six-year experience litigating the Wendland case and serve as a resource for other attorneys litigating such cases, families who find themselves having to make painful, difficult end-of-life decisions, and members of the public who want to learn more about the issues.

I am also going to reveal information about “the players” in this and other cases. As will become apparent, the culture of death is being promoted in this country by a small group of devoted, determined people whose names appear repeatedly in the case records, media, and “scholarly” analyses of the cases.

All entries in this blog must be read with an understanding that I have distinct opinions and approached my work in the Wendland case from a very specific viewpoint: I believe in the sanctity of all human life and saw my involvement in the case as a matter of faith. My beliefs informed and focused my efforts, on behalf of my clients, to save Robert Wendland from a cruel death by dehydration and starvation.

Welcome to all who visit this blog and I hope that you find the information you find here useful.

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