Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Schindlers' List

Via Left Coaster: "Turning Pain into Profit

Apparently the Schindlers have decided, through a direct marketing firm, to rent or sell the list of their donors to . . . I guess whoever's interested.

According to the New York Times

Firm
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and JOHN SCHWARTZ

ASHINGTON, March 28 - The parents of Terri Schiavo have authorized a conservative direct-mailing firm to sell a list of their financial supporters, making it likely that thousands of strangers moved by her plight will receive a steady stream of solicitations from anti-abortion and conservative groups.

"These compassionate pro-lifers donated toward Bob Schindler's legal battle to keep Terri's estranged husband from removing the feeding tube from Terri," says a description of the list on the Web site of the firm, Response Unlimited, which is asking $150 a month for 6,000 names and $500 a month for 4,000 e-mail addresses of people who responded last month to an e-mail plea from Ms. Schiavo's father. "These individuals are passionate about the way they value human life, adamantly oppose euthanasia and are pro-life in every sense of the word!"

Privacy experts said the sale of the list was legal and even predictable, if ghoulish.


I think it is a shame that they would sell the list. People gave them private information in good faith for a cause. If they feel like they need to raise money, that would actually be the easiest thing in the world for them to do.

Here are some suggestions:

1) Heart-wrenching documentary on their struggle against evil--air this on ETWN and then give purchase information
2) Pen a book recounting the whole affair
3) Continue or recreate their foundation and pay themselves a salary and continue their cause, whatever it is
a) Push for Terri's canonization

These are just off the top of my head. Now, one may detect sarcasm in my tone. Perhaps, but this entire affair has already gone off the deep end and trying to make money off a mailing list caps the madness.

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