Terri Schiavo was brain-damaged, comotose, and a majority of doctors consulted in her case said she had no hope of recovery. Her husband wanted her feeding tube removed, so that she could die peacefully. But right-to-life activists, led by Phil Sheldon, called Randall Terry of Operation Rescue, and mobilized an online campaign. ConservativePetitions.com got 100,000 emails to the Florida legislature and to Gov. Jeb Bush, shutting down the legislature's Internet server.
A judge then ruled Shiavos' parents could seek to remove Michael Schiavo as his wife's guardian. The legislature passed Terri's Law, and Terri's feeding tube was reinserted Oct. 21. For details, see the Philly.com story.