Skip to comments.Lauren Richardson Becomes Next Terri Schiavo as Parents Debate Euthanasia (Delaware)
Posted on 02/01/2008 2:51:57 PM PST by Pyro7480
A Delaware woman has become the next Terri Schiavo as her parents engage in a massive legal and philosophical debate about whether to subject her to euthanasia. Richardson is a 23-year-old woman who overdosed on heroin in August 2006 while she was three months pregnant with a baby girl.
Doctors kept Lauren on life support until she delivered her baby in February 2007. Shortly thereafter, her parents began a fight that is reminiscent of the battle over Terri's life and death.
As in the Terri Schiavo case, physicians have been quick to label Lauren as having a persistent vegetative state -- something Terri's family called dehumanizing and medically inaccurate as patients have recovered from it.
Edith Towers, Lauren's mother, wants to remove her feeding tube and starve and dehydrate her to death in the same manner that Michael Schiavo subjected Terri.
Towers claims Lauren would never have wanted to live as a permanently disabled person, but Lauren, as with Terri, did not have a living will or other advance directive spelling out her treatment wishes. She claims Lauren told her during Terri's battle that she would not want to live like her.
On the other side is Randy Richardson, Lauren's father is fighting to save her life and wants to be appointed as her guardian to ensure she receives appropriate medical care and treatment.
"She's committed no crime and doesn't deserve to have this death imposed on her," Richardson told the News Journal newspaper on Wednesday. "We just want to give her a chance."
Lauren no longer uses a ventilator or other breathing apparatus and is not on artificial life support -- something Randy contends is showing progress.
Towers is winning the legal battle in court as she was awarded guardianship of Lauren, but Randy Richardson has filed an appeal.
The News Journal indicates Delaware Court of Chancery Master Sam Glasscock III has put any action taking Lauren's life on hold while the court reviews the guardianship ruling -- a process that could take as much as three months to complete.
Regardless of the decision, an appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court is expected.
Randy Richardson also has other concerns about his daughter and says that Towers, his ex-wife, has not allowed Lauren's baby to see her.
Richardson and the Delaware Pro-Life Coalition released a video on Wednesday that shows Lauren at a nursing home reacting to family members and a dog.
The pro-life group also organized a prayer vigil near the Arbors Rehab Center in New Castle.
It's a divorce case with a coma patient smack dab in the middle albeit a side issue. Maybe Greer will show compassion for Graziano cuz he's a MALE. Greer prefers men to women of all walks of life.
Will Linda get kicked out by Greer?
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Can you picture Obama standing up in the Senate and saying, “KEEP TORTURING TERRI SCHIAVO. SHE MUST DIE.” That is what he wished he had done.
We were discussing that on a Rudy thread. It’s a disaster. We are just watching tv. I think it’s such a shock that people are fleeing... I’ll ping you.
"We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest."
WASHINGTON (BP)—A young, severely brain injured Delaware woman is at the center of a life-and-death court battle between her parents.
Randy Richardson and Edith Towers are locked in a fight over the fate of their daughter, Lauren Richardson, 26, whom a judge has ruled is in a "persistent vegetative state" after an accidental heroin overdose, according to The Wilmington (Del.) News Journal. Lauren was pregnant when she suffered the brain injury in August 2006. She was placed on life support in order to save her baby, whom she gave birth to several months later.
A judge granted guardianship to Towers in January, a ruling that could lead to removal of her feeding tube. Richardson, however, appealed the ruling, blocking any withdrawal of treatment for now.
The case is reminiscent of that of Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman who was described as being in a "persistent vegetative state" despite giving the appearance of responding to others and died in 2005.
Another consideration of the promise of B.O. from the hussain asylum..."I cross my subjects and hope they die."
This article comes from Germany with a LifeSiteNews byline.
What is worse, however, is that when he does give the occasional look into the sort of world for which he hopes, Obama bears a too-close resemblance to Chesterton's letter writer. Consider, for instance, his opposition to legislation that would have told doctors to treat babies that survive abortion and are born alive. Consider his statement that the "worst mistake" of his career was voting for a motion that gave Terri Schiavo a last chance at life. Consider his unequivocal, unapologetic support for homosexuality, for abortion, for embryonic stem cell research. For a man seeking bipartisan cooperation, he is strikingly keen on taking social liberalism to its extreme, and alienating even the so-called "moderate" factions of the conservative movement...........
Memo to the FRiberals:
We don’t do Kumbaya!
Somehow this fella sounds like a critter from an anti-freeper site. I can imagine how he discovered it, "Hey, dude, kewl, look what I founds, really..."
SAN BRUNO — Seconds after Marc Perkel's mind had shifted into a higher state of thinking, he had a revelation: The Church of Reality. Perkel was relaxing alone at home nine years ago when the light bulb went on. "I was smoking a little weed, and I was thinking about religion," the now 52-year-old realist said. "The name kind of popped in my head. But I had a hard time grasping the idea that no one (had) thought about it. Quite frankly, that aspect (has) never gone away." The next morning, The Church of Reality was born. "If it's real, we believe in it," said Perkel, who is self-employed and works in Web hosting and spam filtering. "Anything true will stand up to scrutiny. We're not a faith-based religion. We're doubt-based. The Church of Reality is a new kind of religion." ~Snip~ Gaylor suggested America may be moving in a more secular direction due to the controversy surrounding Terry Schiavo and the fight by the government and some groups in 2005 to keep her feeding tube in. "People are waking up to the danger of religion taking control of our government," Gaylor said................................
Perkel was relaxing alone at home nine years ago when the light bulb went on.
"I was smoking a little weed, and I was thinking about religion," the now 52-year-old realist said. "The name kind of popped in my head. But I had a hard time grasping the idea that no one (had) thought about it. Quite frankly, that aspect (has) never gone away."
The next morning, The Church of Reality was born.
"If it's real, we believe in it," said Perkel, who is self-employed and works in Web hosting and spam filtering. "Anything true will stand up to scrutiny. We're not a faith-based religion. We're doubt-based. The Church of Reality is a new kind of religion."
Gaylor suggested America may be moving in a more secular direction due to the controversy surrounding Terry Schiavo and the fight by the government and some groups in 2005 to keep her feeding tube in.
"People are waking up to the danger of religion taking control of our government," Gaylor said................................
I used to do a bit of that (actually several times a day, every day) in my younger years and I remember having similar "revelations." Perhaps if I had followed through on this I would have my own jet and TV show!
Warrensburg, MO (LifeNews.com) -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia spoke to students at the University of Central Missouri on Tuesday night and told them that abortion isn't found in the Constitution. He also indicated he would be lucky to get 60 votes in today's political climate where abortion rules how senators vote on judicial confirmations.
"The reality is the Constitution doesn't address the subject at all," Scalia said of abortion. "It is one of the many subjects not in the Constitution which is therefore left to democracy.".........
I received a phone call with a message from Steve King, and while at first I thought he would be asking me to support Fred Thompson, it turned out he was trying to get support for the Life Begins at Conception Act.
Here is information from the Pro-Life alliance about the act, which was submitted in January of 2007 by Duncan Hunter: .............................
TAMPA, Fl., March 6 - Terri's Foundation to Launch Live Radio Program, America's Lifeline to Protect Disabled
America's Lifeline begins Saturday, March 15 on Talk Radio 860 WGUL in Tampa, Florida, to educate Americans about their health care rights as well as protecting themselves and loved ones who may be sick or disabled from the threat of euthanasia.
America's Lifeline is hosted by The Healthcare Advocate, Cary Hall, with co-hosts Bobby Schindler and Suzanne Vitadamo, directors of the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation and brother and sister of Terri Schiavo.
Read the entire press release here.
“How did we ever end up with Hillary/Obama/McCain - surely three of the worst candidates.”
I think we got McCain because the open primaries gave him momentum.
Even McCain thanked the Dems and Independents for voting for him.
We need to stop this open primary nonsense. Why should Dems and Independents be able to pick the Republican candidates?
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