After the whole world watched the courts mandate the slow starvation of Terri, how can this mother allow that to happen to her child? It has not even been a year since this event happened to Lauren. There is no living will so we have only her mother’s word that Lauren said she would not want to live in this situation. IMO, we should always err on the side of life because God is in control and miracles happen EVERY day. God bless this earthly father for trying to protect the life of his little girl!
I don’t know what the mother’s motivation is, it could be that she honestly believes that this is best for her daughter. However, after watching the terrible things parents will subject their children to in cases of divorce, I cannot discount the motive of hurting the other parent. I know that is a terrible thing to say, but parents do it all the time, using the kids to get back at the other parent.
God Bless them all, what a terrible and sad situation. My prayers go out.
Not only that...
The mother should not have custody of Lauren’s child either. I read the Delaware papers full of advice from George Felos (Michael Schiavo’s lawyer), for the mother.
The courts mandated nothing. They ruled that Michael Schiavo was the next of kin with the authority to make that decision, and not the parents. I don't want to wade into the endless arguments over that decision, but let's be accurate about it.
Cases like this happen in hospitals all over the country every day. If there is a living will, a power of attorney, or if all the family members are in agreement, there is no legal issue and they don't make the papers.