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Posted on 05/08/2008 3:14:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser
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I have no business speaking for FV, but I’m going to and she can correct me if I’m wrong.
When someone is standing in the hot sun for hours on end AND they are emotionally involved in a very traumatic ordeal, sometimes they just need to sit down.
Then might I suggest that you contain your questions to valid and general matters of a pro-life nature on this thread. This thread is 100% pro-life, we ARE NOT interested in any dissent, nor do we need a "devil's advocate," we know full well who the devil is and what he is doing and how many he has killed.
>>>Good night, all.<<<
Did I say your question offended me? It was immaterial as to the matter at hand that a young woman was being tortured ACROSS THE STREET due to a PACK O LIES. Let me try to redirect you to what is material re: Lauren Richardson. Fast Forward to right now: The culture of death vs. their battle tested and hardened opponents who are blogging for Lauren and writing about her. In case you still aren’t “clear”, the culture of death are the bad guys who chose taking lives as a vocation/hobby. Among them are hit men with bar licenses.
The death cultists try to convince the world that this or that human being is irrelevant and expendable. If you felt irrelevant or dismissed at all on this thread, that is what the culture of death is all about. Does that help?
This is the first major news story to break on Lauren Richardson in recent times, and note, it is in tandem with the core of our own thread. Wagglebee has posted a separate thread on this story. Bob Unruh of WND is on to the story now, and we can be assured he will keep watch for new events. I encourage all to read the complete article with the link on the wagglebee thread. Because of policy, it must be excerpted. Here is a part:
Now in the Richardson case, Judie Brown of American Life League said those who are concerned about the situation can help.
"The governor of Delaware, Ruth Ann Minner, is being asked by pro-life Americans across this nation to intervene in this case in order to save Lauren from what many fear is an imminent court order dictating that Lauren be starved and dehydrated to death," she announced. "I am asking you to be one of those who communicates your passionate belief that Lauren's life is sacred and deserves to be protected from those who would order her death. The governor's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org."
Brown wrote this week that "it has been a source of ongoing sadness to read of the difficulties Lauren Richardson's father has had over the course of the past several months....
Grunthor, I am only glad my family did not take the approach that it was ok to snuff me, and sentence me to death by two weeks of dehydration because of my addiction overdose. It is just a little harsh when ruthless killers whine about the cruelty of lethal injections, and the innocent get the painful route not allowed for the nastiest of animals.
It is mostly in Chinese characters but is also in english.
Mother’s Day reminds us of the bond between mother and child that lasts for all time. Similarly, Father’s Day is right around the corner. A father’s love can be a strong as a mother’s bond with their child. Randy wants to take care of her and he doesn’t love her any less because she needs a feeding tube. A feeding tube is just a way to eat. It is not a measure of life’s value.
Thanks for your reply. I am an alcoholic (and used more than my share of drugs), I hit bottom when I was 23 and have been sober for seventeen and a half years.
I have seen more times than I care to remember the horrors that heroin has brought to addicts and their families. However, in Lauren’s case, heroin is no longer an issue. She will NEVER use it again, of that we can be certain.
“I would wish Governor Minner and Edith Towers, mother of Lauren, a great day of remembrance of what it is like to be a loving mom and offer up our own prayers for their guidance from Above.”
Prayers so that the Holy Spirit will guide them.
I would hope Terri's Listers take a moment for prayer today, for their own moms and for those heroic moms in the world and those in need of prayers and guidance.
And today, perhaps we could devote a moment of our prayer energy to Governor Minner of Delaware, that she act with her heart as a mom in finding mercy for Lauren Richardson. May we include Edith Tower, Lauren's mom, as a mom in need of prayers and guidance that she might be touched to do the right thing.
As we face the ugliness shoved at us by such as Planned Parenthood, may we temper that with reminders of truly heroic figures, like Governor Palin of Alaska who faced the birth of a child with Down's syndrome and did the right thing by Our Lord. Our days on earth are limited indeed, but eternity is a whole long time.
Some don't have moms. May we never forget. I shudder to think how things would have gone for mother and child in Massachusetts had not Haleigh received the benefit of the limelight. I have yet to find whether Gail Garlinger, the new advocate, is a mom, but in her role, she is indeed.
Stoneham - On April 28, Massachusetts Judge Gail Garinger began her new job as the state’s first child advocate.
An employee of the Juvenile Court since 1995, Judge Garinger served for seven years as First Justice for Middlesex County before being appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick. In her new position, she will investigate and oversee the state’s handling of children in state custody and those receiving state services.
The agency has come under fire in recent years due to several high-profile abuse cases. Eleven-year-old Haleigh Poutre was beaten by her adoptive mother and stepfather and fell into a coma after DSS had received and dismissed at least 14 prior reports of suspected abuse. Four-year-old Rebecca Riley died of an overdose of psychiatric medications, allegedly given to her by her parents, six months after DSS dismissed a therapist’s concerns she was being overmedicated...........
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A leading post-abortion women's group is upset that Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards exploited Mother's Day for fundraising for the nation's largest abortion business. Planned Parenthood also came under fire for saying promoting abortion is more important than civil rights.
As LifeNews.com reported this week, Richards honored Mother's Day by sharing part of an editorial her daughter wrote saying she got her pro-abortion views from her mother and grandmother, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.
Richard couldn't wait until the third paragraph of her Mother's Day letter to PPFA supporters to ask them to open their wallets.
"This Mother's Day, I'm honoring that legacy with a Planned Parenthood Federation of America Mother's Day gift. Join me," she wrote.
But Georgette Forney, a co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and an abortion victim, told LifeNews.com she found the sentiment appalling.........
Thread by wagglebee.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The chances are good that your health insurance plan covers elective abortions since 46 percent of all health insurance plans in the United States do so. A leading researcher urges pro-life advocates to investigate their plans to find out whether they are unknowingly supporting abortion.
During the Reagan administration, Dr. Robert Moffitt was the deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
He recently gave a speech at the Family Research Council warning that, because most health insurance plans are controlled by secular companies or government officials, many of them pay for abortions......
Posted By Leticia Velasquez On May 9, 2008 @ 12:00 am In Today | No Comments
The dark history of the shameful movement underpinning the biggest human atrocities of the 20th century was powerfully outlined by Ben Stein in his important documentary which is a must-see for anyone serious about science, about faith, and about freedom. Did I leave anybody out?
Global warming and political correctness will have replaced the Judeo-Christian belief in the dignity of man, the pinnacle and master of God’s creation. We will find ourselves enslaved to a materialistic ideology. Our very right to exist will be determined by what the powerful consider a “worthwhile contribution” to society, against our carbon footprint. Many of us — “useless eaters” — may not make the cut.
Terri Schiavo didn’t.
Forty-six million unborn American didn’t.
(or why bother...)
I wonder what he thinks of "death with dignity" in his own case by doing a couple of weeks dehydration, the preferred method of the death dealers these days. It is supposed to be euphoric. Ask Lisa MacPherson.
Thread by wagglebee.
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE -- Former Gov. Booth Gardner no longer runs the state, but now he'd like to be in control in a different way.
He wants to be able to die on his own terms if his quality of life becomes seriously diminished, he said at a meeting of the Lynnwood Rotary Club on Thursday.
Gardner, 72, has Parkinson's disease. For the past year, he has been promoting the controversial cause of physician-assisted suicide.......
Please note especially post #77.
Please cover tiny Ariella with your prayers. Prayers for life, health, strength, God's power to manifest through her body developing what the medical field says it does not have.
Alayna, Ariella's mom, is an unwed teen whose family and church has supported her. Alayna was told during the pregnancy that Ariella was Hydrancephalic. They held out no hope for Ariella. Church prayed for the whole family. Alayna insisted on carrying the baby to birth. Ariella was delivered on 4-21-2008. Alayna was told that Ariella may only live 1-2 days. The following Sunday Alayna and Ariella were in church. That night we had a prayer vigil and Ariella was dedicated! Last Sunday, May 4, Ariella looked a little yellow and when I commented on her looking a little jaundice, I was told there would be no medical measures taken because of the Dr's diagnosis. We agreed that God could and would easily touch her liver, blood and body and clear up the condition. (I have not seen her since then to know how she is looking.)...............
Here's to your sobriety, both of you, and I hope you have a healthy and joyful Mother's Day!
I’ve been blessed to see it twice. It is phenomenal!!
I plan to see it again.
The emperor has no clothes!
“Governor Palin of Alaska who faced the birth of a child with Down’s syndrome” is on Senator McCain’s very short list, I have read.
Let Lauren Live. Lauren’s a mother too.
I just wrote Governor Minner in response to your request on this thread.
The video toward the end shows the tantalizing struggle to grasp those threads released during the overdose.
We are currently warehousing hundreds of thousands for violent crimes, giving them clean bedding, more than adequate nourishment, all manner of perquisites.
Surely we ought grant this single citizen guilty of no crime the bare minimum civil right of life.
We've been through all of that reference to our Declaration of Independence, the granting to all men by their Creator of Life. . . .
Of course this is a broader battle against self-styled secular humanism, which becomes more and more the welcomer of the Islamic grim reaper, scything down all of which some dark disapproving Allah disapproves.
Obama stumped for Odinga the promoter of sharia law--and called a baby a "punishment"--
And he voted against the "born-alive act" making him a murderer.
With these people, Mao is great--pay no attention to the 60 million sacrificed on his funeral pyre.
With these people, Stalin's dictum applies, "One death is a tragedy; a million a statistic." And in that dictum only half of it is hypocrisy--
For, with these people, one death is a good start. . .
To our most awesome life affirming artist:
May the good Lord bless you richly for your efforts on
Heartfelt gratitude, Phil, for your powerful words and images! They rise above the din!
Has compromise and secret behind the scenes ever served any but the devil?
We are inquiring minds who want, nay, need to know how this entire new thrust is really on behalf of Our Lord!
Who on earth benefits from all the silence, media and the rest? Is it Lauren? Is it the death crew who can ply better their craft in the shadows?
If there is truly a good side to this silence, please someone, sell us a clue!
I have powerful admiration for Randy Richardson, the one stalwart standing above the crowd fighting for his daughter. God bless and watch over this man. He is clearly getting plenty of advice, but is it the right stuff?
Nope, it is not my opinion, it is long years of experience. Many who follow these threads know already our story. It is to make a point here. When our extremely handicapped son came into the world, the battle began. It is more than one story, is twenty six years of battle against legions of medical and other professionals advising us to compromise, to allow our son to be "handled" by them. They attempted seduction by fine and quiet compromise, intimidation, threats, and we refused to yield. Yet, our son's contemporaries, all similar condition, far worse than that of Terri or Lauren, as with our own son, fell by the wayside.
None of them survived as our son did. It is heartbreaking to a parent like us to witness our son's room mate, a happy little boy until the medical experts from a well known facility proposed an elective surgery to the parents. They quietly succumbed. Months later, his scoliosis spine straightened, he writhed and winced in pain, withered, and died. His radiant smile never returned. The only smiles may have come from the surgeons who got a chance to experiment and practice. The parents who went along, were intimidated, or brought under a cone of silence, simply lost their loved ones to death. I know of none who succeeded. Our approach was open, forthright battle, standing up to all and compromising nothing.
It also gave us strength and faith in Our Lord as nothing else could. The only way we could have kept our son alive and happy in those years was to defy openly our adversaries time and again. It meant even threats of jail. Rewards for our convictions were bountiful indeed, bringing us all joy, kept our son smiling right to the natural conclusion of our son's life, and building our faith in Our Lord. We wonder what became of the parents who yielded.
Perhaps those who seek silence and perhaps compromise truly believe they are doing the work of Our Lord. Please give us examples of how Our Lord's work was helped by that approach!
That way we may understand how Our Lord changed the ground rules without telling us.
Here is the dated story. Where are the updates?
Pro-Life Unity joins with many organizations, including the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, Blogs for Terri, Defend Life, American Life League, Delaware Pro-Life Coalition, ProLifeBlogs and more, calling out for citizens everywhere to help stop the murder of an innocent girl.
Lauren Richardson accidentally overdosed on heroin in August of 2006 and severely damaged her brain. She was pregnant at the time, and most likely, because of that reason, she was kept alive in order to deliver her child. Lauren delivered a healthy baby girl in February of 2007.
Now Lauren is in a life and death battle. The mother has been awarded custody, and has chosen to have Lauren’s feeding tube removed, because the mother believes that Lauren wouldn’t want to live this way.
Lauren’s father feels differently.
Randy Richardson (Lauren’s father) acknowledges that the daughter he knew before her brain injury is gone. But, he said, she is still alive and responds to him. He said she has made progress since her overdose—she no longer needs a ventilator to breathe—and given more time and therapy that can continue. “We just want to give her a chance,” he said, adding he is not talking about extreme measures.
Think about this situation, they want to remove her feeding tube and kill her by starving her to death. That’s what they did to Terri Schiavo. If you think that death by starvation is a decent thing to do to someone, just try and not eat or drink for a couple days, then tell me what you think. That’s not the point though. The point is, why are we executing people just because, in our opinion, they won’t live a productive or happy life?
Pretend you are the one standing in front of Lauren.
Pretend you are the one who will pull the feeding tube from her, or deny putting it back so that she can live.
Pretend you are the executioner of this girl who is loved by her father and doesn’t want to see her killed in such a horrible way, without people crying out for her life.
Some disagree with our position, supporting people in PVS (persistive vegetative states) and calling for their rescue. That is your right to do so. For those who agree that this is wrong, we urge you to get involved. Lauren can be saved and she will be saved because it’s the right thing to do!
What can I do?
2) Email Randy Richardson and ask what more can be done at email@example.com
3) On Monday, call the Delaware offices:
New Castle County: (302) 577-3464
Kent County: (302) 739-4498
Sussex County: (302) 856-5367
4) I picked 2 random people from the list at LifeForLauren.org. One Democrat and one Republican. Everybody call and email them and ask them to not allow Lauren to be executed.
Gerald L. Brady (D)
1804 Shallcross Ave.
Richard C. Cathcart* (R)
226 Milford Dr. Middletown 19709
Be nice and be respectful.
You can read more about Lauren at her website, which was put up by her father. The site is LifeForLauren.org.
(With apologies for the language...)
Lucy loves Lucy. Peer into the mindset of a lost soul. Thead by wagglebee.
Abortion is back in the news yet, understandably, many women still find it difficult to talk about. Here Lucy Cavendish who has been through it twice offers a candid view
Virtually every woman I know of my generation has had an abortion. The problem is that no one talks about it. It is hidden away as if it were a dirty secret. This week, however, every time I've opened a newspaper or turned on the radio, abortion has been the topic du jour.......
An estimated 300 motorists and a hearse took part Saturday morning in a symbolic funeral procession through downtown Knoxville to commemorate abortions performed in Knox County last year.
The procession started at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum and wound down Gay Street before ending at Depot Avenue. It drew fewer participants than originally expected. Officials had estimated 15 area funeral homes would provide hearses for the event, held the day before Mother's Day.
Knoxville Police Department officers provided traffic control at the expense of organizers. The event took place without incident. Officers said they saw no protesters.
Jones said he asked one person involved in the processional to leave when the participant wanted to use signs on his vehicle to express his anti-abortion stance.
"We weren't interested in getting into a shouting match with people," said Jones. "This is about sending the message of God's mercy. Jesus says, 'Happy are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.' It's about healing and bringing closure."
Jones said signs and banners were not used because organizers wanted to take politics out of the discussion. The point was to make anyone who felt badly for having undergone an abortion know they were welcome at church, he said.
Some onlookers weren't sure what they were seeing.
"I thought it was an actual funeral," said Anne Giffin, who was on her way to meet friends for a movie. "It seems kind of pointless when no one else knows what's going on."
But what about a new party which reflects our own principles, one, which by definition refuses compromise? Try this one on for size!
Thread by TBP. Thanks, EV, for the ping.
America's Independent Party has as its goal the return of our nation to a set of foundational principles. We call them "the American Principles." The word "principle" comes from a Latin root which means "first things." The American Principles are the "first things" that our country should consider – in domestic policy, foreign policy, the internal functioning of government, and in using the "bully pulpit" of public office and the political arena to promote certain societal virtues and behaviors.
America's Independent Party recognizes that these "first things" are clearly defined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
We also believe that there is room for debate over prudential policy matters within certain parameters of fundamental American political thought and a framework of ordered liberty....
I don’t have a lot of information but want to give you a quick update on Jim.
When the nurse came by this morning to change his bandages, she told Jim to go to emergency right away. He is sooo dehyrated that she says it is dangerous.
Due to his muscular dystrophy, he is not regaining the ability to move his legs. He is still uncomfortable and in pain. His medications makes him sick so, according to Sheila, he doesn’t always take it when he should. His left leg is still bad.
I will call again later to see how it went today. He left about 10:30 and was not home yet.
Please continue to pray for Jim.
What everyone needs to understand is that, in a compromise, each party gives up something, but still gets part of what they want. The left NEVER goes for this and with pro-life matters it's even worse because there view of compromise is to just not murder as many (or simply do it differently).
U have fm.
Only because of this thread, I am aware of Lauren’s situation.
The eugenicists are running loose again. Hopefully, we can stop these totlaitarians this time. For Lauren for Terri, and for all of us.
Especially if it's to abort a black or some other minority.
Send this to Hannity. As active a he was on Terri’s case, he’ll probably move to Delaware for a while.
First Planned Parenthood, now Unfelos. All the Nazis are showing up.
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Not cynical at all, just an honest, realistic assessment of these eugenicists, the same people who founded Planned Parenthood, te ideological cousins of the people who gave you teh Holocaust.
Do I believe that "there is a group of people going around looking for folks to kill, in order to "consolidat[e] gains in euthanasia established with Terri"? Absoultely! I'm surprised that you don't.
That is utterly naive of you.
Note that like typical liberals, they didn't practice what they preach.
But then, it's just the poor and minorities that they think should have abortions.
Of course, if they all followed that adivice, tehse idiot Dimmycraps would have aborted their entire constituency out of existence, but they're not bright enugh to think that far.
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