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Let Lauren Live!
ChristtheKingMaine ^ | May 7, 2008 | Judie Brown

Posted on 05/08/2008 3:14:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser

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To: 8mmMauser

Stein’s movie is great. I might go see it again.


151 posted on 05/12/2008 3:26:30 PM PDT by TBP
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To: 8mmMauser

Stein’s movie is great. I might go see it again.


152 posted on 05/12/2008 3:29:27 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
It would be a mistake tho presume government executives to be basically conservative, as their very own lifeline relies on a nanny state system preserving their jobs and pay. In this instance they can hardly contain their glee at the strangulation of conservative values evolving the GOP into GLOP and merging incestuously with the democrat party as two ugly daughters of socialism.

And, of course, these lefties recognize the burden of Terri's Legacy as a looming factor.

Scandals at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, meanwhile, sullied the GOP's image. And although most Republicans originally supported the president's decision to go to war in Iraq, many more now question the strategies and tactics, and bemoan that the U.S. went in with too few forces and no occupation plan. Party members also acknowledge that the United States has squandered the global respect and goodwill that arose from the 9/11 tragedy. Finally, they voice disappointment with the GOP's emphasis on social, cultural, and religious issues, pointing especially to the controversies over the Terri Schiavo case and over embryonic-stem-cell research.......

Upset Republicans

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153 posted on 05/13/2008 2:53:48 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Mother Jones and arbitrary, an interesting word combo!

Kruse's story is designed as an antidote to a year's worth of arbitration horror stories that have played on Capitol Hill since the Democrats regained control of Congress. Democrats have held hearings related to nearly a dozen bills currently pending to ban mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts governing everything from meatpacking to the employment of military reservists. Some of these bills are even supported by Republicans, including Ken Connor, a Virginia lawyer who represented Jeb Bush in the Terri Schiavo case, and Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), who cosponsored the most recent bill to ban arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts. The slew of public hearings, complete with compelling victims, has put a big black eye on the practice that the chamber hopes Kruse will counter with her down-home message.....

Meet Big Business' Favorite Granny

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154 posted on 05/13/2008 2:59:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Well stated.


155 posted on 05/13/2008 6:18:49 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: 8mmMauser

If the average Republican is upset that the GOP tried to
save an innocent disabled woman from her murderous
spouse, we are beyond hope.

How about something to really be upset about?

Like throwing our sovereignty into the trash for a
North American Union?

Or turning a blind eye to forced abortion and organ harvesting
from political dissidents in China while awarding Most Favored
Nation trade status?

Can we be upset that our borders are a porous joke?
Or that over 4,000 innocent pre-born babies are slaughtered
each day - 1,400 + black babies?

Or that the racist billion dollar a year Planned Parenthood
receives $300 million in taxpayer support even while
taking money earmarked for killing black babies.

If the Republicans don’t figure out what really matters,
they are doomed to the ash heap of history!


156 posted on 05/13/2008 7:40:56 AM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: 8mmMauser

I don’t know if this was posted yet. I just saw it this morning.

“Terri Schiavo’s Mother Mary Schindler Finds 1984 Note From Her Daughter”

http://www.lifenews.com/bio2440.html


157 posted on 05/13/2008 2:03:15 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: 8mmMauser

Prayers


158 posted on 05/13/2008 9:25:13 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Floriduh takes more steps on its path to the finals as the top death state. It is easier to achieve with the family rent asunder, too. As we point out time and again, the left changes words, forging them into tools with new meanings to accomplish their ends. Thread by Floriduh Voter.

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Thinking they can stop divorcing parents from fighting in court, state officials want to rewrite the laws to replace loaded terms like "custody" with "parenting plan."

To do that, though, they'll strip out guidelines for psychologists that are designed to protect the children.

"It dumbs down the criteria," Coral Gables psychologist Jerome Poliacoff said of the proposal to replace American Psychological Association's guidelines with "standards that a reasonable psychologist would use."

"Who gets to be the reasonable psychologist?" Poliacoff said. "I think it leaves a lot of room for poor work."

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Evelyn Lynn, R-Ormond Beach, passed both the House and Senate last week and is waiting for Gov. Charlie Crist's signature..................

Bill May Remove Loaded Words

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159 posted on 05/14/2008 2:56:08 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Lesforlife
Sometimes I suspect that groups under the banner of pro-life can be more interested in fund raising than in actually saving lives. I would suspect the contributions would come more quickly to some of these who become near martyrs after the tragedy than to groups who honestly and abashedly save lives.

So that is why in my estimation Colorado pro-lifers stand head and shoulders high, above the rest! They actually save lives first!

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WOO HOO!!

Colorado for Equal Rights turned in over 131,000
signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State
today. Nearly twice the 76,000 required, it looks
very likely that Coloradans will be confronting their
consciences this fall to decide one of life's most
compelling questions, when does life begin?





Doesn't everyone deserve equal protection under the
law?



Was Harry Blackmun, the architect of Roe v Wade correct?




410 U.S. 113 (1973). “In the Roe v. Wade decision, Justice Harry Blackmun wrote that, ‘(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the preborn] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.’

Will Colorado honor God or honor man?

9News wants you to know.

Woo Hoo!

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160 posted on 05/14/2008 3:12:52 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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From students...

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Lauren Marie Richardson was a problematic daughter. Never on time at school, she would come back home at late hours, usually without a word of explanation for her worried parents. Friends she hung around with were far from desirable and hardly ever bothered to introduce themselves to the Richardsons. Problems arose in the family and Lauren's parents divorced after a few years, forcing Lauren to shuttle between two homes. Soon she started doing drugs. Soft narcotics came first, but within time, her organism had grown immune to cannabis, demanding stronger and stronger substances to satisfy the narcotic hunger. Finally Lauren began injecting heroine into her veins. When does life end and death begin? This difficult question will have to be answered soon by the parents of a 23-year-old girl who has been put on a breathing machine for almost two years. Her mother wants the machine unplugged. Her father hopes for a miracle

On August 28, 2006, Lauren Richardson overdosed. She was found unconscious, with her heart barely beating and brain severely deprived of oxygen. She has neither opened her eyes nor uttered a word ever since. At the hospital it turned out that Lauren was pregnant and although it wasn't an easy decision, her parents knew they had to keep her alive at least long enough until her baby was born. Doctors did not give much hope for Lauren's recovery but promised to do everything in their might to sustain her basic functions for nine months.

Ember Grace was born in February 2007. Words cannot describe the joy Edith Towers and Randy Richardson felt over the birth of their first grandchild who reminded them so much of Lauren. The few moments they spent with her were probably the last when they were truly happy. Edith had always claimed that her daughter never wanted to be kept alive and now demanded the doctors unplug the machinery. Randy still had hope. “The issue in Lauren's case is the eternal truth that all people, no matter what their medical condition, bear the image of God and deserve basic care and an opportunity to be restored to health,” he said.

In January 2008, the court named Edith Towers guardian of her daughter. The News Journal which reported on the trial quoted Towers as saying that Lauren had asked her not to keep her alive. Lauren was to tell her mother: “Don't ever leave me hooked up to life support. I would not want that. I think it is horrible. I think that I do not ever want to be kept on life support if the doctors say there's no hope.” The words were backed up by Edith's brother. But Randy Richardson, with whom Lauren had lived shortly before she overdosed, claimed that his daughter would have never said it.

He decided to question his former wife's ability to make reasonable decisions. Supported by numerous pro-life organizations, Randy Richardson has appealed the court's ruling and is hoping that he will be able to keep Lauren breathing until she dies naturally or a miracle happens. One of the groups that have sided with Richardson is the American Life League, the same that fought the euthanasia of Terri Schiavo in 2005. Time presses again because Edith's attorneys have been bombarding the court to grant their client permission to unplug the life-sustaining machines.

Randy Richardson admits that the Lauren lying in a hospital bed is not the Lauren he remembers. But it is still his little girl and he has promised himself and God to fight for her life for as long as possible. “If I don't, who will? I love my daughter.”


If you have any comments or suggestions, please write to: krzys.wasilewski@yahoo.com

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Terri Schiavo Dilemma

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161 posted on 05/14/2008 3:23:20 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Deo volente; julieee; wagglebee
Deo volente, it is now a thread by julieee. Thanks, wagglebee, for the ping.

St. Petersburg, FL -- Terri Schiavo's mother Mary Schindler has uncovered a note that Terri wrote back in 1984 when she married her husband Michael. Now remarried to someone with whom he had an affair before Terri's death, Michael won a court order to take her live despite pleas from her family.

Terri's brother Bobby Schindler tells LifeNews.com about the note...........

Terri Schiavo's Mother Mary Schindler Finds 1984 Note From Her Daughter

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162 posted on 05/14/2008 3:40:57 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Nova Scotia has some fierce pro-death advocates, but it also has a courageous number of pro-life warriors, some good friends of ours included, and doubtless involved. Thread by wagglebee.

HALIFAX, May 13, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Aggressive pro-abortion demonstrators made physical attempts to shut down Nova Scotia's first annual "March for Life" Thusday. Beginning with an evening candle-lit prayer vigil on Wednesday May 7th, 2008 followed by a demonstration on Thursday the event was organized and co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Women's League and the Campaign Life Coalition. The roughly 90 March for Life participants were infiltrated on both occasions by several pro-abortion activists....

Pro-Abortion Activists Attempt to Shut Down March for Life in Nova Scotia

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163 posted on 05/14/2008 3:48:14 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Thread by wagglebee...

As the very first line of Steven Mosher's latest book reads, we have all grown up "on a poisonous diet of overpopulation propaganda."

Mosher's book, Population Control-Real Costs, Illusory Benefits, is, first and foremost, an answer to the allegation that the human race is inexorably multiplying, hell-bent toward a giant demographic cliff like so many lemmings.

The numbers show that the world is not, has never been, nor ever shall be, overpopulated. In fact, according to the world's experts -- even the ones advocating population control -- birthrates around the world are dropping at a precipitous rate.

The book thus torpedoes the lifeboat scenario, which argued that in order to survive, we had to throw some of the earth's passengers overboard.....

New Book From Steve Mosher Explodes the Pro-Abortion Myth of Overpopulation

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164 posted on 05/14/2008 3:53:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: JustAmy; Syncro; Jim Robinson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; ...
We pray for our founder today! Jim Robinson has stood up for us and has done so many wonderful things with this forum, we may now be able to stand up for him in seeking help through prayers. Update from JustAmy on # 930. Further update by Syncro on #990!

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Jim Update:

It has been a frustrating day, I finally have a update for everyone.

I called Jim at the hospital. The nurse was in his room and gave him the phone. Sheila took his cell phone to him so I will be able to contact him easier. Also they took his laptop.

Due to major pain killers, he was able to sleep in the bed last night and was in bed when I called.

He sounded better than he has for the past few months.
He will be there for at least one more night; maybe more depending on decisions being made tonight.

They may remove Jim's left leg at the knee tomorrow. The docs have told him that the poison in that leg is going to continue causing problems.

Jim is really reluctant to let them remove the leg but I told him that if it will relieve the pain and stop all the damage it is doing to his internal organs, he should let them take it. Jim cannot use his legs now. He only has limited use of his right leg and no muscle remains in his left leg. The muscular dystrophy has done a number on his muscles while he has been ill.

I hope this makes sense.

When I hear what the decision is, I will let you know. In the meantime, Jim needs our prayers tonight and tomorrow.

Father, hear our prayers.
930 posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 9:55:24 PM by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)

Jim Robinson is having surgery today [May 14, 2008 Updates #930, 990]

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165 posted on 05/14/2008 4:31:40 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
Nova Scotia has some fierce pro-death advocates,

So does Free Republic, at least the ones in Nova Scotia aren't pretending to be conservative.

166 posted on 05/14/2008 4:46:11 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Terri's News Alert

May 14, 2008

Lauren Richardson Needs Your Help!

Lauren Marie Richardson is a twenty-three year old woman who suffered an anoxic brain injury after an accident on August 28, 2006.

Lauren's life is endangered by a recent court decision made by Delaware Court of Chancery Master Sam Glasscock, III by which her feeding tube will be removed. As a disabled citizen, she is defenseless against the court-approved, imposed act of dehydration and starvation intended to cause her death.

Lauren gave birth to a baby girl during this ordeal, and has not been allowed to see her child. This little baby girl needs a chance to know her mother. Lauren's family appeals to each person with compassion and love to understand why they wish to bring Lauren home and care for her.

Lauren's situation is more critical than you can imagine. Her story should be told, and we pray that it has a happy ending.

Please click here to go to the Life for Lauren website
and read how you can help. More action items will be added as they become available - please check back frequently. Your vigilance could help save Lauren's life.

Sincerely,

The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation
www.terrisfight.org

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167 posted on 05/14/2008 10:59:47 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Terri's News Alert

May 14, 2008

Lauren Richardson Needs Your Help!

Lauren Marie Richardson is a twenty-three year old woman who suffered an anoxic brain injury after an accident on August 28, 2006.

Lauren's life is endangered by a recent court decision made by Delaware Court of Chancery Master Sam Glasscock, III by which her feeding tube will be removed. As a disabled citizen, she is defenseless against the court-approved, imposed act of dehydration and starvation intended to cause her death.

Lauren gave birth to a baby girl during this ordeal, and has not been allowed to see her child. This little baby girl needs a chance to know her mother. Lauren's family appeals to each person with compassion and love to understand why they wish to bring Lauren home and care for her.

Lauren's situation is more critical than you can imagine. Her story should be told, and we pray that it has a happy ending.

Please click here to go to the Life for Lauren website
and read how you can help. More action items will be added as they become available - please check back frequently. Your vigilance could help save Lauren's life.

Sincerely,

The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation
www.terrisfight.org

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168 posted on 05/14/2008 11:00:15 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Doubletap to be sure...


169 posted on 05/14/2008 11:02:19 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; ...
Another big ping today, and again for Jim Robinson. Please keep those prayers going. He is going into surgery tomorrow.

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Today's short update:

I just talked to Jim; the surgery will be performed tomorrow. He doesn't know what time yet. He said he is feeling pretty good. Also, he slept off and on last night. May have been due to the stress.

I am going to try to see him this afternoon. He has some tests scheduled but he doesn't think they will take very long.

He is not allowed to have his laptop in the patient area so he cannot get online until he can get down to the lobby.

His words ..... "Please tell everyone how much I appreciate their thoughts and prayers. Oh Yeah ..... tell them I'll be back online as soon as I'm able.


Anyway, thank you for your prayers.

1,070 posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:24:33 PM by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)

Jim Robinson is having surgery May 15, 2008 [Updates #930, 990 & #1070]

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170 posted on 05/14/2008 11:13:17 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Prayers for Jim.


171 posted on 05/14/2008 11:20:15 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: 8mmMauser

Thanks for the info. I wasn’t aware of this bill. I don’t live in FL but it concerns me.


172 posted on 05/14/2008 1:20:00 PM PDT by Twink
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To: 8mmMauser

I’m sorry to hear this news. I’ll keep him and his family in my prayers, especially tomorrow.


173 posted on 05/14/2008 1:23:39 PM PDT by Twink
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To: 8mmMauser; Lesforlife

Governor Minner’s Biography. She’s been a champion in the fight against cancer.
http://governor.delaware.gov/biography.shtml


174 posted on 05/14/2008 3:59:53 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: 8mmMauser

FYI: Delaware AG page. Just for a look around. Looks like a Biden is Delaware AG.
http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/


175 posted on 05/14/2008 4:12:52 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: 8mmMauser
Governor Minner gets props at an animal rights web site. Here's the post:

Wonderful news! Governor Minner has signed legislation to establish a lowcost spay/neuter program! Specifically, HB 425 will establish a spay/neuter fund to assist (1) individuals eligible for state assistance programs, (2) individuals recognized by county or municipal government or state, county, or municipal animal control as free-roaming cat or dog keepers, and bonafide 501 ©(3) animal welfare, rescue, and humane organizations registered in Delaware. In addition, HB 425 will require that all dogs and cats adopted from public or private entities (i.e., shelters, rescues, clinics) be sterilized and inoculated against rabies prior to adoption unless a licensed veterinarian finds that either sterilization or vaccination would be medically unsafe, or an animal is under 6 months of age and has been inoculated for rabies, and the adopter has posted a deposit.

Spay/neuter(1) saves animal lives by significantly reducing the free-roaming animal population, unwanted animal births in general, and shelter intake and euthanasia rates; (2) dramatically reduces animal impound costs; and (3) protects public health and safety by reducing the risk of rabies and the incidence of common canine and feline behavioral problems such as aggression, roaming and spraying. Delaware has now joined the growing number of states Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire and New Jersey to enact progressive spay/neuter legislation to increase the save rate. This is from the ASPCA site. "reduces the euthanasia rate" for animals that is.

176 posted on 05/14/2008 4:23:27 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: 8mmMauser; All

“Lauren gave birth to a baby girl during this ordeal, and has not been allowed to see her child.”

I hate to think the worst, but could some be trying to deny Lauren seeing her baby, because they are afraid seeing the baby will help bring Lauren to recovery.


177 posted on 05/14/2008 8:29:09 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

I am cynical enough to think you are right on target and that it was certainly considered if not the main factor.


178 posted on 05/15/2008 3:08:29 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: JustAmy; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Jim Robinson goes into surgery this morning. It will start at 9:00am California time and will last a couple hours. Time for more intense prayer for our founder!

See #436 post by JustAmy.

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Just received a call from Sheila ....

They will take Jim to surgery at 8:00am. The surgery will probably start about 9:00 and will take a couple of hours. He will probably get into recovery about noon.

She will call me tomorrow after surgery to let me know how it went.

9:00am Fresno time, please join me in prayers.

436 posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:14:56 AM by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)

Prayers for Jim Robinson (Updates at #279, #436)

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179 posted on 05/15/2008 3:15:30 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Haleigh Poutre update...

More emerges about the dark role played by the DSS against Haleigh and her mom.

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Lawyers for Haleigh Poutre’s biological mother yesterday alleged she had signed away her rights to the child because of government “coersion” and possible fraud.

At a Superior Court hearing, attorneys seeking damages for what they are calling the wrongful adoption of the 14-year-old brain-damaged girl questioned why the state Department of Social Services has for two years refused to turn over two documents that purportedly explain why she was taken from Allison Avrett.

“The question remains: What is in those two secret reports?” Wendy Murphy said. “. . .Fraud may be someplace in those files.” Lawyers for DSS did not respond to the allegation, but asked Judge Linda Giles to dismiss the case, arguing that Avrett has no say in the matter because she is no longer Haleigh’s legal guardian. Giles made no decision yesterday.

Haleigh was removed from Avrett’s care when she was 4 after Avrett’s sister, Holli Strickland, told DSS the child had been molested by Avrett’s boyfriend at the time, Murphy said.

The allegation was investigated and determined to be unfounded, she said. But DSS threatened to take away Avrett’s unborn child unless she agreed to give up Haleigh, said attorney Elizabeth Clague.

Avrett agreed to allow her sister to adopt Haleigh, with the understanding that she could still visit her daughter.

But when she began to question why Haleigh often had bruises on her body, Strickland falsely reported to DSS that Avrett was neglecting her other two children, Murphy said.

Avrett’s sister and her husband, Jason Strickland, were later arrested and charged with the Sept. 11, 2005, beating that left Haleigh with a sheared brain stem. A month later, Holli Strickland was killed in a murder-suicide with her grandmother.

DSS, believing Haleigh was brain-dead, sought to have life support removed, and Avrett initially agreed, but later began to notice signs of responsiveness.

In January 2006, the day after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that DSS could remove Haleigh from life support, DSS announced that she was breathing on her own and halted plans to remove her feeding tube.

Five months later, without explanation, DSS permanently barred Avrett from seeing her daughter.

Alison Goodwin, a spokeswoman for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, yesterday said she was under a “gag order” prohibiting her from commenting on the case.

Poutre’s mom: I was forced to give up custody

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180 posted on 05/15/2008 3:27:38 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Haleigh story excerpted from the Boston Globe...

Lawyers for the biological mother of 14-year-old Haleigh Poutre, who nearly died in her adoptive home from alleged child abuse, yesterday asked a Suffolk County Superior Court judge to force state officials to turn over two key documents that they say will show the girl was wrongfully removed from her first home. more stories like this

‘‘She should never have lost custody,’’ said Wendy Murphy, a lawyer representing Allison Avrett of Agawam in a lawsuit seeking $12 million from the state..........

Haleigh Poutre's mother seeks documents from DSS

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181 posted on 05/15/2008 3:31:20 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
"Right to die" is a favorite term of the far left specie of death dealer as if someone would demand that he/she be tortured to death by cold blooded killers. It is simply costumed tuned to fit their purpose and sound ok or at least not disturbing. "Death with Dignity" is another so obvious it insults reasonable people.

ELDR magazine and ELDR.com today released the results of a national survey on the "right to die" issue or what some call "physician-assisted suicide." It reveals that over 80% of adults say the right to die is a personal decision, not that of government or religion; that two-thirds want physician-assisted right to die legal, as in Oregon; that half of U.S adults could eventually face a right to die caretaker role for a loved one; and that only half of adults over 60 have a living will or health care directive.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2008 -- ELDR magazine and ELDR.com today released the results of a national survey of adults on the "right to die" issue or what some call "physician-assisted suicide." The survey showed that over 80 percent believe the choice to end one's life is a personal decision, with two-thirds of adults saying they want physician-assisted "death with dignity" legal, as in Oregon.

The ELDR Magazine "Right To Die" National Survey, conducted by Knowledge Networks and statistically projectable to the U.S. adult population, also revealed that only half of adults over 60 have a living will or advance health care directive. These legal documents specify what a person's wishes are if, for example, they are in a persistent vegetative state. Such a document could have prevented the prolonged and agonizing situation the family of Florida woman Terri Schiavo endured.........

Subscribe to this News Feed ELDR Magazine's "Right To Die" National Survey: Should Your Doctor Help You Die?

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182 posted on 05/15/2008 3:39:00 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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FindLaw findings...

The problem the group faces is obvious: In recent history, a subset of Christians often defined as "evangelicals" has striven and then achieved extraordinary political power, and their acts and history have come to define the word's very meaning.

The seeds were planted by the Christian Coalition and the Moral Majority, two groups that were cultivated during the Clinton Administration (which pandered to and used to its advantage evangelical Christians as well as other religious groups). Then, those seeds burst into full flower under the favorable sun of the Bush Administration. Outside the evangelicals' own universe, they were best known for their grasping and manipulation of national political power.

At no time was their power more apparent than the weekend when Congress reconvened and the President returned to Washington solely to enact the Terri Schiavo law, which I have discussed in a prior column. The law itself did not fulfill their dreams of controlling the country's debate over the morality of end-of-life care, but it did show their hand in a way guaranteed to swing the pendulum against them. (There is nothing Americans like less than seeing any one interest in control of their government, and religious organizations and coalitions are no exception.)......

An Evangelical Manifesto: How One Subgroup of Evangelical Christians Is Attempting the Redefine the Very Term "Evangelical"

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183 posted on 05/15/2008 3:43:27 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Youth in Asia and infirm in Oregon...

Thread by wagglebee.

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Rita L. Marker is an attorney and executive director of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Deadly Compassion, that has been called a compelling, persuasive, well-written and revealing discussion of both the personal and public sides of the euthanasia debate.

No matter the event, the venue or the audience – in the United States or in another country – assisted-suicide activists portray assisted suicide as the exercise of personal autonomy that is used to end unbearable suffering.

Conversely, opponents raise concerns that transforming assisted suicide from a crime into a medical treatment would eventually result in its expansion to include euthanasia by lethal injection and to encompass everyone from children to the frail, demented elderly.

Now that assisted suicide has been legally practiced in Oregon for ten years, those who oppose assisted suicide must answer the question: "Why hasn't Oregon expanded its law?"

The answer is simple: Political expediency.

Expansion of Oregon's law would be counterproductive for those who have long sought to transform both euthanasia (by lethal injection) and assisted suicide (by a lethal overdose of drugs) into accepted medical treatments.

Why Hasn't Oregon Expanded It's Assisted Suicide Law Into Euthanasia?

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184 posted on 05/15/2008 3:54:55 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee; Lesforlife
Meanwhile, Pro-life advocates of Colorado show what determination can do and set the model for the other states to emulate! Thread by wagglebee.

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Denver, CO (LifeNews.com) -- The Colorado pro-life group supporting an amendment to the state constitution that would define unborn children as persons under law submitted almost twice as many signatures as necessary. Supporters needed 76,000 signatures to get the measure on the ballot but turned in 131,245.

Colorado for Equal Rights, led by 20-year-old Kristi Burton, was behind the signature-gathering effort.

"The main thing the constitution is supposed to do is to protect us," the 20-year-old Burton said Tuesday at a press conference after submitting the signatures to the Secretary of State. "But who is that 'us'? There is currently no definition of person in the constitution."

State officials have 30 days to certify the signatures are valid and qualify the initiative for the November ballot, but Burton says she expected to hear back about the certification in a week or two.

Mark Hotaling, executive director of the Christian Family Alliance of Colorado, is also supporting the effort.

"Come November, Colorado is going to be ground zero for the issue of life in America," he said, according to a Denver Post report...........

Colorado Pro-Life Group Submits Near-Double Signatures for Abortion Amdt

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185 posted on 05/15/2008 4:02:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; Sun

The culture of death has a history of trying to prevent ANYTHING that can possibly improve the lives of those who have been targeted for extermination, not allowing Lauren to see her baby certainly fits that criteria.


186 posted on 05/15/2008 5:11:47 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 8mmMauser

Thank you.


187 posted on 05/15/2008 6:31:02 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: 8mmMauser

Father God, we pray for your angels of mercy to
surround Jim as he recovers from this very difficult
medical trial.

Shower him with your love and healing light and station
those who love you, in his care, to prevent any harm to come to him.

We beseech your blessings upon this man, who has given
so many the gift of liberty, to share the truth in this time when
it is so desperately needed in our land.

We pray for a total restoration of health, vitality and spirit
that he might continue to carry the torch, for those who have
no voice.

In the mighty name of Jesus, lover of our souls.

Amen


188 posted on 05/15/2008 8:09:59 AM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: Lesforlife

And I’ve been saying this since I was a national delegate to the
Republican National Convention in 1992!

I wish I could say there has been some improvement.


189 posted on 05/15/2008 8:14:57 AM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: 8mmMauser

Just curious if anyone else thinks it odd that the usually
oh so open minded crowd would be so hasty to blame the
victim?


190 posted on 05/15/2008 8:19:28 AM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: 8mmMauser

Notice how these “gag orders” allow the death peddling
crowd to do their dirty work in the dark without
the public knowledge, until it is too late!!


191 posted on 05/15/2008 8:24:29 AM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: 8mmMauser
Now that assisted suicide has been legally practiced in Oregon for ten years, those who oppose assisted suicide must answer the question: "Why hasn't Oregon expanded its law?"

Because there really was no conspiracy after all?

Best,
Etixos

192 posted on 05/15/2008 8:42:03 AM PDT by Etixos
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To: Etixos; Lesforlife
Etxios, I notice you just can't resist visiting our threads and you still presist as the devil's advocate. Is there some special reason you haven't mentioned yet? Maybe you could surprise us by being on the side of pro-life once or twice.

Because there really was no conspiracy after all?

BTW, your link doesn't work.

Yes, I can tell that to my Mom in Oregon. Oops, nope! I can't. She got mysteriously worse and died very quickly while in care in the Eugene area. Maybe she was suicided and they forgot to ask her or tell us.

But they must have meant well. Those laws are great for people who like to suicide others.

193 posted on 05/15/2008 8:59:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
Sorry about that. It wasn't meant to be a link at all; I just cut and pasted from your post. I am not a very good HTML Jedi--have never posted on a forum where you had to do your own, and I'm still learning.

That said, I didn't realize I was being a devil's advocate (though what's wrong with that, by the way?), just saying what I think. That's what conservatives do, isn't it? I find the comments interesting on "your" thread, though I was unaware that a person could "own" a thread, and so I read here and sometimes comment, fairly often. I don't believe I have been impolite or offensive, though I sometimes disagree with a poster. I try to do so civilly.

If there is something I could be doing to make you more comfortable, or something I am doing you would rather I didn't, please say so outright and I will consider your position.

On a happier note, our daughter went into labor 2 weeks early yesterday, and though the baby was breech, was delivered safely by C-section, and I have a new grandson! Hope your day ended well, also!

Best.
Etixos

194 posted on 05/15/2008 9:43:36 AM PDT by Etixos
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To: 8mmMauser

Praying for Jim Robinson, our founder and a great American.


195 posted on 05/15/2008 12:04:57 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
From an email...

Thanks, Leslie...

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Dear Governor Minner:

The bottom line regarding the preservation of Laurel Richardson's life
is that she is a living person and guilty of no crime that would
demand her death.

Innocent life is not negotiable.

No lawyer's brief or report from a team of physicians can change the
radical truth that Laurel Richardson's Personhood is reason enough to
keep her alive. And not just "enough" but reason to call in the troops
to preserve, defend and protect Laurel's life from those who would
dare to extinguish her God ordained being, in our world. It is
Personhood that must be protected at every single level in the
continuum of life from birth, through frailty and old age. Personhood
is reason enough to honor the living with life. Personhood is reason
enough to honor the dead. Personhood raises the monuments to our
fallen, our wounded, our heroes. Personhood raises the infirmary and
the missionary and the nursing mother at 4 AM. Personhood is enough to
preserve the yet to be born, the yet to die, the dying and the ill.

Governor Minner, as you consider your options regarding the situations
before you as a governor of the persons living in your state, let
Laurel Richardson's Personhood recalibrate your mind, heart, spirit
and gumption sir; it is an easy decision to make, because Personhood
cannot be denied.

As the United States accepts the euthanization of its Persons, it
slips further and further down among its corpses, morally debased,
utterly hollow of spirit and conviction.

Be the strong voice against the lie. Stand up. Speak out. Lead:Save
Laurel Richardson's Personhood.


I will then join my voice to yours.

Most sincerely,

Eve Sanchez Silver
Director
Cinta Latina Research
director@cintalatina.org
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196 posted on 05/16/2008 3:04:48 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Etixos
hat said, I didn't realize I was being a devil's advocate (though what's wrong with that, by the way?), just saying what I think.

Noooo, not quite. When pro-life conservatives say what they think, it turns out be pro-life comments. And I don't accuse by saying you are a devil's advocate, as you appear to think. I just stated an observation proving true, with no negative connotations implied, just observation. Your comment that I "own" this thread is typical of what comes across as hostile approach. It doesn't make me uncomfortable at all with your tone, just wary.

Whether you believe it or not, what is key is how readers react to your words, and that proves to be negative, too.

That said, I hold no animosity, wish your daughter well and am glad you mention it so we all may have warm wishes and congratulations for your new grandson.

God bless your new grandson, and you and your family for this gift.

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197 posted on 05/16/2008 3:19:07 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; JustAmy
Another update on Jim Robinson!

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I haven’t talked to any of the family but I received this via FReepmail from Saundra Duffy. I tried to ask her permission before posting but she is probably on her way home .... I know she wouldn’t mind so .......

Jim Update!

Hi, Amy.

After work, I went to talk to Sheila. Jim’s sister and Jim’s brother was also there. Anyway, while I was talking to them, they wheeled Jim out of surgery. He was sleeping peacefully. So it’s over. The family was going to talk with the doctors and so I left and came home. Sheila wants everyone to keep up their prayers. I will check in on him tomorrow. I heard the nurse say he came through just fine. OK.

Talk to you tomorrow.

Love, Saundra

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Saundra .... thank you for checking on him for us.

Our prayers are continuing.

924 posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:18:24 PM by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)

Prayers for Jim Robinson (Good news update at #991!!!)

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198 posted on 05/16/2008 3:28:18 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
More Haleigh update...

BOSTON— A judge is considering whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the biological mother of a girl who was allegedly beaten into a coma by her adoptive mother and stepfather.

Allison Avrett, of Agawam, is suing the state Department of Social Services for damages for what she calls the wrongful adoption of Haleigh Poutre by Avrett's sister, Holli Strickland.

Strickland and her husband were charged in the 2005 beating that left the girl with brain damage.

During a hearing Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court, lawyers for the state asked Judge Linda Giles to dismiss the lawsuit. They say Avrett voluntarily consented to allowing her sister to adopt Haleigh at age 7. The judge did not immediately rule on the request.

Haleigh is being treated at a rehabilitation hospital.

State asks judge to dismiss lawsuit by mother of beaten girl

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199 posted on 05/16/2008 3:28:58 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All

Have limited time at the computer this morning, will be back later.

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200 posted on 05/16/2008 3:29:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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