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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: floriduh voter
Obama: Mental distress can't justify late abortion

Senator Lava Lamp was for including severe mental distress before he was against it.

He sincerely hopes NARAL will read between the lines of his current expedient happy talk and understand he's still down for the struggle against the unborn.

He wishes to add that he only voted against the Born Alive Act because he feared (wink-wink) it "wouldn't pass constitutional muster".

Of course, the constitution is part of his Change platform, and, Obama willing, it will attain that perfect Lava Lamp nature.

801 posted on 07/03/2008 9:37:05 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: jy22077; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Hmmmm,WND picked up on the story on what is happening to Lauren! Wagglebee has a separate post on it.

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Members of the Delaware House of Representatives have approved a resolution declaring "it is against the public policy of this state" for food and water to be withheld from a 24-year-old woman left with brain injuries following a drug overdose.

The case of Lauren Richardson is reminiscent of that of Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman who died after courts ruled doctors could follow her husband's orders to deprive her of food and water until she died.

The Schiavo case, on which WND reported exhaustively, ended in March 2005 when she died, despite a battle by her parents who wanted to care for her to overturn a court order allowing the removal of her feeding tube.

Randy Richardson, Lauren's father, now is battling his former wife, the medical establishment and the court system for the life of his daughter.

Judie Brown of the American Life League has issued a call to those who are concerned about such cases to 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 wrote. "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 governor.minner@state.de.us."

Lawmakers' verdict: 'Don't starve woman' (Lauren Richardson)

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802 posted on 07/04/2008 2:01:32 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee; Lesforlife
Be sure to check out the full story in WND in the link at the wagglebee thread, also here.

Lawmakers' verdict: 'Don't starve woman'... 'It is against the public policy of this state for nutrition to be involuntarily removed'

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803 posted on 07/04/2008 2:19:00 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
I have oft repeated the concept of the far left propaganda machine but never have I seen the lie wrapped so eloquently as in this crafted phrase from the UK. To repeat the propaganda effort shouted long and loud, decent Americans wanted people like innocent Terri dead and abhor any effort to save her life. Now it is couched in verbiage of this guy who probably even likes the Obama Nation.

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Obama should proceed cautiously in his efforts to woo religious voters, however, taking heed of the ambiguous lessons of Bush's efforts at religious outreach. Indeed, the steeply declining fortunes of the Bush administration in its second term illustrate the considerable risk of aligning oneself too closely with intensely pious members of the electorate. While the biggest factors in explaining Bush's record-low approval ratings are the seemingly endless Iraq war and the lacklustre American economy, Bush's slide in the polls began in March 2005, with the decision of the president and the Republican Congress to reward religious voters for their support by intervening in the wrenching right-to-die case of Terri Schiavo - an act that disgusted all but the most extreme opponents of euthanasia. Likewise, Bush's nomination of the evangelical Harriet Miers to the US supreme court blew up in his face, as nearly every other faction of the conservative movement openly and adamantly rejected her as an intellectually unworthy nominee. Getting too close to evangelicals can be political poison, it seems, even for a conservative Republican.

George Bush's other legacy... The president's most pernicious achievement is not the war on terror but the injection of religion into public life

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804 posted on 07/04/2008 2:34:37 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Some good news in South Dakota! Thread by wagglebee.

SIOUX FALLS, SD, July 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in a 7-4 decision, will allow South Dakota to begin enforcing a state law that requires abortion providers to tell women, in writing, that the abortion procedure "will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being." In Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, the Court vacated a temporary injunction that had been issued by the trial court, which had blocked the law from going into effect....

Abortionists in S. Dakota Required to Admit Abortion Kills a "Living Human Being"

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805 posted on 07/04/2008 2:41:02 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
While in California....

Thread by wagglebee.

Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) -- Though sponsors of a bill that would promote euthanasia removed some of the problematic language from the measure, a leading California pro-life group says several concerns remain.

The bill would codify palliative sedation and voluntary stopping of eating and drinking as legitimate means of pain control and allow doctors and nurses to suggest death by unconscious dehydration.....

Pro-Life Group Says Bill Promoting Euthanasia Still Has Major Concerns

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806 posted on 07/04/2008 2:45:29 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
As we repeat again and again, the death soldiers march relentlessly, never rest, are stopped only by our constant vigilance. As in the UK...

Thread by wagglebee.

July 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A British "end of life" care protocol approved for use by the National Health Service (NHS), has created a systematic, and legal, method of euthanising elderly and disabled patients, even while "mercy killing" remains officially illegal, says a prominent expert in elder care. The "Liverpool Care Pathway" will be used to eliminate patients deemed to be "blocking beds" in the increasingly financially strapped public health system.

For years, Dr. Adrian Treloar, a psycho-geriatrician and senior lecturer at the Greenwich Hospital and Guys', King's and St. Thomas's Hospitals in London, has been sounding the warning that the NHS has an unofficial system in place to authorise the killing of vulnerable disabled patients with an unwritten policy of "involuntary euthanasia" by deep sedation and dehydration.......

Britain's Pathway to Euthanasia - NHS Protocols for Dehydrating Disabled Patients to Death

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807 posted on 07/04/2008 2:51:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: PhilDragoo
>>Send in the anti-Christ--wait, don't bother--he's here.

My wafe was glad for your observation. She has been shocking and disturbing religious ladies by simply observing how anti-Christs may appear and with each passing day, linking the matching characteristics of the Obamunist.

808 posted on 07/04/2008 3:02:09 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

wafe = wife and not waif...


809 posted on 07/05/2008 2:01:43 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; ...
New Crist Minstrals to warble in tune in the future as Charlie may seek justice in all the left places.

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In light of recent developments, Gov. Charlie Crist must be salivating at the prospect of appointing four justices to the Florida Supreme Court.

Rarely is a governor subjected to a judicial smack-down the likes of which occurred Thursday.

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The author of the opinion was Justice Raoul Cantero, who will resign from the court next month, opening a floodgate of four resignations on the seven-member court.

After Cantero leaves, Justice Kenneth Bell will soon follow. And Justices Charles Wells and Harry Lee Anstead will hang up their black robes in 2009 after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. The exodus will give Crist an unparalleled opportunity to "pack" the court with jurists who just might be inclined to see things his way.

And in the past, Crist has championed the very judicial independence that smacked him Thursday.

As attorney general three years ago, Crist praised two judges in the Terri Schiavo case, Pinellas Circuit Judge George Greer and U.S. District Judge James Whittemore of Tampa. Both men played a role in rejecting the Legislature's and then-Gov. Jeb Bush's efforts to intervene in the Schiavo matter.

Crist called them "heroes" for preserving judicial independence.............

Crist gets to reshape high court

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810 posted on 07/05/2008 2:12:53 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; rhema; narses
That pro-life people would even need to......

Thread by rhema with thanks to narses for the ping.

Pro-life teachers, students and other educators have been protesting this week at the National Education Association annual convention at the Washington Convention Center. The protest, which started on Wednesday, pointed out how the union has upset pro-life advocates many times over the years.

Most recently, the NEA came under fire from pro-life advocates when it hosted a forum featuring a late-term abortion practitioner....

Pro-Life Advocates Protest Abortion at National Education Association Convention

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811 posted on 07/05/2008 2:21:26 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Good for Fred! Thread by wagglebee.

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson served as the highlight of the opening ceremonies of the National Right to Life convention Thursday morning. He urged the more than one thousand pro-life activists attending the annual event to stick to their pro-life principles regardless of the wins or losses.

Thompson said there “has been a lot of talk about the need for change in this country and this has become Senator Obama’s mantra.”

He said Congress is controlled by pro-abortion politicians “so I see the need for great change in this country.”

Thompson worried about a change in the wrong direction and said Americans should be focused on reasserting the pro-life principles that makes the United States great.....

Fred Thompson Opens National Right to Life Convention With Pro-Life Passion

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812 posted on 07/05/2008 2:27:11 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
We get the picture the left cannot acknowledge...

Thread by wagglebee.

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- He took the photograph that has become one of the most recognized pictures in the pro-life community and he shared his story with attendees at the National Right to Life convention. He recounted how a childhood filled with agony and despair led to a life-long dedication to advancing the pro-life perspective.

The photographer is Michael Clancy and his picture is of Samuel Armas grabbing a doctor’s hand during the operation....

Michael Clancy: The Photographer Whose Amazing Pro-Life Picture Changed the World

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813 posted on 07/05/2008 2:32:42 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Coleus
Auf Wiedersehen, Bettina Schardt...

Suiciding in Germany and a related link in this thread by Coleus...

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A German politician who helped a woman to end her life and released a video of her death has caused outrage in Germany and prompted the authorities to try to tighten their rules on . Roger Kusch, a former senator in Hamburg and a prominent right-to-die campaigner, has said he advised Bettina Schardt, a healthy 79-year-old pensioner, on how to prepare a lethal cocktail of sedatives and anti-malaria drugs which would kill her. He said he then left her flat shortly before she died.

Mr Kusch filmed nine hours of conversations with the unmarried and childless woman, who said she dreaded being taken to a home for the elderly. However, she did not have a terminal illness and said: "I can't say that I am suffering." The subject of euthanasia is particularly sensitive in Germany due to the Nazis who some historians estimate killed more than 100,000 mentally handicapped or incurably ill people between 1940 and 1945...........

Suicide video outrages Germany

And this link posted by Coleus...

The arguments for and against Initiative 1000, which would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medicines to patients with six months or less to live, remain essentially the same as they were when former Gov. Booth Gardner filed the initiative in January.........

Death initiative is on its way

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814 posted on 07/05/2008 2:51:03 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Where is the truth with Obama? One guess...

Thread by wagglebee.

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In a report on Monday’s "The Situation Room" purporting to clarify how Barack Obama "really voted on abortion" (as the graphic on-screen at right stated), CNN correspondent Carol Costello misconstrued the Democrat’s stance on legislation during his time in the Illinois state senate that would have protected infants that survived abortions.

Besides the two votes specifically mentioned by Costello in the report, Obama also voted against it at the committee level, and when he was committee chair, denied a simple up or down vote on the legislation. The CNN correspondent also misrepresented the apparent pro-life stance of pro-abortion senators like "liberal Ted Kennedy" when the U.S. Senate voted on similar legislation.

The bill passed by unanimous consent, so none of the senators actually voted yes or no on it.

Substitute host John Roberts introduced the segment, and asked Costello, "what are the allegations and what's the truth about Obama's abortion record?" Though the CNN correspondent did present both sides of the debate on the issue, she left out key details about Obama’s voting record......

CNN Runs Biased News Story Covering Up Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record

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815 posted on 07/06/2008 3:31:48 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
We may now have hope for the best outcome and we prepare for the worst.

Oremus


816 posted on 07/06/2008 3:36:50 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; EternalVigilance; Dante3; Sun; wagglebee
So glad you excerpted the Crist front page news that REMINDS US he gave a keynote speech at a country club soire for LAWYERS LIKE JANET RENO where in Crist called Greer and Whittemore "heroes" for judicial independence (a/k/a KILLING TERRI SCHIAVO).

J. Whittemore defied the POTUS and the US Congress - traitors in my book, not heroes. This is what J. Greer did www.judgegeorgegreer.com.

whittemore and greer: FRIENDS OF PORNOGRAPHY, TRAITORS TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND ENABLERS FOR BATTERING, ABUSING, ADULTERING, EVIL SPOUSES.

And today's front page St. Pete Times: Jeb, the pontious pilate of Florida. (actually the Jeb story was on 3 pages. Jeb must be up to something).

817 posted on 07/06/2008 12:05:09 PM PDT by floriduh voter ( LAUREN (Delaware) & Karen (Fl) www.lifeforlauren.org & www.prayforkaren.com)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Haleigh Poutre update...

It is remarkable and lengthy, a summary in the events leading to Haleigh's escape from state sponsored death. As this is Boston.com, I may only excerpt from the nine pages of story and it may require free subscription to view all. Thanks, BB, for the tip.

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The police officers had seen it all, but never anything like this.

Last December, they stood inside a bedroom in a Brighton rehabilitation facility, visiting with Haleigh Poutre, a 13-year-old girl once deemed so hopelessly brain-damaged that judges approved the removal of her life support.

But now Haleigh was not only breathing, but also communicating. And it wasn't just any conversation. She was answering questions about who might have delivered a near-fatal blow to her head nearly three years ago..................

The little girl they couldn't see... Authorities believed Haleigh Poutre's many wounds were self-inflicted, and that her adoptive home was safe. What they missed nearly killed her.

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818 posted on 07/07/2008 3:13:54 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Related to Haleigh's case...

BOSTON — The House of Representatives thisweek gave final approval to a bill that will toughen the laws meant to protect children from abuse and neglect and ensure the protection of children is at the top of the state’s agenda with a new child advocate dedicated solely to child welfare............

Child protection bill now before governor

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819 posted on 07/07/2008 3:17:51 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Lesforlife
Remember Jesse Ramirez?

Professor Pope updates us on the latest of the fallout. Thanks, Leslie, for the tip.

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At the end of June, Arizona enacted HB2832 which clarifies that a surrogate who is not a patient’s agent or guardian shall not make decisions to withdraw the artificial administration of food or fluid.

The bill is referred to as "Jesse's Law." In May 2007, Jesse Ramirez suffered serious injuries from an auto accident. Just ten days after the accident, and only a short time after his last brain surgery, Jesse’s feeding tube was removed and he was transferred to a hospice facility. His sister and mother fileda petition to challenge the decision to remove Jesse’s feeding tube, and the hospice facility reinserted the tube. Today, Jesse continues to make tremendous rehabilitation progress.

While the bill really is just a clarification and does not seem to substantively change Arizona law, it does illustrate a potential shift in power from health care providers back to the courts. Most patients (especially young ones) have not completed advance directives. Therefore, once the patient loses capacity, the only way for the surrogate to withdraw ANH is to get appointed as guardian by a court.

Health Care Decisions Acts were enacted in nearly every state to permit health care providers to determine, on their own, what incompetent patients would have wanted and who they would have wanted to make decisions on their behalf. After all, of the four Americans who die every minute, two die as the result of a deliberate decision to stop life sustaining medical treatment. Courts and policymakers determined thirty years ago that those decisions not only did not need to be judicially reviewed but also that they should not be judicially reviewed. Sure, some mistakes are made. But will judicial review reduce the error rate? By how much? Is it worth the additional administrative burden? Can the same objective be achieved extra-judicially?

Posted by Thaddeus Mason Pope at 2:55 AM

Taking EOL Authority Away from Providers

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820 posted on 07/07/2008 3:22:00 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Another ping to wagglebee's thread on our FRiend in need of prayers. It is updated.

Prayer Request for a FReeper and Her Husband [Good news Update in #133!]

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821 posted on 07/07/2008 3:28:01 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Mor on Kusch and Bettina in a thread by wagglebee...

ROME, JULY 6, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Advocates of assisted suicide continue to press their case in many countries. In Germany a former senator from Hamburg, Roger Kusch, released a video of him helping a woman commit suicide, reported Reuters on July 1.

Kusch advised Bettina Schardt on how to prepare a lethal mix of drugs that would kill her. Schardt, 79, was not suffering from any serious illnesses. Before helping her to die Kusch filmed 9 hours of conversation with Schardt, who said she dreaded being taken to a home for the elderly.....

Life in the Cross Hairs: Assisted Suicide Pressures Continue

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822 posted on 07/07/2008 3:41:44 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser

Thanks for the update.


823 posted on 07/07/2008 8:43:40 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: jy22077; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Lauren Richardson update!

A big step is building in Delaware to save Lauren's life.

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Dover, DE (LifeNews.com) -- Last week, the Delaware House of Representatives approved a resolution supporting a disabled patient and her father, who is trying to keep her from becoming a euthanasia victim. The legislature backed Lauren Richardson, whose father and other family members continue to press her case.

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.

The Delaware House is backing Randy Richardson, Lauren's father, who is fighting to save her life and wants to be appointed as her guardian to ensure she receives appropriate medical care and treatment.

According to a WorldNetDaily report, it approved a measure saying "it is against the public policy of this state" to withdraw food and water from patients.

"It is against the public policy of this State and this State's interest in life, health and safety, for hydration and nutrition that is not harming a patient to be involuntarily removed from a non-terminal, apparently brain-incapacitated patient if doing so will cause the individual's death," the resolution reads.

The measure also says withdrawing food and water without a valid advanced directive from a patient is also a violation of the public policy of the state.

Meanwhile, Lauren's father issued a recent update on the family's web site about Lauren and his battle to protect her.

"Lauren herself has had some minor ups and downs but is doing pretty well. We are visiting her, interacting with her, and enjoying her life every day," he writes.

Richardson says the next chapter of the legal battle to protect his daughter is expected to unfold later this month.

"Lauren’s case is still ongoing and no decision has been made yet by the trial judge," Richardson adds.

"Some of the items on schedule in the court case in May and June occurred while others did not. We do not know what the upcoming schedule will be exactly, but at least some court-related activities will occur in July," he explains.

"All of this means that Lauren’s case is still hanging in the balance for a decision about whether she will be allowed to receive care and assistance from her loving family or whether she will starve and dehydrate simply because she has a disability," he continues. "Please continue to pray for Lauren and everyone involved in this case."

Randy Richardson is battling Edith Towers, Lauren's mother, who wants to remove her feeding tube and starve and dehydrate her to death in the same manner that Michael Schiavo subjected Terri.


Randy Richardson says, "Lauren’s mother, after convincing one Delaware judge to declare that she should be Lauren’s guardian, remains resolute in her assertion that Lauren is vegetative and cannot recover."

"Her mother has withheld authorization for any rehabilitative medical treatment and therapy for Lauren, and intends to have Lauren’s feeding tube halted" if his efforts to save her fail.

Richardson's family is calling on Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner to intervene and save Lauren from an expected court order dictating her euthanasia 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.

Noted attorney and author Wesley Smith has written about Lauren's case and he says he viewed a video Richardson's father released and he says she seems reactive particularly when her father attempts to interact with her.

"Whether she is conscious or not is irrelevant to her equal moral worth as a human being," Smith adds.

"The fight in this case is over whether she lives as a profoundly disabled woman or is made to die slowly over two weeks by dehydration--as Terri Schiavo did," Smith explained. "If we did that to a dog, we would go to jail. Do it to a disabled woman who needs a feeding tube and it is called medical ethics."

ACTION: Contact Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner at governor.minner@state.de.us and ask her to help Randy Richardson save his daughter's life.

Related web sites:
Life for Lauren - http://www.lifeforlauren.org

Delaware House of Representatives Approves Resolution for Lauren Richardson

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824 posted on 07/08/2008 2:38:22 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; jy22077
Lauren again...

DOVER, Delaware, July 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Delaware House of Representatives has passed a resolution supporting Randy Richardson in his bid to protect the life of his 24-year-old daughter, Lauren Richardson,

Richardson, who at one time was the valedictorian of her high school class, suffered a brain injury after a heroine overdose in 2006, which left her severely handicapped. Doctors diagnosed Richardson, whose plight is being compared widely to that of Terri Schiavo, as being in a Permanent Vegatative State (PVS).

At the time of the accident Lauren was three months pregnant. After the birth of Lauren's child, her mother, Edith Towers, who is divorced from Lauren's father, and who gained legal guardianship over the girl, tried to have her daughter's feeding tube removed, thereby causing her death by dehydration.

Randy Richardson, however, has organized a desperate fight to protect his daughter from such a fate, bringing Lauren's story to the media, and initiating legal action to ensure that doctors do not remove Lauren's feeding tube. He claims that his daughter, while severely handicapped, is both responsive and not terminally ill. He has said that with therapy Lauren could be re-taught to eat, and would have no need of the feeding tube.

The Delaware House of Representatives responded to the case on June 30 by passing a resolution in support of Richardson.

The Resolution observes, "It is becoming increasingly apparent that persons who are suffering from severe brain injuries often have cognitive functions significantly beyond what medical science previously estimated."

The resolution then goes on to criticize the idea of "Permanent Vegetative State," a medical diagnosis that is frequently used to justify the decision to starve and dehydrate a patient to death. Most famously, Terri Schiavo was diagnosed as PVS, a diagnosis that Schiavo's family vehemently contested.
 
It "is also becoming increasingly apparent that the diagnosis of 'persistent vegetative state' or 'PVS' is a category that recent science shows is far more uncertain and overly broad than had been previously thought," said the House resolution, "including a high rate of misdiagnoses of PVS patients who have not been able to exhibit responses, but whose consciousness can now sometimes be measured with medical advances such as neuroimaging and drug treatment."

Hence, concluded the resolution, "Be it resolved… that it is against the public policy of this State and this State's interest in life, health and safety, for hydration and nutrition that is not harming a patient to be involuntarily removed from a non-terminal, apparently brain-incapacitated patient if doing so will cause the individual's death."

"Furthermore," continues the strongly worded resolution, "such withholding of hydration and nutrition without:  1) clear written direction from a legally competent patient or, 2) a valid written advance health-care directive that was previously executed by a patient who is now incapacitated and that either allows such withholding under such circumstances or grants an agent authority to make that decision by an incapacitated patient is also against the public policy of the State of Delaware."

The synopsis of the resolution specifically mentions Richardson, saying, "The impetus for this Resolution comes from the case of Lauren Richardson, a 24-year-old Delaware woman who, after suffering brain injuries and impaired consciousness, now faces the possible removal of her nutrition and hydration, despite the absence of her clearly specified and legal consent to any such a course of action."

Delaware House Approves Resolution Protecting Woman from Dehydration/Starvation

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825 posted on 07/08/2008 2:43:41 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Lauren remains in danger just as jackels would not leave a fallen prey that easily, the death team will not release easily their prize. We ask again Governor Minner, to do what is right.

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826 posted on 07/08/2008 2:46:51 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Haleigh Poutre update...

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SPRINGFIELD - A lawyer for Jason D. Strickland, the Westfield man accused of assaulting his stepdaughter Haleigh Poutre, is asking that his trial be moved to Berkshire or Franklin counties.

Saying Strickland cannot receive a fair trial here, Alan J. Black filed a motion in Hampden Superior Court seeking a change of venue for the Oct. 16 trial. As an alternative to moving the entire proceeding out of the Springfield court, Black suggested that jurors could be selected from the other counties and brought here to hear the case.

Black cited the intense pre-trial publicity and the nature of the offenses as reasons why an impartial jury could not be selected in Springfield. The Poutre case, in which the then 11-year-old girl was left unresponseive and brain-damaged, served as an impetus for a major overhault in the state's child care and protection services. 

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In a related development, well-known defense lawyer Joseph A. Franco has been appointed by Judge Judd J. Carhart to represent the child's privacy interests regarding medical and psychological information in the Strickland case. Carhart is specially assigned to hear that case................

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"The number of local articles and news stories is staggering," Black wrote. "Because this publicity has been maintained for almost three years, the public has likely been conditioned not only to link the defendant with these charges but to assume his guilt."

Haleigh Poutre abuse trial venue change sought

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827 posted on 07/08/2008 2:55:17 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Haleigh Poutre again...

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On July 1, the Legislature unanimously approved legislation to strengthen the commonwealth's ability to prevent child abuse and neglect. The process began two years ago when Speaker Salvatore DiMasi established a special commission to examine all aspects of the law pertaining to this subject. Serving on this commission, while heart-wrenching and emotional at times, was an honor for me.

We began by examining a report by the Committee on Post Audit and Oversight regarding the tragic case of Haleigh Poutre, who was allegedly beaten into a coma by her adoptive mother and stepfather in 2005 when she was 11. While deliberating the Poutre case, other stories made the headlines. A little girl died because her parents allegedly over-medicated her to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Two young girls died in a fire while living at their mother's house; these girls were supposed to be residing with their grandmother. A little boy was found with cigarette burns and welts all over his body, allegedly inflicted by his mother's live-in boyfriend.

These cases brought an urgency to our deliberations, as well as a realization that even our best efforts to strengthen the law would not end the horror of abuse......................................

GUEST COLUMN: Safety net for kids tightened... BY REP. JOHN A. LEPPER

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828 posted on 07/08/2008 3:00:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All

I, for one, am grateful for the dogged coverage of Haleigh by The Republican. They stay on top of the details all the time.


829 posted on 07/08/2008 3:02:16 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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More on Haleigh...

Recently, State Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, spearheaded the unanimous passing of “Haleigh’s Amendment” though the Senate, prohibit a person from being appointed as a child’s guardian or medical proxy if the person has been charged with assault and battery that resulted in serious bodily injury to the child or neglect...

Child protection bill with governor

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830 posted on 07/08/2008 3:05:08 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary; Lesforlife
On the surface, Brother Paul is unremarkable, but when he speaks, it is as Heaven takes over his voice, so powerful and clear his words ring. What a powerful voice he was on behalf of Terri!

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ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- A Catholic brother who cared for a brain-damaged fellow brother for more than 12 years urged activists in the pro-life movement July 5 to defend the rights of the disabled as vigorously as they fight for the unborn.

Brother Paul O'Donnell, a member of the Franciscan Brothers of Peace in St. Paul, Minn., spoke at a workshop session of the National Right to Life Committee's annual convention in Arlington.

He said he ran into conflict with health care professionals, even at Catholic facilities, as he sought appropriate care for Brother Michael Gaworski, founder of the Franciscan Brothers of Peace, who suffered a severe brain injury after he contracted a rare bacterial pneumonia at age 32....

Defend disabled, unborn with equal vigor, Catholic brother urges

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831 posted on 07/08/2008 3:15:41 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; rhema; PhilDragoo
Jill Stanek on the Obama obfuscations in a thread by rhema.

A pro-life activist in Illinois says Barack Obama has repeatedly mischaracterized his opposition to the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act while he was a state senator.

Also note PhilDragoo's poster! The Federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act was signed into law in 2002 after receiving unanimous support from the U.S. Senate. The measure that forces hospitals to give medical care to abortion survivors -- if warranted -- even received the backing of liberal senators Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts ), Barbara Boxer (D-California), and Hillary Clinton (D-New York)....

Obama denies protection for infants of botched abortions [Jill Stanek rebuts Obama obfuscations]

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Obama is a lying baby-killer.


8 posted on Monday, July 07, 2008 2:25:08 PM by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)

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832 posted on 07/08/2008 3:31:51 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
It is in protest of that horrible Odor of Canada award recently discussed. I wonder if instead they showed the plastified corpses of humans and called it art...

Thread by wagglebee.

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CALGARY, AB, July 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - For the last four days, the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) cruised Calgary streets, with an 11-meter-long box-bodied truck displaying bloody photos of aborted human beings.   

Stephanie Gray, executive director of CCBR said this initiative is particularly important given the recent decision to award abortionist Dr. Henry Morgentaler the Order of Canada. In the wake of this controversial news, CCBR, known for its public display of graphic abortion images, has brought out its "Reproductive 'Choice' Campaign."

"Since Canada has chosen to bestow its highest civilian honour to an abortionist, we thought it fitting to show Canadians precisely what Henry Morgentaler is being honoured for," said Gray.

Gray told LifeSiteNews that the truck was well noticed, as it travelled down streets filled with the thousands of people attending the Calgary Stampede.............

Bloody Photos Hit Streets in Protest of Order of Canada Announcement

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833 posted on 07/08/2008 3:39:06 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
May our prayers be with them...

Thread by wagglebee.

Cincinnati, OH (LifeNews.com) -- Leading pro-life African Americans are finalizing their plans to protest abortion at the upcoming national convention of the NAACP. The black pro-life advocates say they plan to point out how the civil rights group is unwilling to discuss how abortion disproportionately affects the African-American community.

As LifeNews.com reported exclusively last month, Rev. Clenard Childress, a New Jersey pastor, and a leader of the black pro-life group LEARN, says the protests will address the NAACP, abortion and Barack Obama.

His group, with the help of several other pro-life organizations, will hold signs at the entrance to the Duke Energy Center when the NAACP delegates gather next Monday....

Black Pro-Life Advocates Finalize Abortion Protest Plans for NAACP Convention

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834 posted on 07/08/2008 3:42:57 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
Road to Congress dead ahead. Dr. Death wants to go to Washington.

Thread by wagglebee.

Royal Oak, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Elections officials in Oakland County have certified that assisted suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian has submitted enough signatures on petitions to qualify for the November ballot as an independent candidate. The certification comes on the heels of a victim's son confronting him.

Joe Rozell, the elections director in Oakland County, said on Monday that her office verified 3,200 signatures on petitions requesting his candidacy to appear on the November ballot........

Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian's Congressional Bid Certified

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835 posted on 07/08/2008 3:51:59 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser
Hence, concluded the resolution, "Be it resolved… that it is against the public policy of this State and this State's interest in life, health and safety, for hydration and nutrition that is not harming a patient to be involuntarily removed from a non-terminal, apparently brain-incapacitated patient if doing so will cause the individual's death."

"Furthermore," continues the strongly worded resolution, "such withholding of hydration and nutrition without: 1) clear written direction from a legally competent patient or, 2) a valid written advance health-care directive that was previously executed by a patient who is now incapacitated and that either allows such withholding under such circumstances or grants an agent authority to make that decision by an incapacitated patient is also against the public policy of the State of Delaware."


836 posted on 07/08/2008 10:19:03 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: All; 8mmMauser

‘”it is against the public policy of this state” to withdraw food and water from patients.’

Food and water are ordinary means, not extraordinary means, as most of us know.


837 posted on 07/08/2008 6:01:02 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Lauren Richrdson update...

Lauren again, with observations by Professor Pope. Thanks, Leslie, for the tip.

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The House of Representatives in my new state of employment, Delaware, passed a Resolution last week, resolving that "it is against the public policy of this State and this State’s interest in life, health and safety, for hydration and nutrition that is not harming a patient to be involuntarily removed from a non-terminal, apparently brain-incapacitated patient if doing so will cause the individual’s death."

House Resolution 75 finds that it is

becoming increasingly apparent that the diagnosis of “persistent vegetative state” or “PVS” is a category that recent science shows is far more uncertain and overly broad than had been previously thought, including a high rate of misdiagnoses of PVS patients who have not been able to exhibit responses, but whose consciousness can now sometimes be measured with medical advances such as neuroimaging and drug treatment.
Consequently, consistent with recent amendments to health care decisions acts in other states, the Resolution requires the patient herself either to have directed the removal of ANH or to have appointed an agent who directs the removal.

While the Resolution probably has no legal force, the House specifically mentioned in the Resolution that "[t]he impetus for this Resolution comes from the case of Lauren Richardson, a 24-year-old Delaware woman who, after suffering brain injuries and impaired consciousness, now faces the possible removal of her nutrition and hydration, despite the absence of her clearly specified and legal consent to any such a course of action."

Let's hope that the Delaware Legislature does not attempt to redirect the course or outcome of an already-adjudicated court dispute.

Delaware: Do Not Repeat the Mistakes of Schiavo

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838 posted on 07/09/2008 2:21:11 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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More on Lauren...

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The Delaware House of Representatives passed a resolution last week establishing protections for mentally disabled individuals.

The legislative support comes as Randy Richardson is trying to protect his disabled daughter from having her feeding tube removed.

Lauren Richardson was three months pregnant when she suffered brain injuries in 2006. She breathes on her own, and her dad said she is aware of her surroundings, moves and feels pain.

But a Delaware court has given custody to Lauren’s mother, Edith Towers, who wants the feeding tube removed.

“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," Randy Richardson wrote on the family's blog.

He is calling on the governor to save Lauren from an expected court order dictating her death.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit our Issue Analysis Web site.

Good News: Delaware House Adds Protections for Disabled

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839 posted on 07/09/2008 2:25:12 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Haleigh Poutre update...

This comes once again from The Republican, the one source always on top of this case.

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BOSTON - Gov. Deval L. Patrick yesterday signed a law that overhauls the state's child welfare system.

Flanked by legislators and administration officials, Patrick approved a bill that imposes new rules for preventing abuse of children who have already received some contact with state social workers.

Legislators passed the bill on July 1. 

Patrick said the new law is a giant step forward.

"Nobody wants tragedies to repeat themselves," Patrick said at a Statehouse event. "No one does."

The new law was crafted in response to cases such as that of Haleigh Poutre of Westfield, now 14, who fell into a coma after a severe beating. Her adoptive mother and stepfather were charged with assaulting her.

Poutre is currently in a Boston rehabilitation hospital. She has been recovering and may testify against her step-father, Jason D. Strickland, who has pleaded innocent to assault and battery charges.

Her adoptive mother, Holli A. Strickland, died in what West Springfield police said was a murder-suicide with her grandmother.

Sen. Michael R. Knapik, R-Westfield, said the new law may contain enough safeguards to hinder future abuse cases similar to that of Haleigh Poutre.

"We're hopeful that enough measures have been put in place so you won't see these egregious cases occurring again," said Knapik, who attended the bill signing....................

Governor signs tougher child abuse law

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840 posted on 07/09/2008 2:33:37 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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This topic is getting considerable coverage. ABC rings in.

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A defense lawyer is seeking a venue change for the trial of Haleigh Poutre's stepfather, who's accused of beating her and causing brain injury in 2005.

Poutre
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In this undated photo released by the family, Haleigh Poutre, of Westfield, Mass., who suffered brain injuries when she was allegedly kicked and beaten by her adoptive mother and stepfather in September 2005 is shown. State officials told her biological mother Allison Avrett that she cannot visit Haleigh in a rehabilitation hospital, the woman and her lawyer said on Monday, Aug. 7, 2006. Collapse
(Family Handout/AP Photo)

Prosecutors have said they hope Haleigh, now 14 and living at a rehabilitation hospital in Boston, will testify at the Oct. 16 trial of Jason Strickland. Strickland has pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery.

Once in Coma, Girl Expected to Testify in Court

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841 posted on 07/09/2008 2:40:25 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Catholics and the Obama Nation of Islam...

How is this commie pinko Stalinist Obamunist being accepted by Catholics?

In case visitors suspect I am harsh on him, maybe it is because I see this creature as an anti-Christ.

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We understand Barack Obama’s appeal. It’s almost impossible not to like him. Like his tireless supporter Oprah Winfrey, he has an air about him that exudes candor and sincerity and real concern. And those things aren’t insignificant.

In history, the direction of America has been changed by political leaders who have strong personalities that make their mark on the country: the noble Washington, Honest Abe, the sunny Ronald Reagan.

The difference, of course, is that the political leaders who changed the direction of the culture are men who share the nation’s founding principles and stick to them.

Douglas Kmiec, a Pepperdine University professor who made his name in the Reagan administration, at the University of Notre Dame and as dean of The Catholic University of America law school, says Obama is such a person, and so is supporting him for president.

He calls him a person of “integrity, intelligence and genuine good will” who “as best as it is humanly possible” will “respect and accommodate” those who disagree with him.

But Obama doesn’t just disagree with certain opponents. His record fundamentally disagrees with the nation’s founding principles...................

Catholics and Obama

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842 posted on 07/09/2008 2:48:57 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Further to the link to the Obamanable one above, same link...

Obama’s votes have him on record as believing that some people don’t have the right to life — not just the unborn, but those in the process of being born (he supports partial-birth abortion) and those who have been born accidentally during an abortion (he has helped preserve the practice of “live-birth abortion” ever since he was in the Illinois Legislature).

He also doesn’t think that alert but brain-damaged people like Terri Schiavo have the right to life — he calls voting to protect her the biggest mistake he made in the Senate....

843 posted on 07/09/2008 2:52:00 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; Pinkbell; narses
Surprise, surprise!

PP covers the Obamanation with love. Thread by pinkbell and thanks to narses for the ping.

This news isn't a surprise. But it couldn't come at a better time for Barack Obama.

Planned Parenthood, the zealous advocate for abortion rights, said Monday night that it is throwing its full support behind the Democratic candidate....

Planned Parenthood endorses Obama (Surprise!)

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844 posted on 07/09/2008 3:00:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife
becoming increasingly apparent that the diagnosis of “persistent vegetative state” or “PVS” is a category that recent science shows is far more uncertain and overly broad than had been previously thought, including a high rate of misdiagnoses of PVS patients who have not been able to exhibit responses,

Physicians HATE not being able to give a diagnosis, so they will generally apply a "catch all" term for conditions they can't identify.

Twenty five years ago my appendix ruptured; however, it had encapsulated so the doctor didn't think I had an appendicitis. I was diagnosed with "gastroenteritis" which essentially means a gastrointestinal problem. Luckily for me, my condition continued to get worse and the doctor ordered another x-ray, otherwise I would have been dead from peritonitis.

845 posted on 07/09/2008 5:14:41 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
A defense lawyer is seeking a venue change for the trial of Haleigh Poutre's stepfather, who's accused of beating her and causing brain injury in 2005.

Bring him down here to Virginia, or better yet Texas, his new "venue" should be somewhere that actually knows how to deal with excrement, Massachusetts will be letting him out on "weekend furloughs" in a year or two.

846 posted on 07/09/2008 5:18:24 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

BUMP to #824. Email and phone calls have made a difference and can in this case also.


847 posted on 07/09/2008 5:56:50 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Haleigh Poutre update...

Perhaps Governor Patrick doesn't realize the reason for all the uproar and just missed focus. It wasn't that they missed an abuse case or two. In Haleigh's case, the State of Massachusetts agency, DSS, was trying to kill her.

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Governor Patrick says that when it comes time to assess the effectiveness of a new child welfare law, he hopes no news will be good news. That's because horrific child abuse cases make the headlines, but not the thousands more that are handled successfully. The bill signed during a Statehouse ceremony was sparked by a series of high profile child welfare cases, including that of Haleigh Poutre. As an 11 year old, she was allegedly beaten into a coma by her adoptive mother and stepfather. The centerpiece of the initiative is the Office of the Child Advocate. It's charged with investigating incidents involving children in state care. Another section of the bill requires mandated reporters such as social workers to report suspected cases of child abuse or face a $2,000 fine and up to two and a half years in jail.

GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW CHILD WELFARE LAW

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848 posted on 07/10/2008 2:27:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All; wagglebee
This case is emerging in the news, and is in a thread by wagglebee...

I suppose they find it humane and comforting to have this lady die in the agony of prolonged dehydration. It seems to be the fate of choice for the death crew.

Rome, Italy (LifeNews.com) -- In a case that hearkens back to the international debate over the life and death of Terri Schiavo, a father in Italy has received permission from a court to take his daughter's life. Eluana Englaro has been in what doctors term a vegetative state for 16 years and has received food and water through a feeding tube.

Beppino Englaro, Eluana's father, has been seeking the right to remove the feeding tube and starve and dehydrate Eluana to death in the same way as Schiavo.

Schiavo's husband won that right after a years-long legal battle that made its way to the Supreme Court. Though she was able to interact with her parents and siblings, Schiavo died after a painful starvation death that covered nearly two weeks....

Italy Court Allows Man to Kill His Comatose Daughter, Similar to Terri Schiavo

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849 posted on 07/10/2008 2:35:38 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: All
Lifesite news carries the story of the Italian woman as well. If they sought to be humane, they could have prescribed that the father simply blast his daughter with a shotgun at close range, a fate much gentler than dehydration.

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MILAN, Italy, July 9, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A young disabled woman in Milan may be euthanised by dehydration, an Italian appeals court has ruled. Eluana Englaro, 36, may have her "life support", that is, her feeding tube, removed as early as today. It is believed, however, that this will be delayed until the end of a 60 day waiting period in which the state has a chance to appeal the decision.

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Englaro, who was not on a respirator, has been in a coma since being in a car accident in 1992 and has lived with the assistance of a feeding tube since then. Her father, Beppino Englaro, has been petitioning courts to remove his daughter's assisted nutrition and hydration since 1999. He told media today, "This is a victory for legal rights, at long last the end of the worst nightmare that any human being can experience. The judges made a courageous decision. Now, at last, we can set Eluana free."

Young Woman may be Dehydrated to Death, Italian Appeals Court Decides... Supreme Court had ruled it was impossible to say that father's opinion reflected woman's

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850 posted on 07/10/2008 2:47:13 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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