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Life support to be taken from baby tonight. Praying for a miracle.

Posted on 09/23/2008 3:26:59 PM PDT by Sun

This evening I heard on my local news in upstate New York that a dad shook his baby, and threw it on a bed. First I heard the baby is not expected to make it through the night, then I heard that they are going to take the baby off life support tonight.


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KEYWORDS: baby; euthanasia; moralabsolutes; murder; prolife
Please pray for this baby.
1 posted on 09/23/2008 3:26:59 PM PDT by Sun
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To: Sun

Heaven grows every day by the loss of the innocent—both before and after their births.


2 posted on 09/23/2008 3:29:47 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: Sun; 8mmMauser; wagglebee; floriduh voter; amdgmary

Praying
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3 posted on 09/23/2008 3:29:55 PM PDT by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ Þ)
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To: Sun

Rest well in the arms of Jesus tonight, innocent child.


4 posted on 09/23/2008 3:30:51 PM PDT by shag377 (Illegitimis nil carborundum sunt!)
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To: Sun

May the Lord hold you and give you the love you lacked here on earth!


5 posted on 09/23/2008 3:33:12 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: All; BykrBayb; wagglebee; 8mmMauser; floriduh voter; DallasDeb; Dante3; Salvation

My dial-up is very slow on accessing the story, but if you are interested, you can click here:

http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/troy_1257426___article.html/baby_tuesday.html

Then look for Local Stories, and click on “Troy man,” etc..


6 posted on 09/23/2008 3:40:56 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All; amdgmary

The story finally came up on my computer:

“Troy father charged with attempted murder for shaking baby
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September 23, 2008 - 11:33AM

CBS 6 News

A 26-year-old Troy man is facing a charge of attempted murder after his four-month-old baby was diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome, police said Tuesday.

Adrian Thomas was arraigned in Troy City Court Tuesday morning after his infant, Matthew Thomas, was determined to have sustained significant brain damage due to trauma to the head.

Hospital officials contacted Rensselaer County Child Protective Services Sunday after the discovery, said Troy Police Assistant Chief Richard McAvoy.

Matthew, who is a twin, remains in the hospital. Matthew’s twin brother and their five siblings have been taken into custody by Rensselaer Child Protective Services.

The mother was not at home at the time of the incident and so far has not been charged, police said.

Thomas is reported to be 500 pounds, said McAvoy.”

http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/troy_1257426___article.html/baby_tuesday.html


7 posted on 09/23/2008 3:43:33 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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8 posted on 09/23/2008 3:50:02 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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9 posted on 09/23/2008 4:03:55 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
Prayers up...

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10 posted on 09/23/2008 4:07:35 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: Sun

I googled up some stories about this, and one of them said they’re going to harvest Matthew’s organs. Why am I not surprised?

It’s not uncommon to remove basic care from brain injured patients shortly after their injuries. It saves on red tape.


11 posted on 09/23/2008 4:14:18 PM PDT by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ Þ)
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To: Sun

RIP little one. And may your twin brother never know such horror.


12 posted on 09/23/2008 4:16:56 PM PDT by tioga (Bring on the debates! While Obama wows the media, McCain will win over Americans.)
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To: Sun; netmilsmom; Tax-chick; Salvation
This is a very tragic story. The dad weighs 500 lbs. He had an argument with his wife, then took baby Matthew and flung him on the bed. The next day, when Matthew began crying, he repeated these actions, without his wife knowing. When the mother realized the baby was not responding, she called 911. The dad, fearing he might go to jail, tossed the baby 1 1/2 feet into the crib. In the process, Matthew banged his head on one of the crib rails. The father has fully confessed and apologized.

Prayers for baby Matthew but also for his mother and abusive father who will carry this memory with him for the rest of his life.

13 posted on 09/23/2008 4:22:03 PM PDT by NYer ("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: NYer

What a sad story.


14 posted on 09/23/2008 4:51:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: wagglebee

Come Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
V. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


15 posted on 09/23/2008 4:57:49 PM PDT by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: NYer

OH how tragic!
Prayers up!


16 posted on 09/23/2008 5:26:00 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Hope is not a strategy, change is not a destination.)
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To: Sun

Not nearly enough time to be taken off life support. Praying now for this baby.


17 posted on 09/23/2008 7:35:16 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Proud Catholic supporter of Governor Mitt Romney for VP and now, Governor Sarah Palin!)
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To: Sun

May Jesus welcome you with open arms precious baby.


18 posted on 09/23/2008 8:01:36 PM PDT by Biggirl (Good night and good bye Pumpkin,sweet gentleman cat. (June 29, 1998-September 23, 2008) =^..^=)
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To: NYer

I am praying in agreement with you - for ALL involved.


19 posted on 09/23/2008 8:33:11 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Sun

No! Lord, please let the realize that the baby might live.


20 posted on 09/23/2008 9:48:42 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: fetal heart beats by 21st day

Amen


21 posted on 09/23/2008 11:16:48 PM PDT by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~)
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To: Sun

God bless that little baby.


22 posted on 09/23/2008 11:18:44 PM PDT by EDINVA
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23 posted on 09/24/2008 3:33:31 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Sun

If Matthew dies, dad is up on murder charges. It was not sounding promising late last night/early this morning for Matthew’s survival. I woke up this morning thinking of that baby (without having seen your post as to its gender/name). Just breaks your heart.


24 posted on 09/24/2008 8:00:22 AM PDT by EDINVA
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Here in Vegas, a couple have gone on trial for the beating death of the woman’s three year old daughter. Baby Jane Cordova Doe was found in a trash bin in an apartment complex. It was several weeks before she was identified by her grandmother in CA who recognized that she was wearing a jacket the grandmother had bought for her.

It is so tragic when a child dies, but even more so when that death comes at the hands of a parent. I don’t have any answers as to why, but can’t help think that the overall declining regard for the sanctity of human life plays some part in it.

I will pray for this little one and his family. God’s love is available to them, let us pray that they will turn to Him in this sad time.


25 posted on 09/24/2008 8:33:53 AM PDT by Jvette
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My aunt was married to a very abusive man. She has a history of marrying abusive males. Her first child was only a few months old when his 6'4" father started playing 'drop the baby on the bed'. Only sometimes he would miss and the baby would hit the floor. This was before I born, to wonderful parents, and a few years ago I asked my aunt how she could have allowed this. She said they didn't know about child abuse in those days. My mother helped her get a divorce from that baby abuser, and then my aunt turned right around and re-married him.

The net result: my cousin was instationalized at age 6, he is profoundly deaf, and has the understanding of an 18 month old. They had to pull all his teeth, because he kept biting himself. He's 60 now, which is long-lived considering his problems, and his father was never punished for anything. The doctor that delivered my cousin kept asking what had happened, because that baby was perfectly normal when he was born.

IOW, in cases of such severe abuse, let God be the judge if the baby lives or dies. My cousin has never had a life I would want for 1 minute.

26 posted on 09/24/2008 8:44:20 AM PDT by xJones
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To: NYer

He apologized????? I hope they put him away where no other child will ever have to have contact with him again.


27 posted on 09/24/2008 8:55:43 AM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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