Friday, February 01, 2008

Typical: State backs mom who wants daughter dead, father desperate

Life for Lauren

Due to a brain injury at age 23, Lauren Richardson is in what her doctors are calling a "vegetative state". She was pregnant at the time of injury. She gave birth a year ago, while on a respirator. Now she needs only a feeding tube and is no longer vent-dependent. Nevertheless, her mom wants her Schiavoed, and her dad wants her to live. Guess who the State is siding with.

The one who wants her dead, naturally. That's the motto when dealing with the weak, defenseless, and vulnerable. "Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out."

More on this story:

  • Lauren Richardson
  • Pray for Lauren Richardson, Being Starved to Death in Delaware
  • Do not remove Lauren's feeding tube
  • Parents battle over life of brain-damaged daughter

    Anonymous said...

    Or just as typical: State backs mother who was found to neglect the child and father is desperate and wants custody...

    Christina Dunigan said...

    That's more of a "Side with mom by default," whereas this is "Side with whoever wants the person dead by default."

    If Dad wanted Lauren to die, and Mom was fighting to save her, the state would be backing Dad.

    Anonymous said...

    I'm afraid to ask, but what happened to the baby, the one whose grandparents ordered his/her mother to die?

    Christina Dunigan said...

    The grandmother (the one trying to kill the mom) has custody, and never brings her to visit.