Andrea Clark Update from Texas Right to Life

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Texas Right to Life provides the following information about the dramatic turn of events in the Andrea Clark case (click here for background):

On Tuesday, May 2, the treatment team at St. Luke's convened to further discuss Andrea's condition and treatment plan. At this meeting, Dr. Matthew Lenz, a physician with privileges at St. Luke's, transferred Andrea's care into his own hands. This physician became involved at the request of Texas Right to Life and has since taken a personal interest in protecting Andrea's life. His goal is to nurse Andrea back to a point where she can then be transferred to another facility for further rehabilitation. Andrea's condition is very fragile, and she requires a lot of specialized care, yet her condition is no justification for speeding her to her death by abruptly ending treatment and care that has been working. Dr. Lenz is now the new attending physician, and he has already begun to see improvements in her care. Andrea must undergo a surgery tomorrow to have her septic gall bladder removed, and this surgery does pose risks to Andrea's fragile condition, but the removal of the diseased organ should lend to Andrea's overall improvement.

While St. Lukes has not made this process easy, St. Luke's has now offered the full support of the administration and of other specialists to assist Dr. Lenz in caring for Andrea. While the futility law and St. Luke's policy remain problematic, St. Luke's is now committed to preserving Andrea's life and confirmed that the futility statute will not again be invoked as long as Andrea is under Dr. Lenzs care. The heroes in this battle are Andrea's siblings and son who fought for her life and cried from every mountaintop for help. Please join Texas Right to Life in praying for Andrea's recovery and in thanksgiving for the moral courage exhibited by Dr. Lenz in challenging St. Luke's and in sacrificing his personal time to treat and protect Andrea.

Please forward any kudos for Dr. Lenz to ProLife@TexasRightToLife.com, and your praise will be forwarded to him.


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Thank God! I am so greatful to Dr Lenz what a wonderful person.We are Continueing to pray for a speedy recovery and we pray that Charlie is finanly able to rest a little.
Charlie we are praing for you and your mom and will keep checking and if needed we will continue to call and write everyone we can.
Our thoughts are with you and your mom.

brenda,john,ian krystal and phillip.




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