Sunday, July 20, 2008
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
Father: 'System' killing my disabled daughter
'If they treated a dog this way, they would be doing jail time'
The father of a disabled Delaware woman who recently earned the support of state lawmakers says the system - of courts, lawyers, hospitals and disability agencies - literally is combining to bring about the death of his daughter.
"The court system should not have the right to impose this kind of treatment on a mentally disabled person," Randy Richardson told WND today. His daughter, Lauren Richardson, has been disabled since an apparent drug overdose nearly two years ago.
Judie Brown of the American Life League recently 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 firstname.lastname@example.org."