Friday, May 02, 2008

ADF Alliance Alert » Lauren Richardson Case Eerily Similar To Schiavo

re: "June Maxam reports in the North County Gazette: // The clock is ticking away the life of Lauren Marie Richardson, a 23-year-old woman who suffered an anoxic brain injury as the result of a heroin overdose in August 2006. A decision is due any day whether Lauren lives or dies. She has been sentenced to death by dehydration and starvation by Delaware Court of Chancery Master Sam Glasscock III by granting guardianship to her mother who wants to remove Lauren’s feeding tube which will result in her painful and agonizing death, in the same manner as Terri Schiavo. /Lauren’s father, Randy Richardson of Newark wishes to take her home from the Arbors Nursing Home in New Castle and care for her. He is seeking legal recourse to appeal the Jan. 24 court order that will allow the removal of Lauren’s feeding tube. / While Lauren is disabled, she is not terminal. She is not on life support and according to her father and family members, reacts to stimulation and is steadily improving . . . /
Randy has appealed this decision which has in effect stayed Glasscock’s decision and joint guardianship is still currently in effect. He is being represented by the Alliance Defense Fund based in Scottsdale, Arizona.“ADF continues to aggressively defend Lauren’s life”, Greg Scott, ADF director of National Media Relations told The North Country Gazette . . ."...

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