Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Brain-dead woman gives birth to child

After several months of waiting and praying, I just learned that Susan Torres, a brain-dead woman, has just sucessfully given birth to a healthy baby girl. This is a great moment when we know that her child has survived against many great odds. Due to Susan's melanoma, she suffered a stroke on May 7, 2005, and has been on life support. Her husband also has had to quit his job, but I'm very happy to see that the child is safe.

Yesterday on August 2, 2005, the child was born. Unfortunately, Susan Torres (the mother) died today (August 3, 2005) after her life support machines were disconnected. Please say a prayer for her soul. She was raised a protestant but converted to Catholicism in college.

September 11, 2005 Update: The baby has died.

Any donations should be sent to the following address:

The Susan M. Torres Fund
c/o Faith and Action
P.O. Box 34105
Washington, D.C. 20043-0105

Visit the Susan M. Torres Fund.

1 comment(s):

del_button August 3, 2005 at 9:08 AM
A Secular Franciscan said...

I found it interesting that when the husband was interviewed on the Today Show a month ago - when the unborn child was at about six months along - he said that the doctors told him that they might be able to save one life. The life they were referring to was the child's. So even the doctors were recognizing the unborn child as a living being - even though at six months he could have been legally aborted.
Sometimes our language reveals what we really think.

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