April 28, 2005
Will Judge Decree Death for Teron? An Urgent AppealTopics: Action Items, Legal affairs
The New York Daily News reports today:
The family of a brain-dead [sic] Bronx boy said last night it has made the agonizing decision to officially end his life today.
CURE has faxed the following appeal to Judge Douglas McKeon, that is, we have faxed it to the Bronx Supreme Court (718-590-4520). Repeated calls made to Judge McKeon's office (718-590-3748) requesting his direct fax in order to send him this critical information resulted in his staffer repeatedly hanging up after saying, "No one to help you here." It was acknowledged that Judge McKeon was in the building. Thus the Culture of Death again prevents the truth from reaching those in a position to stop the killing!
Read and act on CURE's appeal, which follows, by calling Judge Douglas McKeon's office at 718-590-3748.
Prior To Today's Hearing!!!
April 28, 2005
First, a belated but heartfelt note of appreciation for your ruling that has thus far prevented Montefiore Hospital from removing Teron Francis ventilatory assistance, thus causing his death. The respect you accorded him by visiting him in the hospital and the compassion you have shown his family are deeply appreciated as well.
The enclosed information was faxed to the offices of attorney Robert Genis on April 23 because they have direct bearing on Teron's medical status and could have led to the presentation of pertinent evidence in the hearing you conducted on Monday. I implore you to review them before ruling on any request to vacate your order.
The simple truth is that Teron Francis is alive and that after his ventilator has been removed he will be dead because death has been imposed on him. This tragedy is compounded by the irony that the loving family who understood that Teron is alive and had vowed to stand by him until his heart stopped will have consented to his being killed.
You had indicated that you felt towards Teron as a son. I have a son of my own, Thomas, who is 15, just a couple of years older than Teron. If he were to be murdered, it would break my heart, but if it were by my hand that his death was decreed, I would be inconsolable.
May God bless you for your consideration of our urgent appeal and grant you the wisdom and courage to defend his sacred gift of life.
Yours for Life,
Posted by earl at April 28, 2005 10:16 AM
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