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August 3, 2005

Susan Torres Gives Birth

Topics: News

Susan Torres, who has been on life support since May 7, gave birth to a baby girl today.

Despite being born 14 weeks early, there were no complications during delivery and the baby "is doing well," Justin Torres, Susan's brother-in-law, wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. The baby, Susan Anne Catherine Torres, weighs one pound 13 ounces and is 13 1/2 inches long, he said.

Susan lost consciousness from a stroke after aggressive melanoma spread to her brain. Her husband, Jason Torres, said doctors told him his wife's brain functions had stopped.

Related Site: Susan Torres Fund

Cross-posted: ProLifeBlogs.com

Posted by tim at August 3, 2005 12:37 AM

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I think it is so wonderful that we are able to celebrate the new life of little Susan Anne Catherine Torres. May God grant her mother, Susan, the peace she deserves and may God grant her family the love they deserve. Overall, this family should be an example--they chose LIFE over jobs, over trying to "rescue" Susan. This baby is a miracle--THANK GOD For MIRACLES.

Posted by: Tress [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 3, 2005 3:26 PM

At first I misunderstood your comment, Tress. I thought you were slamming the Schindlers for trying to save Terri, even though she wasn't brain dead. I re-read your comment and understood it. I feel so badly for Susan, but it's wonderful her husband has a little baby girl. There was no rescuing Susan. She was truly brain dead, unlike poor Terri. :-(

Posted by: Sirena [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 4, 2005 4:14 PM


Someone at work suggested they should have aborted the baby to save the mom; they didn't understand that the mother was truly "dead" and was being kept alive completely by machines (unlike Terri). As you stated, there was no rescuing Susan--but they did value Susan enough to keep her daughter (and thus a "piece" of her) alive. I think this was truly a miracle.

Posted by: Tress [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 5, 2005 9:59 AM