Thursday, November 20, 2008


Parents Reach Agreement to Care for Lauren Richardson

November 20, 2008

Not yet availableWILMINGTON, Del. - Alliance Defense Fund attorneys have reached a favorable settlement in a lawsuit that had pitted father against mother over the life of their 24-year-old daughter who suffers from severe brain injury.

Because of religious conviction and heartfelt interaction with her ex-husband's family, the mother of Lauren Richardson decided to join cooperatively with Richardson's father to care for their daughter and to drop her court request to remove Richardson's feeding tube and water.

"Everyone deserves a chance to recover. Life should be protected-not destroyed," said ADF Legal Counsel Matt Bowman. "This change of heart and settlement has profoundly affected everyone involved. The miracle of life is not something that should be taken lightly."

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