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David Coronado - Motion to Withdraw Life Support is Withdrawn

Posted Jan 22 2009 4:39pm

Yesterday, according to theDallas Morning News, 6-month old David Coronado's attorney ad litem, Holly Schreier, withdrew a motion to let doctors take the baby off life support, telling the juvenile district court judge that doctors at Children's Medical Center Dallas had assessed a change in the baby's condition, though she did not say what the change was.  Schreier's motion to allow support to be withdrawn did not explain her reasoning, other than to say that it was in the baby's best interest and that she had discussed the issue with doctors at Children's.

Meanwhile, word of the possible hearing on withdrawing the child's life support had spread over the weekend among right-to-life and disabilities-rights groups, at least one of which readied attorneys to intervene Tuesday morning.  "Brains are very resilient, and in a 6-month-old baby, to conclude that he's neurologically devastated and is going to stay permanently that way I think is irresponsible," said Jerri Lynn Ward, an attorney representing Not Dead Yet, a disabilities-rights group.

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