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Katie is 13 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a lymphatic cancer. This site is a request to pray for her. Call her prayer pager 1-361-333-KATY (5289), enter your ZipCode and # key, to let her know you have prayed for her. Updates of her progress will be posted on the site. The Power of Prayer is Awesome.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Not Incompetent To Consent To An Abortion But Can't Refuse Medical Treatment?

FROM AN EMAIL:
"We also found out Friday about 3 pm that there was an Order Appointing Co-Guardian Ad Litem for Katie Wernecke to " represent the best interests of the child. "

The appointment of a guardian over Katie probably means that legally, Katie is considered incompetent to refuse medical treatment, so the guardian is appointed to 'consent' to treatment; it is a measure to force unwanted medical treatment against a person's expressly stated wishes. I don't have any formal legal training, but this is the way I see this action, because I had the same thing happen to me. It can also be used to withhold desired treatment. Technically, the judge and the cps workers cannot formally 'consent' to treatment, only a guardian if it is to be forced.

I see this action as a very egregious abuse of the informed consent laws, and a form of identity theft. Katie would not be considered incompetent to consent to an abortion, but she is considered incompetent to refuse a procedure that will cause sterility.

Stop CPS Eugenics!
Katie's Body is NOT State Property!

Why haven't you posted anything since Sunday? Have you been put on a gag order?
(We had hard drive failure on one computer and a virus locking up our other computer. Ed)

Laura S. Sept 22, 2005