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Old 03-24-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A California judge will decide today whether a paralyzed mother, Abbie Dorn, who cannot eat, speak or move, has a constitutional right to visits with her three young children.

Judge To Decide if Paralyzed Mother Has Right to See her Kids - ABC News
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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What a sad story! That women became paralized during the birth of her triplets. The father divorced her a year later. She has gone three years without seeing her children.

I understand that the children don't won't get much out of their visits with her, but it's downright cruel to not let her even see her children on occassion.

She basically gave up her life when giving them their lives.

How could the father be so heartless and cruel?
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:35 PM
 
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Am I reading this correctly? traumatize? How will this traumatize their kids? They never really mention why he divorced her in the first place. I mean you're willing to take care of the kids but not willing to help and love your wife? Sounds puzzling to me.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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They never really mention why he divorced her in the first place.
It's clear to me that he divorce her because he wanted to get on with his life.

On a certain level, I can understand his wanting move forward with his own life.

But I can't understand why he would keep the kids from her though.

It's so sad.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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I don't know if I agree with the whole moving on. Maybe I'm just young and naive about people and marriage. No offense but I think the husband should learn from this guy:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1qtf-qJpnM
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts for the time being
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"In sickness or in health" is now about as meaningless as "until death do us part". When it's not fun anymore, lots of people bail without a backward glance. It's all about THEM!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: here
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What a sad story and shame on the husband/dad!
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:47 PM
 
Location: ATL suburb
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You know, I can see how it could be scary to a young child to see their parent like that initially. However, had the children been allowed to have regular contact with her from jump, even 10 minutes a week, they would just see it as "that's just how it is."

I don't think that preventing the kids from seeing their mother was about it being traumatic for the kids. It was all about the dad, who was clearly ready to bail, and had no desire to ever look back.

What kind of heartless bastard not only divorces his wife because of medical condition but also denies her the ability to see her kids?

Just wait until those kids get a little older and start asking questions. Yeah, that's gonna be real pretty (Imagine the sarcasm face here)
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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You know, I can see how it could be scary to a young child to see their parent like that initially. However, had the children been allowed to have regular contact with her from jump, even 10 minutes a week, they would just see it as "that's just how it is."

I don't think that preventing the kids from seeing their mother was about it being traumatic for the kids. It was all about the dad, who was clearly ready to bail, and had no desire to ever look back.

What kind of heartless bastard not only divorces his wife because of medical condition but also denies her the ability to see her kids?

Just wait until those kids get a little older and start asking questions. Yeah, that's gonna be real pretty (Imagine the sarcasm face here)
Yeah, I agree with everything you said. The dad sounds like a real POS.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:40 PM
 
Location: California
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It won't tramatize anyone. Lot's of people have sick family members with conditions that are less than pleasant to view. I would think that if they grew up with mom this way they wouldn't have any trouble whatsoever. The dad is a douche.
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