The Story Form La Raza: CLARA NOW BEING FED!
Feeding Resumed for Mexican Woman in Vegetative State
Jorge Mederos La Raza
Chicago - By the intervention of the State of Illinois government, feeding was resumed for Clara Martinez,a Mexican woman in a vegetative state. She had been 30 days without food per her husband’s decision.
Some forty people were brought together by the Hispanic Evangelical Church for a vigil of prayers and hymns. They were greeted with the news that she was once again receiving nutrition.
“Thanks be to God, our sister is being cared for,” said Bolivian Pastor Guillermo Espinoza.
Sources at the state’s Department of Human Services told the EFE wire service that the woman’s gastric feeding tube was ordered reconnected after the visit by an inspector to the house where she is being attended.
Authorities would otherwise have ordered her moved to a hospital.
According to Espinoza, the state’s intervention resulted from pressure by the press and right-to-life organizations in the US.
“Her husband could think it over, and now there will be more appeals at the legal level,” he affirmed.
Peter Farrel, Clara’s brother, followed the vigil from a distance and said he was grateful for the prayers......
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