Saturday, April 9, 2005

'Terri's Friends' Save Woman From Starvation

BlogsForTerri reports that Mae Magouirk, the Alabama woman who was being starved after her granddaughter was illegally made her guardian, has been rescued. Magouirk's nephew, Ken Mullinax, writes to the blog in an e-mail:

THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF ALL OF THE FRIENDS OF TERRI, MY AUNT MAE MAGOUIRK HAS BEEN AIR LIFTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM MEDICAL CENTER ... and receiving IV fluids, nourishment and some of the finest medical care available in the United States! Praise be the name of the Lord GOD... Thanks to Terri's friends... It would NEVER ever have been possible without bloggers who love life , and the truth!! I am racing from my home to UAB now and will type a detailed update after I see my Aunt Mae! Thanks guys, your calls, emails, blogs and prayers did it ALL!!! I so love you guys!!!!!!!!!!
The reason why Magouirk's plight should concern all Americans, and not just those who deplored Terri's starvation, is that the judge's decision allowing Magouirk's granddaughter to starve her went against the woman's living will.

Mullinax and other close relatives of Magouirk still have to fight the efforts of the granddaughter—the sole beneficiary of the woman's estate—to regain guardianship. If you would like to offer Mullinax support, his e-mail is mockingbird (at)