Abbie Dorn is a mother of triplets living in California. Abbie suffered severe brain damage during child birth in 2006 and is only able to communicate by blinking her eyes. She is currently living with her parents in South Carolina. Her former husband has maintained that she is in a vegetative state and that visitation with the children is not in the children’s best interest. This notion was rejected by the Judge overseeing the case. Visitation has been awarded for five consecutive days during the summer and monthly Skype visits. The Court further noted Ms. Dorn was not a threat to the children and in fact smiles at all times. The ruling is technically temporary as the final hearing has not been held.
This case is considered to be precedent setting in terms of rights for parents and those who are disabled. Nevada law indicates that this state as a policy of trying to ensure that parents and children have frequent contact and a continuing relationship with each other. NRS 125.460. Although, there is not currently similar case law in Nevada to Ms. Dorn’s, it would certainly make a good argument on such an issue.
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