Well, Mr. Stocklaufer has lost almost 200 lbs and has been given a second hearing on adopting the baby that was taken from him and his wife.
The court was so worried that a man who weighed 550 lbs wasn't healthy enough, wouldn't live long enough, to raise this child (despite the fact that he and his wife have an 8 year-old adopted son) that they took the baby away and gave it to another couple for possible adoption. So Mr. Stocklaufer had WLS in August and has lost almost 200 lbs in less than 4 months. Yeah, judge, that's really healthy, mutilating a perfectly good digestive system and losing almost 50 lbs a month is just so good for a fat person. You're willing to condemn a man to a lifetime of side effects and possible death because fat-phobia has run rampant and you have bought into the hype that no way can a fat person be healthy, their fat is going to kill them sooner than anything else possibly could. You're willing to deny this baby loving parents, who are related to him, just because one of those parents is fat.
I'll tell you what, judge, there are no fucking guarantees in life. Those thinner people that you gave the baby to, they could die tomorrow in a fire, a car wreck, or any one of a number of accidents that can't possibly be foreseen or prevented. And then where would that baby be? Without parents again. And I can guarantee you that that baby isn't going to give a rat's ass why his parent died, just the fact that a parent is gone is devastating enough, without blaming the parent for his own death. Judge, you really need to educate yourself on the facts of weight, and not go by the hysteria dished out by the media and the pharmaceutical industry.