The case has gone international; it has been featured on a New York talk show; and American Life League president Judie Brown will feature the story in her commentary on Monday, Jan 25. Judie has an international readership as she is a member of the Pontifical Council on Life and Family.
Mark Pickup, a blogger who himself suffers from advanced multiple sclerosis and is disabled, has taken up the story and is trying to get the word out as far as possible because this case brings to light what has been going on for quite some time now in hospitals throughout the western world: namely, those whose lives are deemed not to be worth living are given a verdict of death and their only chance at life is ended by the very professionals whom we trust to have healing as their concern.
From Mark's blog:
If the Alberta court sides with the Edmonton hospital's stated intent to kill baby Isaiah, North America will be watching. Good. There has been too much infanticide and euthanasia happening quietly in hospitals across North America. It's time the hush stops! We need to protect disabled and vulnerable people not kill them. If the court sides with killing baby Isaiah, and against his loving parents, it will be time to ask ourselves: What kind of people have we become!?
Rebecka and Isaac May are asking for 90 days to see if Isaiah makes progress. Is that asking too much?! Some people have brought up the expense as reason not to grant a 90 day reprieve for Isaiah. After all, they say, "Alberta's Health Care system is in financial trouble." That's a selective financial concern. We pay for thousands of abortions each year, no questions asked. A woman can have an abortion for any reason what so ever, or no reason at all. She doesn't even need a doctor's referral. Just call up the abortion clinic and make an appointment. She can have as many abortions as she wants. It's all covered at taxpayers' expense. Millions upon millions of taxpayers' dollars are spent each year for abortion on demand! Don't tell me we can't afford to care for a sick baby boy by the name of Isaiah James May.
Medicine and health care are supposed to be life affirming not life denying. Remember, history ultimately judges societies based upon how they treated their weakest and most vulnerable people.
THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR BABY ISAIAH
I ask readers of this blog to contact the Stollery Children's Hospital to let them know you expect that world class facility to do the right thing and give baby Isaiah May 90 more days to improve before removing his respirator. That's not asking too much of the hospital. Call the hospital at (780)342-8080. Email the treating physician Dr. Ernest Phillipos at email@example.com Ask him to give baby Isaiah 90 more days on a respirator as his parents requested. Copy your email to Alberta's health minister at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Pickup, www.markpickup.org
h/t Herm Wills, President of Campaign Life Coalition Nova Scotia