Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oh Canada, how far from compassion

The ongoing case of baby Joseph Maraachli in a London, Ontario hospital is now on Fox News. Click here to view the video.
Fox News

The parents know that their son is going to die; in fact they had another child die nine years ago from a similar problem. What they want is for the doctors to perform a tracheotomy so that they can bring their son home and care for him there. The hospital is refusing; they want instead to remove Joseph's breathing tube, which will cause him to suffocate to death.

The hospital is trumping the parents' rights in this case. So the parents are pursuing legal means to get their baby transferred to a hospital in Michigan where doctors will perform the minor surgery and release the baby to his parents. As Doctor London says in the interview, in the US doctors go to court to get parents to consent to certain procedures; this case is baffling her because it is the parents who have to go to court to get a minor procedure done. Why are the doctors and the hospital refusing the parents this request?

Americans will sit up and pay attention to this, because it is obvious that this is what happens when health care is controlled by the state; the state then decides what you get, when you get it, and if you get it.

“This would be a second tragedy for the parents,” said Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. “Not only must they accept that their child is terminally ill, ... but their power to even decide how to care for their child is going to be removed from them - only because they love him.”

Get the latest on this story at LifeSiteNews

Also read the updates on Alex Schadenberg's blog; Alex is the head of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition in Canada
Alex Schadenberg

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