Friday, February 25, 2011

Baby Joseph

There's a little baby in a Canadian hospital who suffers from a rare degenerative disease.   The hospital where he is being treated wants to remove his breathing tube which will, of course, lead to his demise.  The parents of 13 month old baby Joseph Maraachli are fighting the hospital and asking them to unhook his respirator and give the baby a tracheotomy so that they can take little Joseph home and care for him there.  His parents understand that he will not survive for an extended period of time, but they feel that it is their prerogative to take him home for the remainder of his time on Earth.

Unfortunately a Canadian court agreed with the hospital.

Baby Joseph's plight has been noticed and publicized by many of those active in the pro-life movement.  Terri Schiavo's family, who has certainly been in a similar situation, made the following statement:
"The Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network stands with the family of Baby Joseph Maraachli.  It is unacceptable for Canadian Health Allocation Officials and/or the Canadian government to make decisions for baby Joseph and his family. Every patient, regardless of age, has a right to proper and dignified health care. It is frightening to once again see government usurp the God given rights of parents to love and care for their child at home, especially when the child is dying.”   (Lifesite News)

The hospital claims that baby Joseph is in a vegetative state, however, they have also released a video that shows the baby responding to his parents.  In any case, the government should not impose its will on parents who want to care for their child.  Please keep Joseph and his parents in your prayers.

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Men of The Catholic Jedi Academy are also Men Of Saint Joseph!

Men of The Catholic Jedi Academy are also Men Of Saint Joseph!
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