Humanists are certainly fighters against religion, but they seem to be the most relentless fighters against common sense, conscience, and, Humanity in general. Why do the doctors of a modern Canadian hospital prefer the court ordered death sentence of a 13-month-old baby boy to performing a simple tracheotomy (paid by the parents themselves), which is among the oldest described surgical procedures and thus easily to perform ? (From Wikipedia: tracheotomy consists of making an incision on the anterior aspect of the neck and opening a direct airway through an incision in the trachea. The resulting stoma can serve independently as an airway or as a site for a tracheostomy tube to be inserted; this tube allows a person to breathe without the use of his or her nose or mouth. Both surgical and percutaneous techniques are widely used in current surgical practice.). Read this unbelievable story:
The 13-month-old is in a vegetative state from a rare neurodegenerative condition and has no hope of recovery, medical professionals said.
His parents had urged doctors at the London Health Sciences Centre to perform a tracheotomy on their son so they could take him home to die in peace, but the hospital refused. The baby was to be disconnected from a ventilator on Monday after a court order, but that was delayed when the parents tried to get their son transferred to a Detroit hospital for a possible tracheotomy.
That request to have the boy moved to Children’s Hospital of Michigan was turned down on last Wednesday afternoon (23th. Feb.).
The Maraachlis said they’ve been unable to visit their child alone due to unnecessary security presence.
Alex Schadenberg, a spokesman for the family who also heads the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, said security was noticeably tighter around the hospital.
“They now won’t let the family be with the child alone, and it’s like, ‘Wait a second here. We have never showed signs of ever causing harm to our child. There’s no way we could take our child out of here,'” Schadenberg said.
“This is actually getting ridiculous. How come a family can’t spend some time with their child?”
“This couple lost a child to this same disease eight years ago so they know exactly what they are dealing with, and what to expect as Baby Joseph reaches the end of his life. The small comfort they could take from Zina’s death was to know she died in peace surrounded by those whose lives she had touched in her own short life. They want the same for Baby Joseph.” (From: CBC News).
Now Priests for Life is trying to help the distraught family (Report of 25th. Feb.):
Father Frank Pavone, who became known as the “Terri Schiavo Priest” for his role in trying to save the life of a Florida woman in 2005, has joined the fight to save a Canadian baby from a cruel death.
“If I have to fly from Rome to Canada to get Baby Joseph out of the hospital and back home where he belongs, I am ready to do that right now,” said Father Pavone, who has been attending meetings at the Vatican this week.
Father Pavone said Priests for Life will pay all expenses to bring Baby Joseph and his family to a hospital in the United States that would agree to perform the tracheotomy that would make it possible for him to go home.
“This couple lost a child to this same disease eight years ago so they know exactly what they are dealing with, and what to expect as Baby Joseph reaches the end of his life. The small comfort they could take from Zina’s death was to know she died in peace surrounded by those whose lives she had touched in her own short life. They want the same for Baby Joseph.”
Father Pavone was with Terri Schiavo’s parents, brother and sister in her hospital room in the hours before the Florida woman died in 2005, two weeks after a court declared she could be denied food and water to bring on her death. Like the Maraachli family, the Schindlers wanted to bring Terri home.
“This same barbaric act is what the Canadian court is asking Baby Joseph’s family to endure,” Father Pavone said. “It is cruel, it is criminal and it cannot be allowed to happen again.”
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Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit http://www.priestsforlife.org.