Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby Joseph Maraachli Granted Reprieve

Good news, background here. LifeSiteNews reports:

"One-year-old Joseph Maraachli of Windsor, Ontario, who was to have his life support removed Monday at 10 am. against his parents’ wishes, will now not die on the day that Ontario residents celebrate as Family Day. A hustle by pro-life and anti-euthanasia groups resulted in a change in legal counsel, which has led to at least a temporary stay of removal of the child’s ventilator. "

Alex Schadenberg, head of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, informed LifeSiteNews Sunday evening that negotiations are underway to transfer Joseph to a hospital in Michigan.

In a statement released today, London Health Sciences Centre said it has received a request from a Michigan hospital 'to review Baby Joseph Maraachli’s medical information regarding the feasibility and appropriateness of a potential patient transfer.'

'Our focus at this time is to work with the family on a patient care plan and to continue to provide compassionate and dignified care and comfort to Baby Joseph,' said the statement.

Thanks to LifeSiteNews, which stayed on the story and provided contact info for various Canadian officials, and thanks to all who called or emailed them.

1 comment:

steve palmer said...

Praise God.
Baby Joseph belongs to God and it should be left in His hands to decide when to terminate his life not the hospitals or the Doctors!!!