Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Baby Joseph

I've been meaning to post these links to this news story -- a 13 month old baby boy from Canada, who was being denied a tracheotomy by the government medicine there, because they did not deem his "quality of life" good enough for this simple procedure. He has trouble breathing. Here are the links:

Mommy Life -- I first read about Joseph at this blog, and of this priest's desire to bring Joseph to the U.S. for medical treatment. Joseph's parents also want this.

Daily Mail -- At the last minute, just before the authorities were going to remove his breathing tube and support, Joseph was allowed to come to the U.S.

Fox News -- another article on his transfer to the U.S.

The group, Priests for Life, has been instrumental in moving Joseph. Their website states, ""The medical board overseeing his case is apparently convinced that giving proper care to 'Baby Joseph' is futile. They don’t mean that the medical care won’t help him. They mean his life in its current condition isn’t worth the trouble."

So sad. Isn't it horrible that medical care in a Western country could descend to this?

Catholic News - This is the latest I've read on the situation.

Also -- an interesting question:  Why is there no looting in Japan?

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