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What a sick and twisted society the Netherlands is….and this exit strategy is soon coming to Canada, too, just you wait and see. I give it 10 years….provided civilization is still around as we know it.
That’s how it’s played out in Europe. And it’s not a pretty picture.
Squeaker in Euthanasia
Excellent article de Jeanne Smits.
La pente glissante de l’euthanasia est bien huilée.
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When you get serious about obeying the Church’s laws and letting those laws impact your pastoral practice, then maybe we’ll all take you more seriously when you preach. Until then, it’s all just talk.
Talk. Talk. Talk.
Very good news.
Harper won’t reopen the abortion debate, but at least I don’t expect the culture of death to make any legislative gains during his mandate
Paycheck in Catholic Scandals, Euthanasia, Pro-Life Activism
How sad that there are so many institutions that give up on life. If we were to have left this up to the London hospital and the Diocese of London, Baby Joseph would have likely been dead by now. Thank God for faithful priests like Fr. Frank Pavone.
Once again this underscores the real need for REPENTANCE in the Catholic Church in Canada and around the world…starting with the bishops.
Thank you, Lord, for revealing your truths to mere children and keeping them from the wise. In their foolish speculations, you have been vindicated.
It is fitting we are entering the season of the Resurrection. Let Baby Joseph remind us all that life is a gift from God — to be respected and cherished.
Squeaker in Euthanasia, Pro-Life Activism
Our prayers have been answered! Baby Joseph has been transferred to a hospital in St. Louis.
Thanks to all who prayed and fasted. Praise God!
Paycheck in Euthanasia, Pro-Life Activism
Socon or Bust is calling for a North American Fast to save Baby Joseph’s life .
Paycheck in Catholic Health Care, Euthanasia
This whole tragedy would have been avoided if the parents retained their proper authority in our current culture of death. And what stops the parents from exercising their authority in this matter?
Baby Joseph Needs the Church’s Voice But Where (OH WHERE) is the Diocese of London, the CCCB, and Salt+Light TV?Posted on March 2nd, 2011 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals, Euthanasia, Pro-Life Activism
Let me get this straight.
Baby Joseph is about to have his tubes pulled which will mean he will die.
So the Americans are coming into our own backyard to save a Canadian baby?
Do I have that right?
Where is Bishop Fabbro, the Chair of the Ad Hoc Commitee for Life and Family, in all of this? This whole drama is happening in his own backyard (London) and there has not even been a press release or statement from the Diocese expressing support for the family in a very important pro-life battle in this country. There does not appear to be anything on their flashy new website about anything concerning Baby Joseph or the controversy at all. Am I missing something? Surely the diocese has said or done something about this crisis.
There’s a lot of talk about “stepping up” on pro-life issues by our bishops, but when a REALLY, REALLY BIG ONE PRESENTS ITSELF, nothing gets said or done. We always have to pull and drag them, sometimes kicking and screaming, to do their jobs.
Not surprising, of course…considering.
And what about the CCCB? There’s nothing about it on their website either – just the “big news” on which bishops get shuffled where. Here we have our own case of Terri Schiavo and the Canadian Church, once again, is missing in action. We’ve got international attention on our death panels. We’ve got Americans coming over here to take control, and our <ahem> “leadership” is MIA. All of this previous talk by the bishops about “taking a leadership” role in the pro-life fight is just slick PR for the hierarchy and the bureaucratic machinery. We have this tragic drama playing out before our eyes and there has not been one Church leader (from what I have seen to date) that has raised a finger to help. Where’s Salt+Light TV, by the way? Any coverage of it on their station or their blog to date? Nope. Too controversial, you see. After all, as Fr. Rosica says:
Memo to our bishops and other influential church politicians: if you want credibility on Life Issues: TRY ANSWERING THE DOOR WHEN THEY ARRIVE ON YOUR DOORSTEP
….FOR A CHANGE.
Paycheck in Euthanasia
This is what Obama was referring to when he said that health care would be administered based on “science.” Actually, in this case it is more “finance” that is the driving force. It would cost the hospital to perform a tracheotomy on the child – it’s much less expensive just to cut the breathing tube and let him die on site. This child is nothing more than a budget line item to the Canadian government wonks in charge of making this decision.
The Americans are now talking about it.
H/T Deborah Gyapong
Everyone, please take at least one step of action to assist baby Joseph and his parents
Dear FCP Supporters and Members:
In the last press release I did not include “What You Can Do”. Everyone, please take at least one step of action to assist. This is a euthanasia issue. If the hospital wins, it will set a precedent to open the doors for euthanasia and hospital supremacy over parents. We must tell our government, and our hospitals that this is not acceptable. Please see “What Can You Do!” – after the press release…
For Immediate Release
Baby Joseph Maraachli: Ontario’s Anti-Family Health‘Care’
February 26, 2011, London, ON London Health Sciences Centre’s dealing with baby Joseph is disrespectful of the family!
Thirteen-month old Joseph Maraachli has a rare neurological disease. He is currently in at the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario receiving medical treatment. Joseph’s parents, Sana Nader and Moe Maraachli, had requested that hospital perform a tracheotomy on Joseph so that he could go home to pass away in his home under the care of his parents. The parents believe with a tracheotomy, their son could breathe and live out the remainder of his little life from the comfort of his home. The hospital denied them this request.
Health care officials determined that Baby Joseph should be taken off his ventilator. A judge then compelled Moe Maraachli to comply with the decision to remove his son from the ventilator. Moe Maraachli did what every loving father would do, and would not consent. Joseph’s parents fear that without the ventilator, Joseph will suffocate and die. The hospital moved, then, to have an approval to remove the ventilator without parental consent.
Joseph’s parents tried to get him transferred to a Michigan hospital. On Wednesday, The Children’s Hospital of Michigan contacted the London Health Sciences Centre denying the transfer. The London hospital had been waiting to see if the boy could be transferred before pursuing the option of removing breathing tubes without parental consent. The hospital filed a request to remove the breathing tubes with the Ontario’s Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee.
This story is full of twists and turns. sounds like it comes out of an ethics textbook. But it doesn’t; it is a real story with real consequences for a real family. Phil Lees, Leader of the Family Coalition Party is most concerned about the disregard of the input of the parents, “The infringement on parental rights in this case is astounding. That a hospital would seek permission to bypass parents’ wishes and remove their baby’s ventilator is unbelievable. The family accepts that baby Joseph’s condition is terminal, but to actively seek legal support to go against the wishes of the family for a natural, unassisted death is anti-family.”
The family fears Joseph will suffer a painful choking death if the ventilator is removed. They have requested that doctors perform a tracheotomy on Joseph so they can take him home to die surrounded by family – the hospital has refused. The family’s Baby daughter, Zina, had a similar condition eight years ago; doctors performed the tracheotomy and Zina lived for six months after being taken home.
This issue will set a frightening precedent. The result could encourage other health care providers to disregard the life-respecting requests of patients, their families, and those with power of attorney for personal care. We must re-set the moral compass of the health care system. This issue matters to all Ontarians!
Phil Lees, Leader of the Family Coalition Party
Phone – 905 538 5327 (office) 869 6334 (cell)
What can you do?
First: Tell people what you think about it! You can call, e-mail or write to Premier Dalton McGuinty, Leader of the Opposition Tim Hudak, and/or Bonnie Adamson (President and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre). Encourage others to do the same. Don’t stop talking about this until it is resolved.
Premier Dalton McGuinty, 416-325-3745, https://correspondence.premier.gov.on.ca/en/feedback/feedback.aspx
Tim Hudak (Leader of the Opposition), 1-800-903-6453, email@example.com
Bonnie Adamson, Administrator, London Health Sciences Centre, 519-685-8462, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondly: The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has a special appeal on their website encouraging people to donate to the family’s legal costs, which are increasing quickly. If you can, please help this family.
Contribute using Master Card, Visa, Pay Pal at http://www.euthanasiaprevention.on.ca