Skip to comments.Canadian Death Panel Decides Baby Should Die, Canadian Court Agrees
Posted on 02/18/2011 7:27:10 AM PST by Bodhi1
How many liberals have clamored for the humanity of the Canadian Health Care system? I think it's safe to say that at one time, a majority of the have advocated for a single payer system.
One of the problems with single payer is the government can decide to stop paying because some "death panel" declared the patient's life not worth the money required to keep them alive.
For example, a panel in Canada's health care system has decided to remove a baby from life support, despite the parents protestations. The parents when to court. The court found in favor of the government.
So now, rather than die at home, with loved ones surrounding him, baby Joseph Maraachli will die at the hospital, at the hands of the Canadian health care system:
The father and relatives of one-year-old Joseph Maraachli wept outside a London courthouse after an emotional Justice Helen Rady upheld the earlier decision of an independent provincial tribunal forcing the baby's parents to comply with doctors' orders.
With all of their legal avenues exhausted, the family will have to say goodbye to Joseph Monday morning on Family Day when his breathing tube will be removed.
"I do my best for my baby. My son is not a criminal . . . to just let him die," dad Moe Maraachli said through tears.
"They are taking my baby away from me . . . Where is the humanity?"
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This must be one of those “shovel-ready jobs” big government promises.
There is a place called HELL, and all I can say is that democrats/moderate Republicans/liberals better prepare for it.
BTW there is only 1 way to prevent it, and that`s to repent, invite the Lord Jesus Christ into your lives.
Well, one thing’s for sure . . . this story will produce cognitive dissonance in Justin Bieber - who thinks Canada’s health system is far superior to that of the U.S. And who also thinks that abortion is “like killing a baby”.
How quaint -- the idea that salvation depends on one's political views.
Jesus had harsh words for people like you, FRiend.
I didn't notice leftists clamoring for humanity. I noticed them demanding free stuff at others' expense.
Leftists are members of a death cult. What they pursue always brings about unnecessary premature death.
Are they stopping public treatment of this baby? Couldn’t the parents still treat him if they could find funding? I mean, they are not condemning him to death, just deciding not to have the government pay? Surely there is some charity that could help this child?
Its not just political views anymore, its views on everthing from whether a baby should be MURDERED, brutall by the state (case in point), to whether or not peoples hard-earned salaries should be stolen by the gov and given away to some bum like candy.
American doctors rescue kids in other countries. I wonder why we can’t rescue this child, or the parents don’t bring him to the US?
Anybody that votes democrat, spits on Christ. Moderate Republicans are only lucky that they do not actually vote Democrat (as far as we know) but still must accept Christ, nonetheless, or their fate will be the same as that of the Democrat.
So instead they're going to remove his breathing tube and allow him to suffocate/choke to death. The State has ruled, in it's Ultimate Wisdom, that it's in "Joseph's best interest to have the breathing tube removed."
This is why I repeatedly argue for parents' rights to determine medical care for their children. The State and their doctors have determined what is best for this child. Best medical practices rule. End of story.
(In all seriousness, this is very sad.)
Little Joseph is not long for this world. What the parents want is for him to have a tracheotomy so they can bring him home and he can die at home with his family in a warm, loving environment. Instead, Joseph will have his breathing tube removed and will suffocate/choke to death.
They will be judged...When they are asked, someday, “Why did you suffocate an infant?” They will have to reply...
It seems that there is no question that the child has no chance of survival. The parents naturally want to keep him alive on life support, and I deeply sympathize with their plight..... but he has no chance. The hard question has to be asked: at what point is it OK to say, "no more -- let him go to God?" What are their reasons for keeping him alive?
And let's get down to the nitty gritty here. To what extent is medical coverage required to be paid for a lost cause? At what point is the money spent on a case like this, better spent on somebody else?
Those who are all huffy about this being a government thing, need to realize that this question gets asked all the time by private insurance companies -- and those private death panels do, at some point, refuse coverage .... and probably sooner than a government panel would do.
This is a sad, sad situation.... but it's still important to look at the reality of it.
I suspect you're going to be in for a rude surprise, Pharisee.
If a person votes democrat, they're giving all the above mentioned things their seal of approval. How are they not spitting on Christ?
The Pharisees thought as you do.
Very sad. But government bureaucrats obviously know what is best.
Consent and Capacity Board - what a lovely name for a death panel. Maybe Justin Bieber could write a pretty song about it.
I wonder what qualifications you must have to be appointed to the board - intern under Josef Mengele at Auschwitz?
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