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Networks Ignore Story of Canadian Baby Saved From Government-Run Health Care
Newsbusters ^ | 4/14/11 | Scott Whitlock |

Posted on 04/14/2011 2:01:18 PM PDT by Nachum

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The network newscasts and morning shows have thus far ignored the story of Joseph Maraachli, a Canadian baby who was set to have his life support removed. Only Fox News has covered the dramatic transfer of the child on Monday to an American hospital for treatment.

The child suffers from a neurological disease and is in a vegetative state. According to Fox News, "Doctors in Canada said the illness is irreversible and wanted to remove the breathing tube. His parents appealed to Canadian courts, but the hospital's decision was upheld."

Fox News explained:

Priests for Life says it represents a family of ministries that "reach and enrich every aspect of the pro-life movement," according to its website. The group has been strong advocates for the boy's release and critical of his treatment in Canada.

"The medical board overseeing his case is apparently convinced that giving proper care to 'Baby Joseph' is futile," the website reads. "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."

Maraachli's case has been covered on a number of FNC programs, including America Live and Fox and Friends. Yet, a Nexis search reveals not a mention of the case on CBS, NBC or ABC.

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TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canadian; ignore; networks; story

1 posted on 04/14/2011 2:01:22 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The Canadian hospital wouldn’t continue care even if the parents offered to pay the costs?


2 posted on 04/14/2011 2:18:18 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Nachum
Fr. Pavone was on EWTN Live last night. It was a bittersweet story of the love of the parents for their child and the love of our family of life for them and Priests for Life's commitment to put the money where the mouth is.

It is just one small life, but the statement it makes is thunderous.

3 posted on 04/14/2011 2:19:06 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Wolfie

No. You’ll find that happening here more and more. I couldn’t pay for the care my mother needed either right here in the USA. I couldn’t even buy insurance that would help her. It was against the law.


4 posted on 04/14/2011 2:20:34 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Nachum

If there was ever a time for a miracle, this is it.

I’ll go out on a limb and ask God to work a miracle to save Baby Joseph and give him a happy, productive life.


5 posted on 04/14/2011 2:36:46 PM PDT by eCSMaster (2012 - End of an error)
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