London Hospital to Kill Baby Joseph on Family Day

TORONTO, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) is alarmed over the Ontario Superior Court's decision to deny the Maraachli family their appeal to bring their child home to die a peaceful death.  Instead, doctors at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, will remove baby Joseph's breathing tube on Monday, February 21st at 10 a.m., putting in place a do-not-resuscitate order.

"I don't understand it.  Do doctors' rights now trump parental rights?" asked Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition.  "And what about the dignity of the child to die in the loving arms of his parents at home? This outrageous stripping of parental rights is very worrisome."

CLC offers their prayers and support to the Maraachli family who are faced with a heart-breaking situation and encourages supporters to participate at a vigil that will take place at 9 a.m. on Monday outside Victoria Hospital, at Wellington and Commissioners in London, Ontario.

To offer support to the parents of baby Joseph, join the Save Baby Joseph Facebook page. 

About Campaign Life Coalition

Campaign Life Coalition is a national, non-profit organization involved in politics and action advocating for legal and cultural change in Canada with respect to protecting human life and the family.

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Mary Ellen Douglas, CLC National Organizer, Kingston 613-389-4472
Jeff Gunnarson, CLC Toronto 416-204-9749

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