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
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.
SOURCE Campaign Life Coalition
For further information:
Mary Ellen Douglas, CLC National Organizer, Kingston 613-389-4472
Jeff Gunnarson, CLC Toronto 416-204-9749