by Elizabeth Tanguay
I have been an avid follower of LifeSiteNews for quite some time now, and there is always something interesting going on with regards to the pro-life position.
Take Baby Isaiah from Edmonton, for example:
If you don’t want to read the article (which is quite good, by the way), I’ll sum up the case for you. When Isaiah was born, he suffered severe oxygen deprivation to his brain due to his umbilical cord wrapping around his neck. The doctors predicted he would never gain consciousness, and if he did, that he would be severely disabled for the rest of his life. However, he defied the doctors’ predictions: he has opened his eyes, arched his back, moved his feet and arms, and is improving. Now the parents are in a fight for this small child’s life because the doctors want to take him off the ventilator that is keeping him alive. And they refuse to carry out routine blood tests and procedures to find out exactly what is wrong with Isaiah. The parents don’t even have access to their baby’s medical record.
The worst part of all this: it has happened before in Canada.
Thankfully, the parents appealed to the judge, who granted Isaiah 3 weeks for a medical assessment by experts to determine whether or not the doctors’ decision is justified.
And the nice thing with LifeSiteNews is that they even provide contact information to key people to be able to advocate for this baby, which I strongly encourage you to do. He shouldn’t be denied life because of his probable “disability”, especially since his parents clearly want to do everything medically possible so they can keep their child.