Monday, March 21, 2011

Baby Joseph update

Baby Joseph received a tracheotomy today at the Franciscan hospital in St. Louis where he was transported a little over one week ago due to the international calls from pro-lifers everywhere and the emergency actions of Priests for Life.

The 14 month old baby's father Moe Maraachli, released the following statement: “Good morning all friends and family and supporters. Me and my wife we thank you so much for everything and for your praying to our baby Joseph ….today is big day for Joseph.”

Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, who was in Arizona over the weekend, had this to say.

We at Priests For Life are very grateful to you for being among the tens of thousands of pro-lifers who sent e-mails to the doctors and administrators at the Canadian hospital where Baby Joseph would have been forced to die.

This victory just goes to show that when enough good people get involved and work together, miracles happen.

We’re also extremely grateful that the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital—out of dozens of hospitals we contacted—had the intestinal fortitude to stand up to all the political pressure and say, “YES! We’ll take Baby Joseph and care for him! That’s what we do!”

Let us all continue to pray for this family and for those who helped make this all possible.


At 2:43 PM, Blogger Jay said...

Do a bit of research. you'll find a good amount of the pro life people that sent emails to the Canadian hospital sent them in the form of death threats or personal harm. I'm sure God condoned that.

At 3:02 PM, Blogger John J. Jakubczyk said...

Jay, God does not condone anything that is evil. But neither should a hospital or doctor act inconsistent with respecting the sanctity of life.

The good news is that he will receive proper care.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Jay said...

I see, since there is good news, the bad news of death threats to innocent doctors and nurses mean nothing now. Nice one sided thinking John. Baby Joseph was receiving excellent care in Canada. If he wasn't he would not have been in that hospital for 6 months alive. For you to insinuate the doctors and nurses at that hospital were evil, you have overstepped your place on this earth. you are a mere mortal nothing more so don't pretend you are God and pass judgement on others.

At 5:32 PM, Blogger John J. Jakubczyk said...

Jay, I did not say anyone was "evil." I did say that doctors and hospitals should not act inconsistent with their duty to do no harm and respect the sanctity of all human life.

You seem to hold the opinion that the wishes of the parents to provide care for their child should be subordinate to the opinion of the doctors who wanted to remove the breathing tube and not perform a tracheotomy.

You also seem to be upset with the success of the effort to assist the child.

I pass not judgment on anyone. I can and will comment on people's actions.


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