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Canada: Family fight to bring their baby home to die

Posted 25/2-11 at 02.51

The Maraachli family is fighting to stop the Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario hospital from removing life support from their son, 13-month-old Joseph, who is terminally ill. They want medical intervention to continue so they can bring their child home to die naturally rather than at the hands of doctors.

The hospital contend that such intervention can only briefly postpone the inevitable and will cause the child additional suffering. This decision was upheld by a judge in the Superior Court.

However, a lawyer acting for the family has managed at the last minute to stop the removal of life support, which was scheduled for Monday, February 21st. Negotiations are now underway to transfer the child to a hospital in Michigan.




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