A Child with a Disability Has a Right to Live and Die with Dignity and Love

Should the government have the right to tell you when, where, and how you will live or die? This is what is happening in Canada now.  Baby Joseph Maraachli is a one-year-old who suffers from the same illness as another child the family had who has since passed away.  That child died at home in the care of her parents.

Baby Joseph has been in the hospital since last October and is on a breathing tube.  The hospital has gone to court and won the right to remove that tube.  Joseph’s father says that the hospital staff have said that they will remove the tube and give the baby an injection to die.  The family would like the hospital to perform a traceotomy so that Joseph can go home and be able to breath and live with his family until his time has come to go home with the Lord. The hospital says to do the traceotomy would be too risky.  But why NOT do it if they are scheduling to euthanize the baby on Monday anyway??  Why not take the “risk” that the baby could live or die peacefully at home??

Why is the hospital and government so bent on controlling the life that they did not give?? Every person has a right to live and die with dignity and having a disability does not erase that right.

Please join the Facebook cause for Baby Joseph.



About nalidabesson

I am a wife and mother of three children. My husband is blind from congenital cataracts. He is a talented musician. (Hear selections from his instrumental Gospel album at www.cdbaby.com/michaelbesson ). My children had a 50/50 chance of inheriting it and all three did. Besides being legally blind, my kids have additional disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, seizure condition, learning disorder, and developmental delays. They are wonderful, happy children and I thank the Lord for allowing me to be their mother. All people deserve the right to life. Children (unborn and born) around the world with disabilities are targeted for abortion and euthanasia because of their disabilities. We should protect their lives because all lives are precious in God's eye. And even if someone does not believe in God, scientifically, every person from conception is a person. I am a teacher of students who are blind and visually impaired, some with other disabilities. I also have a background in law and public adminstration, having graduated from law school and management school before pursuing a career in special education. I believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for ALL--unborn and born, with disabilities and without.
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