Why government health care is a seriously BAD idea...
The father of baby Joseph told LifeSiteNews, "Monday at 10:00 a.m. they will kill my baby. There's no more humanity. There's no more chance. I've tried everything for him. No more appeals, nothing. I asked them, why not send him to Windsor and let him die at home? They said they will give him injection, but I don't want to."
"I ask God, and maybe he breathe," he added. "I do my best for my baby. My son is not a criminal. to just let him die."
"They are taking my baby from me. Where is the humanity?"
Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, who has been communicating with the parents, says this makes no sense whatsoever. "I don't get it. There's nothing here I get. It makes no sense. What is in this for the hospital and doctors? Why would they bother doing this? Is it that they want to simply say, we have control? If it's about their control, then we're in serious trouble. They now control when someone lives and when someone dies, and who makes those decisions and how those decisions are made."
Schadenberg said the court appears to be saying that hospitals and doctors can make decisions for patients whether they like it or not. "It's worse than the death panel concept that's being debated in the U.S. It really is, it's much worse. They're saying, 'We will decide.' They're not even going to converse with you. 'We have the weight of the Court, we have the financial bearing of a massive government institution to be able to force this on you.'"
UPDATE (as of 2/21/11): Negotiations under way to transfer Joseph to Michigan hospital