There is a little thirteen month old Canadian baby, whose family would be in mourning right now planning his funeral, instead thanks to America and the group Priests for Life, his parents can hold on to him a little longer as they yearned to do. Just hours before the government-run Canadian health care system was to take baby Joseph off life support, America came to his rescue. Baby Joseph was transferred last night to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri to undergo a tracheotomy.
I wrote last week on the fact that nations continually come against America for stepping in, being war mongers or invaders while ignoring all the good we do. However, its stories like these that are rarely talked about that exemplify the heart of many Americans. Its stories like these that exemplify what makes America unique from other nations.
The Canadian health care system chose to deny these parents a few more moments whether it be weeks or months with their son. The Canadian doctors said due to the fact that baby Joseph suffers from a progressive neurological disease which ultimately leaves him in a vegetative state that he’s beyond recovery. So that means that the parents’ wishes aren’t recognized? Does that mean we just pull the plug with no regard for the wants of the family to have a little more time and to make a few more memories with their son? Does that give the doctors the right to make the decision of the family? Come on “pro-choicers” where’s the choice in this? Look ahead America because that is what Obamacare is all about; rationing and the government playing the role of Doctor. Take this as a major warning sign. If America turns into another government-run, Socialist system (which is well on its way thanks to the Doc-In-Chief) where will cases like those of baby Joseph go?
Thanks to the hearts of some, the parents of Joseph will have a little more time with him. They will have a little more time to hold his small hand, kiss his cheeks and maybe get a few more smiles until its God’s time, not the governments’ to take him home.