Update: Canadian Hospital Agrees to Let Baby Joseph Die at Home
The Canadian hospital under fire for ordering parents to remove their young son from life support because he is reportedly in a vegetative state has backed down and agreed to one of the family’s requests: to let the boy die at home.
London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario, issued a statement Monday afternoon saying that it will bring 13-month-old Joseph Maraachli to his family’s home, but it then insists that staff members remove the boy from a respirator, possibly giving him only minutes more to live, the London Free Press reported.
Update: Since posting this news article, we have learned that Baby Joseph is not in a vegetative state at all. See the video posted here.