Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
From Judie Brown: Will you make a phone call or send an e-mail to save Baby Munoz' life?
Will you make a phone call or send an e-mail to save Baby Munoz' life?
I am writing today with an URGENT request. There is a preborn baby in Texas who will be put to death by Monday at 5:00 PM if all of us don't act immediately.
Since November 26, 2013,
Baby Munoz' mother, Marlise Munoz, has been treated at John Peter Smith
Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Marlise was found unconscious by her
husband and was taken to the hospital. She was put on life support and
has been taken care of by the hospital for the last eight weeks. She is
pregnant and her baby is still alive. Baby Munoz is just 22 weeks old
and needs to stay in mom's womb for a few more weeks to have a good
chance of survival.
The problem is that Marlise
Munoz has been declared "brain dead" by doctors and the doctors, her
husband, and her parents want treatment stopped. They want Marlise and
her baby to be killed. The hospital has been the good guy here and has
refused to stop treatment. The family took the hospital to court and, on Friday...
The judge ordered the hospital to kill both the mother and child by taking life support away from the mother!
The hospital is considering
whether or not to appeal the ruling. Any appeal will give Baby Munoz
more time to develop and increase the chances of survival.
Because of the "brain death"
declaration, many people are making this into a complicated case. It is
not. Your American Life League has been fighting these "Brain Death"
declarations for years and, sadly, we predicted just this kind of thing,
and worse, would happen. I could write volumes on why "brain death" is
NOT true death and why medical personnel could not keep a truly dead
person functioning for 8 weeks.
But we don't have time for that. We need to save this mother and child and we need to do it immediately.
We need you to call the
hospital and beg them to continue fighting for the mother and child and
to appeal the judge's ruling. Call or e-mail and thank them for what
they have been doing and beg them to appeal.
Call the hospital president and CEO, Robert Earley at 817-702-3431. You can also reach the Chief Operating Officer, Bill Whitman, at the same number.
Whether you call or e-mail, you need to do it immediately. Baby Munoz will be dead by Monday evening if we do not act NOW.
Thank you and pray that God will save this mother and child.
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Life League, cofounded by Judie Brown in 1979, is the oldest national
Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization in the United
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