Prayers Requested for Baby Israel Stinson and His Parents
Dr. Paul A. Byrne sent out an e-mail to his extensive list last evening to request prayers for a two year-old baby, Israel Stinson, who has been declared "brain dead" after suffering an asthma attack.
Here are the details as found on the Life Legal Foundation website:
Last Thursday evening, Life Legal obtained a temporary court order prohibiting a Sacramento area hospital from withdrawing life-sustaining care to two-year old baby Israel. On Friday morning, we were back in court again. The judge granted the family’s request for a one-week extension of the order to find a physician to provide an independent evaluation of Israel’s condition.
Life Legal’s Alexandra Snyder visited baby Israel in the hospital this weekend. She happened to be there when the doctor came by to provide Israel’s family with an update on his condition. Israel’s oxygen levels and blood gases are normal, his organs are functioning well, and he is stable. His lungs are clear and he was scheduled to receive an increase in nutrition. The family is working with an outside physician who is currently reviewing Israel’s medical records.
A local CBS News affiliate interviewed Israel’s parents yesterday.
This is an extraordinarily difficult time for Israel’s parents and they are trusting God day by day to help them get through this. They—and we—continue to pray for a miracle. Life Legal is honored to stand with this family as they fight for Israel’s life.
Israel’s parents are so grateful for your prayers. Please keep praying for this family—and please consider making a donation to help Life Legal defend others who are unable to speak for themselves. We have seen an increase in calls asking for assistance in cases involving the refusal to provide life-sustaining care for the elderly and the very young.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 15, 2016 — Life Legal Defense Foundation received a call this week from the mother of Israel Stinson, a two-year old boy who suffered a severe asthma attack and is on life support. He has been at a Sacramento area hospital since April 1 and was transferred to a Kaiser facility on April 12.
After Israel was at the Kaiser hospital for less than 24 hours, the hospital notified the parents that they intended to run another test to determine Israel’s brain activity—and that the hospital would likely withdraw Israel’s life support, which would result in his immediate death.
Israel’s mother posted notes throughout his hospital room instructing Kaiser not to conduct any tests on her son without her permission. The hospital ignored the notes and conducted the tests in violation of the mother’s wishes.
Life Legal was in court with Israel’s mother yesterday seeking a temporary restraining order prohibiting the hospital from withdrawing life support and requiring that Israel receive any treatment needed to maintain his stability. The judge granted the order.
Israel’s parents will be back in Placer County Superior Court this morning fighting to keep Israel on life support until he can be evaluated by an outside specialist. (As found at Life Legal Foundation: Hospital to End Baby Israel Stinson's Life.)
The merchants of death who have polluted the practice of medicine by reviving the body-snatching of the Aztecs and other barbarians no longer err on the side of life. No, their first reaction in most circumstances is to presume the myth of "brain death" that Dr. Paul Byrne has decisively refuted time and time again as nothing other than the medical industry's manufactured, profit-making scheme to subject living human beings to vivisection in the name of "giving the gift of life." As Dr. Byrne has noted so clearly, the bodily organs of cadavers are useless for purposes of transplantation, and thus it is that human beings with beating hearts are declared "brain dead" and all treatment to save their lives is terminated.
We must pray for Baby Israel Stinson and for his parents in this time of needless trial.
Perhaps it is good once again to refer to the words of Bishop Clemens von Galen when he denounced the eugenics policies of the Adolf Hitler's Third Reich seventy-five years ago:
No: We are concerned with men and women, our fellow creatures, our brothers and sisters! Poor human beings, ill human beings, they are unproductive, if you will. But does that mean that they have lost the right to live? Have you, have I, the right to live only so long as we are productive, so long as we are recognised by others as productive?
If the principle that men is entitled to kill his unproductive fellow-man is established and applied, then woe betide all of us when we become aged and infirm! If it is legitimate to kill unproductive members of the community, woe betide the disabled who have sacrificed their health or their limbs in the productive process! If unproductive men and women can be disposed of by violent means, woe betide our brave soldiers who return home with major disabilities as cripples, as invalids! If it is once admitted that men have the right to kill “unproductive” fellow-men even though it is at present applied only to poor and defenceless mentally ill patients” then the way is open for the murder of all unproductive men and women: the incurably ill, the handicapped who are unable to work, those disabled in industry or war. The way is open, indeed, for the murder of all of us when we become old and infirm and therefore unproductive. Then it will require only a secret order to be issued that the procedure which has been tried and tested with the mentally ill should be extended to other “unproductive” persons, that it should also be applied to those suffering from incurable tuberculosis, the aged and infirm, persons disabled in industry, soldiers with disabling injuries!
Then no man will be safe: some committee or other will be able to put him on the list of “unproductive” persons, who in their judgment have become “unworthy to live”. And there will be no police to protect him, no court to avenge his murder and bring his murderers to justice.
Who could then have any confidence in a doctor? He might report a patient as unproductive and then be given instructions to kill him! It does not bear thinking of, the moral depravity, the universal mistrust which will spread even in the bosom of the family, if this terrible doctrine is tolerated, accepted and put into practice. Woe betide mankind, woe betide our German people, if the divine commandment, “Thou shalt not kill”, which the Lord proclaimed on Sinai amid thunder and lightning, which God our Creator wrote into man's conscience from the beginning, if this commandment is not merely violated but the violation is tolerated and remains unpunished! (Three Sermons in Defiance of the Nazis by Bishop von Galen.)
This is happening with legal impunity and cultural approval right here in the United States of America. We must be aware of the facts as we entrust ourselves entirely to Our Lord as His consecrated slaves through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, making sure to pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.
Please see Death Panels Really Exist for a list of articles referencing Dr. Byrne's refutation of the medical industry's manufactured myth of "brain death."
Work on part five "Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men" continues. Check back by late tomorrow night. Thank you for your patience.
Once again, please pray to Our Lady and to Saint Joseph for Israel Stinson and his family.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.