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Jahi McMath’s Right to Life

06 Jan

Jahi McMath

These six things the Lord hates and seven are an abomination to him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among the brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19

By Riley J. Hood – CPoW State Chairman

The Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) condemns the ghoulish way Ms. Jahi McMath was treated by Oakland’s Children’s Hospital.  What have we become, when a children’s hospital no longer tries to save a child’s life?

Jahi is a thirteen-year-old girl who suffered complications after a tonsillectomy, resulting in brain damage. Because a person suffers brain damage doesn’t give anyone permission to say that person “brain dead” or “legally dead” and then refuse treatment when they are physically alive.

It is self-evident that Jahi is very much alive. According to Dr. Paul Byrne, “Clearly, a patient with a beating heart, circulation and respiration, is not a cadaver.” Dr. Byrne further asserts, “No one shall be declared dead unless respiratory and circulatory systems and the entire brain have been destroyed.”

There is a big difference between brain damage and declaring someone brain dead.  There is a big difference between not being able to save a life and not even trying to save a life. Jahi is in this situation through no fault of her own and only a criminal would want to let her die and refuse to allow another hospital or doctor to intervene on her behalf.

The criminal this time isn’t a family member trying to refuse treatment, it is the hospital itself. Neither situation is acceptable, but this represents another lowering of our national ethics.

The CPoW party platform states “We also oppose all government ‘legalization’ of euthanasia, infanticide and suicide.”

I finally would reassert the United States Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Constitution Party of Wisconsin
PO Box 070344
Milwaukee WI, 53207

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