This case is a warning. You think you are in charge of your own health care and that of your dependents? Think again. You will have to fight for your own life and the life of your loved ones against doctors, hospital ethics panels, and drug companies. The transformation of medicine from "patient-oriented" to "society-oriented" is well underway. If you are judged deficient in "quality of life," you are likely to be denied treatment and shown the quick exit door.
I received this email from Dr. Paul Byrne yesterday:
Tomorrow I am going to Reno, then Carson City. On Tuesday at 2 PM (5 PM Eastern time) NV Supreme Ct will hear oral arguments about Aden Hailu. Please pray at 5 PM Eastern time for 30 minutes, which is the 30 minutes the NV Supreme Court has allotted for hearing oral arguments in this matter of Life and Death. So far as I know this is the first time any challenge to the Determination of Death Act has occurred, but certainly the first time a court as high as a state Supreme Court has considered this matter of “brain death.”
PaulBrain death is a lie, but it's being used to deny ordinary treatment and minor surgical procedures to vulnerable patients. I'll be praying tomorrow from 5-5:30 in front of the Blessed Sacrament. I urge you to join me at the appropriate time in your time zone. Remember the spiritual work of mercy to pray for the living and the dead. Aden is alive, but she's a target because she's vulnerable.
Please pass this far and wide on Facebook, blogs, twitter, etc. We need to storm heaven for this lovely young woman who deserves a chance to recover. Pray that a Nevada doctor will step forward and become Aden's advocate.
Our Lady, Help of the Sick, pray for Aden.