Friday, April 27, 2018
Very important ethical problems with the hospital's issued demands for Alfie's release to his parents for home care.
The hospital made the statement they would only 'consider' releasing Alfie if the attitude of the parents changed.
The hospital is not holding Alfie because of a medical condition. They are holding Alfie because of public criticism of their cruelty, imprisonment and attempted murder.
What legal and ethical authority does a hospital have to impose the cessation of public criticism as the benchmark for releasing a patient from a hospital?
This is actually an outrageous development.
There is basis for a hospital to argue they need the legal authority to detain Alfie because the conditions to keep him medically stable or comfortable can only be achieved at the hospital.
But, let's think this through.
In this case, we have doctors who, in fact, want the child's condition to deteriorate. They tell the court Alfie will only live minutes after withdrawing life support. When they withdraw life support and Alfie wouldn't die, they attempted to kill him through starvation.
Sadly, for the family, Liverpool is burdened with a rat of an archbishop who makes the claim that the starvation of a non-dying child - which by the way is a violation of Church teaching - was the hospital's way of 'doing everything humanly possible to help Alfie'.
There certainly is no shortage of liars and murderers in the episcopal see. Every time one opens their mouth to display their forked tongue, we see why Christ sweat His Precious Blood in the Garden of Gethesemene. Fr. Longenecker has an excellent analysis of this no good episcopal cretin HERE.
If the medical conditions of palliative care for a child breathing on his own is hydration, nutrition and oxygen - all of which can be done at home - where is the legal authority to keep the child surrounded by police officers imprisoning him in a room and set the conditions of release the silencing of criticism?
Another excellent analysis HERE - Alfie vs the State.
What is the medical criteria for a court to give authority for doctors to detain a child over the objections of his parents?
From what I am seeing, criticism is on the list.
This treachery cannot be tolerated.