Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Government interference

Ok, so I'm a hypocrite. I am openly admitting it. I am the one who said that I didn't see any reason for Terri Shiavo to continue living in that awful fashion that she has lived in for the past decade. But, this one hit me really hard.

Seems like families should be the ones to make these decisions of who lives and dies and not courts or doctors or hospitals.

Poor little Sun Hudson didn't get that opportunity because doctors determined he was unable to live on his own without a ventilator. Despite his mom's pleas to keep him alive, the hospital petitioned the court to remove him from life support and the court said ok.

Five months old. His mom didn't want him to die, but the decision was taken out of her hands. It seems no different to me that a murderer sneaking in your house at night and choking the life out of your child.

Now, I know all those things that even I say in these situations: this child was doomed to a miserable existence; the cost of keeping the child alive is probably going to fall upon the taxpayers; these resources could be used on a patient who will live and be able to walk out of the hospital one day; etc, etc.

I know, I know.

But, this is a mother's baby. She carried that baby in her womb. She likely loved that baby since the day she knew she had conceived. She went through labor to bring that baby into the world. Why does a hospital or the government have the right to deny that baby the interventions he needed to live? How do they know that he could never recover? How many miracles do we see every day? I'm a miracle. What is the hospital decided not to do all those surgeries on me when I was 7 and my family was told I only had three months to live? What if the hospital decided to withdraw treatment from me because it was a futile effort and a waste of their resources? Then, our world would have three less beautiful children; it would be free of my writing; it would be free of my love ... so many people would be adversely impacted had I not lived. I'm not be egotistical, I'm being sincere. I believe God gave me life for a reason and I live every day to glorify Him and be a blessing to all those around me. Do I fail miserably? Yes. I'm human. I make mistakes. I curse like a soldier. I sin. No doubt about it, but the world is a better place because I'm here.

What would our world have been like with Sun Hudson in it? We'll never know. I pray for his mother. I don't know what I'd do in her place. God help me, I never want to know.


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