Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Judge Intervenes to Help Dying Girl: Rules Sarah Murnaghan Can Be Put on Adult Donor List


Sarah Murnaghan, 10, needs a lung transplant but a policy puts her last on the list even though she only has weeks to live. (Courtesy Murnaghan Family)
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, needs a lung transplant but a policy puts her last on the list even though she only has weeks to live. (Courtesy Murnaghan Family)



“A federal judge has intervened to give hope to a young girl who needs a lung transplant as doctors have only given her weeks to live. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received national condemnation after she refused to get involved to help the girl.
Sarah Murnaghan has been hospitalized for three months with end-stage cystic fibrosis. She is not giving up hope. She wants to be a singer, but needs a lung transplant to live. Her parents have been with her constantly while she waits at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
This morning, Sarah’s parents asked a federal judge to intervene and order the Obama administration to alter longstanding organ-donation rules so she can get the lung transplant she desperately needs. A report shows the judge have given them hope that she can be put on the adult list:
A big victory in federal court today for 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, a dying girl in need of a lung transplant.
This afternoon, a federal judge granted the Murnaghan family’s request for a temporary restraining order, telling the Secretary of Health and Human Services to cease application of the ‘Under 12’ rule when it comes to Sarah….”
Wonderful news indeed for young Sarah, her parents and children in Sarah’s position under the age of 12. 
The temporary restraining order will stand for ten (10) days.  In addition, a preliminary injunction hearing has been scheduled for Friday, June 14, 2013.
Obamacare czar, Kathleen Sebelius, is a contemptible human being.   If the little girl was her daughter or one of the Obama’s girls, an exception to the rule would have been made immediately.
Her decision not to intervene on the behalf of this child, on behalf of life is contemptible and purely based on comparative effectiveness, i.e., healthcare rationing thereby rendering young Sarah as collateral damage.
Obamacare promises more of the same.  
Shame on Sebelius.
Let us pray for young Sarah and all children in Sarah’s position.
Hang in there Sarah.  Hang in there young ones in similar position.  America is praying for you.
 

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