Sunday, March 13, 2011

Release Baby Joseph NOW!

March 12, 2011

We have everything we need to bring Baby Joseph
to the U.S. for the health care he needs.

We've done everything the Canadian hospital has asked us to do --
now it's up to them to do their part and let Baby Joseph go.

Dear Mary,

No doubt you've been following the rollercoaster drama that has been
unfolding in Canada regarding the fate of little Baby Joseph. Neither we
nor anyone else knows how long he has to live, but that’s God’s
decision. Meanwhile, we are joining his family in trying to get him
reasonable care that will extend his life – care that has so far been
denied by the hospital he is in.

Believe it or not, this last Friday we were prepared to pick up Baby
Joseph from the Canadian hospital and transport him to a hospital in the
U.S. that has agreed to take him in and give him the care he needs.

However, we have been stonewalled through all kinds of delay tactics --
the list of which is so long it would take another page to describe them to

It was infuriating!

For instance, we have an air medical transport team -- one of the top
teams in the country -- waiting on standby for the "go ahead" that has not
yet come. In other words, Baby Joseph could be in that U.S. hospital right
now receiving the care he needs. Instead he is still languishing in the
Canadian hospital.

The medical board overseeing his case is apparently convinced that giving
proper care to Baby Joseph is futile. They don’t mean that the medical
care won’t help him. They mean his life in its current condition isn’t
worth the trouble.

This of course is an outrage, and must be stopped.

We at Priests For Life have been at the forefront of this battle for the
last several weeks, once we discovered how critical this situation was for
Baby Joseph and his parents. We have already made a firm commitment to
fight for Baby Joseph -- whatever the cost. And let me tell you, the costs
will be significant.

For example, the air medical team and their specially-equipped airplane
costs thousands of dollars an hour. That's because they're capable of the
highest level of critical care, and they can handle anything. Furthermore,
once we get Baby Joseph to the U.S. hospital, we've been told that it could
cost as much as $150,000 for his stay in the Pediatric Intensive Care

So here's what happens next …

Monday morning, there's going to be a "conference call" between the
lawyers, doctors, and administrators involved in this case to ensure that
Baby Joseph can be released immediately. Once he is, our team springs into

What I need you to do right now is to contact by email a certain Dr.
Douglas Fraser, who is the attending physician for Baby Joseph at the
Canadian hospital. It is our understanding that he has the ultimate
authority to permit the release of Baby Joseph or to deny it. In other
words, the fate of Baby Joseph is in Dr. Fraser's hands.

We all must urge Dr. Fraser to do the right thing and allow Baby Joseph to
get the care he can receive in the U.S. hospital which we've already lined
up and is ready to go.

Therefore, go to to
send your email to Dr. Fraser so that he sees it first thing Monday
morning. Also, I implore you forward this Alert to everyone on your email
list -- because we need to get the word out in order to have maximum

I am personally "on call" right now to hop on an airplane and go to Canada
when Baby Joseph is released so that I can be with him on the medical jet
as it flies to the United States. I will be joining Baby Joseph's parents
in order to give them spiritual strength during this undoubtedly difficult
time in their lives.

Please say a prayer for Baby Joseph, his parents, the air medical team,
and everyone else involved in this historic case. Pray that the Canadian
authorities do the right thing AND RELEASE BABY JOSEPH NOW!

Thank you for your time, your charity, and your love for the defenseless
children among us -- born and unborn.

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director

P.S. The email that you'll send to Dr. Fraser will also go to Mr. Peter
Johnson, who is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Canadian
hospital where Baby Joseph lies in wait for us to help him. Mr. Johnson
oversees that particular hospital, and therefore he can have a strong
influence on Dr. Fraser's decision. Please see the email at for more details.

Priests for Life
PO Box 141172
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 718-980-4400
Toll Free: 1-888-735-3448
Fax: 718-980-6515

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