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B.C. Supreme Court grants temporary injunction to stop disabled baby from being taken off life support – National Post

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2015449 Views

August 12, 2015

The parents of a severely disabled infant are waging a court battle against her caregivers in a bid to prevent the baby from being taken off life support.

Five-month-old Mary Jane Pierce, who suffers multiple serious health problems, was due to be moved from BC Children’s Hospital to Canuck Place on Tuesday, where she would have been taken off a ventilator with the intent to let her die a natural death.

However, in a last-minute decision by a B.C. Supreme Court judge, parents Justin Pierce and Michelle Arnold won a temporary injunction to stop the transfer and to keep the infant on a ventilator.

The Chilliwack couple, who do not have custody of their child, argue that they did not consent to allow their baby to be taken off life support.

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