Judge: Medical Care for Baby Isaiah Can Continue

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A Canadian judge has ruled that baby Isaiah James May's life support can continue for now while the lawyers re-explore what has turned into a controversial case of possible euthanasia.

Life News reports Madame Justice Michelle Crighton ruled care and treatment can continue until Feb. 19, as Isaiah's parents Rebecka and Isaac May say how their son's condition continues to get better.

The Mays will now go to an independent doctor to evaluate their son's medical prospects.

On October 24, 2009, baby Isaiah was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.

As a result, the baby suffered severe brain damage. Doctors diagnosed that the child had no hope for recovery. Now, the doctors want to remove the baby's ventilator.

However, Rebecka and Isaac say their baby is showing signs of recovery and they don't want to pull the plug.

"He is doing everything they said that he would not do," Rebecka told CBC News. "Every day he does something new. His eyes dilate. He opens his eyes. He moves his limbs. He's growing. He's gaining weight. He's living. They told us he would never do any of that."

The case is now gaining international attention. A Facebook page with more than 20,000 supporters has been dedicated to praying for a miracle for baby Isaiah.

Meanwhile the Mays, who are Christians, say their doctors should not be in the business of rationing health care, deciding who should or should not live.

Lynne Marie Kohm, a professor of family law at Regent University's School of Law, appeared on CBN Newschannel's Morning program on Tuesday to talk more about the case. Click play for her comments.

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