OTTAWA – The Supreme Court has received a motion asking it to stay a decision to take a two-year-old Edmonton girl, allegedly abused by her parents, off life support.
A spokesman with the court says the motion has yet to be processed and it’s not known how quickly the high court will respond.
Lawyers representing the parents of the little girl are running against the clock to prevent doctors from taking the child off a ventilator that is keeping her alive.
On Wednesday, the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld a judge’s ruling that it’s in the child’s best interest to let her die.
The parents are charged with injuring the child and the Alberta court ordered that they be allowed a last visit with the girl before the end of Thursday.
Doctors have testified she is in a coma with an irreversible brain injury and will never regain consciousness.
Thursday, September 20, 2012