News Of The Day – July 5th
Parents Of Child On Life Support Getting Chance To Appeal Court Decision Allowing Doctors To Stop Treatment
Archie Battersbee, 12, was found unconscious with a ligature around his neck at his home in Southend, Essex, England, on April 7. He was later declared brain-dead at the hospital. The High Court that had previously decided to end all lifesaving care, has now been told to reconsider its decision to allow doctors to switch off the life support of the brain-damaged boy. Archie’s mother, Hollie Dance, who is fighting to keep her son on life support said, “Until God decides, then I will continue to fight for him and I will continue to be his voice.” Read more about the case here.
Two Faith leaders to be Awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom
Two faith leaders, a Catholic nun and a Greek Orthodox Christian priest, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. Sister Simone Campbell, former executive director of the lobbying group NETWORK, and the Rev. Alexander Karloutsos, the former vicar general of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, will be among the 17 Americans recognized in a ceremony at the White House. The medal is given to “individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors. Read more about the recipients here.
Pope Francis Condemns Abortion Compares It To Hiring A Hitman
Pope Francis has reaffirmed his opposition to abortion after the repeal of Roe v Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. He is quoted as saying, “I ask: ‘Is it licit, is it right, to eliminate a human life to resolve a problem? It’s a human life – that’s science. The moral question is whether it is right to take a human life to solve a problem. Indeed, is it right to hire a hit man to solve a problem?” adding, “a human being is never incompatible with life. The Pope has also refuted recent claims that he intends to retire soon. Read more of his opinion here.
Firefighters Rescue Kitten Stuck In Vending Machine
A Tennessee Walmart employee was on her break when she heard cries coming from the Pepsi vending machine. There she found a small grey kitten lodged inside. When all attempts to free the feline failed, the employees called the local fire department. Arriving firefighters unplugged the vending machine and removed the back cover, but still could not see the crying kitten, according to the post. Eventually, firefighters found another opening where they could see the kitten and coaxed it out. The kitten was fine and found a new home in the employee who originally heard her cries. Read more about the heart warming rescue here.