VICTORY! Reprieve for Catie: Hospital Will not Pull the Plug

Every once in a while we  see or hear of a pro-life victory.  These victories give us the hope we need to continue on in our battle for life, whether it be for the unborn who are scheduled to be aborted or the elderly or disabled who are at risk of being euthanized.

Below is a message from Life Legal Defense Foundation regarding the woman who was to be euthanized  (see earlier post on this here) Thanks to the efforts of Life Legal Minnesota team, her life will be spared.   Let’s give thanks to God that prayers were answered for Catie. 


Alexandra Snyder, Executive Director – Life Legal Defense Foundation 

Earlier this week, Life Legal reported that 64-year-old Catie Cassidy was threatened with removal of oxygen while receiving care at a Minnesota hospital. Without supplemental oxygen, Catie would have suffocated to death.

In response, Life Legal attorneys sent a demand letter letting the hospital know of its duties under Minnesota law.

We received news today that Fairview Hospital in Edina is fully cooperating with Catie’s health care proxy and that they will continue to provide Catie with oxygen as needed.

We are grateful for the work of our Life Legal Minnesota team, especially attorneys Wayne Holstad and Craig Beuning of Holstad and Knaak, who intervened immediately on Catie’s behalf.

We are also thankful for the thousands of people who showed up for Catie by sharing her story and contacting the hospital.

Life Legal is pleased that Catie will receive the care she needs and that her wish to fight for her life as long as she can will be honored.

Now it is time for us to have a larger conversation about the inherent value of every human life and about our moral obligation to protect those who are most vulnerable.

The mission of Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) is to give innocent and helpless human beings of any age, particularly unborn children, a trained and committed defense against the threat of death, and to support their advocates in the nation’s courtrooms. LLDF will accomplish its mission and purpose through the law and education.  

For more information on Life Legal Defense Foundation, please use this link.



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