ACLJ 'Extremely Pleased' That 'Baby Joseph' Is Transferred to U.S. Hospital

Mar 14, 2011, 09:12 ET from American Center for Law and Justice

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a constitutional law firm, said today it is extremely pleased that a hospital in Missouri has taken "Baby Joseph" – the Canadian child who suffers from a serious illness.  The ACLJ was retained by the child's parents nearly two weeks ago to assist in exploring options to get their son medical treatment in the United States.

The ACLJ, which has worked closely with Priests for Life, said today the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri has agreed to provide the medical evaluation and treatment requested by his parents.  Joseph Maraachli was transferred from a hospital in Canada to the St. Louis facility Sunday night by air transport.

"We're extremely pleased that this hospital – a leader in healthcare for children – has stepped forward to care for 'Baby Joseph' at such a critical time," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ.  "In representing the family's interests in the U.S., we were able to assist in a number of vital areas – including assisting in the facilitation of the transfer of 'Baby Joseph' to the Missouri hospital as well as working to ensure there were no legal impediments in the transfer process.  We're delighted with the outcome of this complex effort, which clears the way for the family to get the care and medical attention they need and deserve."

The ACLJ says it had been retained to represent the parents as they pursued securing a medical evaluation and treatment at a hospital in this country.

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is based in Washington, D.C. and is online at  The ACLJ does not charge for the legal services it provides.


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