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And this -- -- learn a federal judge has ruled in favor of a temper request for a dying ten year old girl named Sarah murder and -- hand now thanks to the courts.
She is now eligible to have her name added to an adult lung transplant list.
Now the ruling comes after a parents filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to change organ donation rules for children.
Which say that kids under the age of twelve must wait for pediatric -- to become available.
But -- doctors feel confident that they could successfully perform a transplant with a -- -- -- this late day ruling could greatly improve the chances for Sarah.
And she's dying from cystic fibrosis and needless to say -- -- heard the news she was -- watch.
-- Now tonight we were supposed to have terrorist father and aunt on the program but just a few minutes ago they had to rush back to the hospital and her rant may join us on the phone and a few minutes for -- -- first in studio with reaction to today's developments Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior.
He's been speaking with the family since the story began and and not only Stevie you've been helping.
Alone -- Medicaid -- people at Fox News have been leading the charge for for -- and I just spoke with Sean.
To -- and Sharon -- about three minutes ago before we went on if she asked me not to say specifically.
But -- was facing a dire emergency.
And so our prayers and knowing your prayers go out to the family really big time because they need it right at this moment they need to circle prayers.
I I gotta say I want to play the the comment -- Kathleen Sebelius our health and human services secretary and it's just a simple comment.
I found -- so cold so callous but let's let's let our audience decide.
Again this is a -- incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone -- She misrepresent -- blue or let up Pennsylvania was set on begging you.
The doctors think the -- lungs could work changed the rules she doesn't have time yeah this is the morality the injustice of big government regulation.
They don't have signs on their side.
I spoke to a doctor named sweet doctor suite.
Who help make these regulations and I went through chapter and verse.
Why are the children considered second class Americans.
Why -- your children dying at twice the rate of adults why -- you holding these loans back.
I couldn't give me answer that I it is under twelve rule means -- not treated like the human being but the doctors are confident.
That the adult one's lungs don't work the doctors -- absolutely confidential -- so called the low back do you think the small piece.
Of each song and -- and Sarah and girls and boys that age and save their life.
But here in this country we say no we don't value the lives of children we don't value those under twelve years old you have to wait.
And die at twice the rate.
-- of the adults just happen and it's happening and judge bail since.
In Philadelphia a Reagan appointee as -- US attorney a bush appointee as a US district judge said now wait a second.
Kathleen is to be a -- come to this courtroom explain.
Show cause why Sarah must.
-- -- I tell you one has to wonder and I'm not trying to politicize this case and any anyway I'm I'm hoping and praying for the Stanley in this little girl I read that she may only have three to five weeks to live.
I knew what I was hearing tonight.
It doesn't sound it made me -- I met Sarah you know last week I spent an hour with there.
She said to me Peter I want to tell you my life story.
And you had already talked about her cousins and one is a trickster and she showed me magic tricks and she played cards for me that she's saying and said.
I love my pigs I want to be a veterinarian.
This is a great American as you say.
We need to save her we need to save our constitution if if Kathleen civilians had her way.
This opening wouldn't exist well let me show an exchange between her and congressman Tom price a Georgia distant give -- perspective.
First as a mother and a grandmother I can't imagine anything more agonizing than what that.
Burning -- are going through a -- Janet ray and -- mother of Sarah about this case.
What I've also done is look very carefully at.
This history of the rules around.
Lung transplant without work.
-- secretary it's it's it's an actor I just got -- reclaim my time it's simply takes your signature it simply -- your signature a study I know you have have ordered and I appreciate that but a study we'll take.
Over a year this young lady will be dead.
She wouldn't give her signature it's 953 and thirty seconds in New York City.
If she said that's -- could get an opportunity get belong -- get -- this federal district judges given until June 14.
There's a reprieve.
On her life at this point we don't know what's gonna hold that means she can it she's on the listing on the -- as an adult Americans need to speak out and they need to tell.
Washington and the federal district court judge.
That we want equity want fairness for -- we want life for -- great job Peter Johnson junior thank you show us so much for you doing here all right coming up.
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