The following comes from a May 17 press release from Pacific Justice Institute:

San Francisco, CA—Pacific Justice Institute filed an emergency motion shortly before noon today to give two-year-old Israel Stinson PJI Attorneys File Emergency Motion in the Ninth Circuit to Save Baby Israel a chance to live. After Israel was declared brain dead on April 14, the Stinson family has been fighting for the right to keep their child on life support as he continues to show signs of life and movement in response to his mother’s touch and voice.

PJI has taken up the mission to prevent Kaiser hospital from terminating Israel’s life. PJI attorneys are now arguing in San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that “serious questions” about Israel’s condition and his legal rights require that his ventilator not be disconnected while the legal battle continues.

Late Friday, U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller denied his mother’s request for a preliminary injunction but kept the temporary restraining order in place until May 20 to allow the appeal and emergency motion to be filed.