Monday, November 17, 2014

Edmonton: Judge Removes Baby From Life Support Against Mother's Wishes

This story has so many "intersectional" elements to it: The mother is aboriginal and was in jail during part of the court dispute.

There's nothing against the moral law to discontinue treatment for a baby in a hopeless case.

It may also be a case of euthanasia by neglect. The reader is made to understand that there was no hope of recovery, but I suspect the story is more convoluted than that.  It's also not unusual for parents to demand the hospital do everything possible even if there's a slim chance at life. When I look at my kids,I think: that's what I would do.