Tuesday, May 30, 2006
A Texas mother is fighting to prevent a hospital from terminating life support for her 10-month-old infant. Baby Daniel is nearly brain-dead. He cannot breathe without a ventilator. He cannot eat without a feeding tube. The hospital's ethics board has ruled that it would be futile and inappropriate to keep Daniel alive – despite his mother's wishes to try. A judge has entered a temporary restraining order regarding the termination of life support. The case is further complicated by the fact that the child had been removed from mother's custody for neglect.
Read the story by Michael Grabell in The Dallas Morning News (last visited May 30, 2006 bgf)