Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Daughter's Right to Die

SungEun Grace Lee, a 28-year-old New Yorker on life support with terminal brain cancer, is at the center of a court battle between Manhasset's North Shore University Hospital and her own family.  Even though Ms. Lee has signed over her medical proxy to her father, who demands to keep her alive over his family's desire not to lose her as well as their religious beliefs, the hospital is testifying that she has said "in no uncertain terms" that she does not want to go on living and wants to be removed from life support.  The battle is ongoing, with Mr. Lee insisting his daughter is being coerced by the hospital.  Read about it here in the New York Times.

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