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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    They would block the experimental treatment? Paid for by the parents?
    Oh no, In the US, they would do the experimental treatment and it would be a great clinical trial. The hospital would probably not charge a penny if the parents consented to experimental treatment. Hospitals do that all the time. Remember the face transplant on the women who was mauled by a chimp, the Cleveland Clinic did that free of charge. I was describing how the UK might handled this since the case was decided by the Courts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Gentle prodding, accompanied by much love, understanding and family counseling seems right. I doubt everyone in this couple's family agrees Charlie has a chance, and many may be afraid to cause a rift. Whatever happens, I can't imagine the torment Charlie's parents are going through, and instinctively object to them being rushed by government or judged by the public.
    I agree, judging anyone who is part of this case is the worst thing that could happen. The fact that the case hit the media made this more challenging than what it could be. These decisions are made in the US, thousands per month and they are never reported in the media because the hospitals know how to deal with all parties involved prior to court involvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday13 View Post
    Bullshit. A bill was passed in Congress after a "diagnosis" that she was not brain dead by Frist from a doctored/edited video. Bush43 interrupted his never-ending vacation to rush to DC and sign the leg. The other Bush in FL also did his best to stop it. The autopsy proved them all wrong...most of her brain was not there, much less functioning.
    No, not bullshit. Terri's parents initiated government involvement to try overruling her husband's decision. The entire case was basically centered on who has authority to make end-of-life decisions, the spouse or the parents. I happen to agree such authority rests with the spouse, though I can understand her heartbroken parent's desire to intervene. It was a tough, and fortunately rare case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    How is he in pain if he's "unresponsive to stimuli"?
    You assume too far. Is he in pain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Judging by responses, I presume some want a government that would take such decisions out of a family's hands, even a family who has the resources and desire to try last-ditch experimental procedures on another continent. Forcing me to wonder where they might draw the line. coma patients come to mind. pull the feeding tube?
    Kinda like what Texas has now?
    https://www.texasrighttolife.com/eut...and-texas-law/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    You assume too far. Is he in pain?
    I'm asking a question.

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    I never claimed he was in pain. Your question assumed I did. He's a beating heart, wrapped in the wreckage of a child's body. Nobody's going to kill him, he'll be allowed to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    Regarding undeclared/undocumented end-of-life decisions, where, in your opinion, should spouses fall on the familial pecking order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Regarding undeclared/undocumented end-of-life decisions, where, in your opinion, should spouses fall on the familial pecking order?
    Was my question too difficult for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    I'm asking a question.
    He has seizures.

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