Friday, January 20, 2006
Signs of Life
Doctors were preparing to take 11-year-old Haleigh Poutre off life support less than 24 hours after the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled the state could let her die — when the brain damaged girl suddenly showed signs of emerging from what her doctors had called a "hopeless" vegetative state.
Haleigh, who was burned and nearly beaten to death by her stepfather, began responding to stimuli and breathing on her own for the first time in four months. Still, the Department of Social Services defended their fight to take Haleigh off life support, saying the decision was based on the "best diagnosis that we thought we had at the time."-----
So, let's not be in such a rush to kill people for the sake of convenience, okay?