By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The case concerning a woman who has been declared brain dead by a Brampton hospital is heading to the court of appeal. The issue at hand is the definition of brain death. Taquisha McKitty (27) of Brampton Ontario, was declared brain dead on September 20, 2017, …Continue reading "Is an Ontario woman dead or is she alive?"
By Nancy Valko As a mother who has lost two beloved daughters, my heart goes out to Jahi McMath’s mother Nailah Winkfield after the recent loss of her daughter after an almost 5 year battle to save her and have California rescind her death certificate after doctors concluded that Jahi was “brain dead.” Jahi McMath …Continue reading "A Legacy for Jahi McMath"
By Wesley J. Smith Readers may recall Jahi McMath–the teenager declared brain dead in California. Her family–assisted by the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network and the Life Legal Defense Foundation–fought the determination in court. A settlement led to Jahi being declared dead by California as the family was permitted to take her to New …Continue reading "Jahi McMath Breathing on Own?"
By Dave Andrusko Few topics intrigue me more than why “trends” develop, or, better put, why “givens” that have gone essentially unchallenged suddenly begin to lose their authority. We’ve written about many of them at NRL News Today, including the ever-so-gradual-acknowledgement found in corners of the Media Establishment that aborting a child who has been …Continue reading "Brain-death, PVS, and Medical misdiagnoses"
By Dave Andrusko It seems almost impossible that the time has flown by this quickly, but it’s been nearly two years since Jahi McMath suffered a cardiac arrest following routine surgery and was soon after declared brain-dead. Last Saturday the “brain dead” girl’s family celebrated her 15th birthday at her bedside at a New Jersey …Continue reading "Family of Jahi McMath, declared brain-dead two years ago, says “You can see she is still alive and just as beautiful as ever”"
By Wesley J. Smith A court in California has permitted Jahi McMath’s mother to present evidence that Jahi ”has standing” to bring a lawsuit. From the court’s order sustaining a demurrer (meaning the original pleadings were insufficient to go forward): CHO’s demurrer…is SUSTAINED…WITH LEAVE TO AMEND to allege facts sufficient to state a cognizable cause …Continue reading "Court Permits Evidence Jahi McMath Alive"
By Dave Andrusko It will be interesting to see how many pro-abortion bloggers hate on the family of Karla Perez. Few things make them angrier than a family’s decision to keep a pregnant woman on life support when she has been diagnosed as brain dead. And baby Angel is alive precisely because Ms. Perez’s family …Continue reading "Born seven weeks after mom declared brain dead, “Baby Angel” is doing well"
By Wesley J. Smith To no one’s surprise, the family of Jahi McMath has sued Children’s Hospital of Oakland for medical malpractice. From the NJ.Com story: The family of Jahi McMath — a teenager now living in the Somerset section of Franklin Township — is suing the California hospital over the severe brain damage she …Continue reading "Jahi Malpractice vs “She’s Not Dead” Cases"
By Dave Andrusko OAKLAND — The family of Jahi McMath officially filed its lawsuit Tuesday and for the first time provided the family’s account of what allegedly happened after Jahi underwent an operation in 2013 to treat sleep apnea. “The lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court lists Dr. Frederick Rosen, an ear, nose and …Continue reading "Family of Jahi McMath files medical malpractice suit against California hospital and surgeon"
By Wesley J. Smith According to a media report out of New Jersey, a third doctor–the others are Shewmon and Calixto–has signed a declaration stating Jahi McMath is not brain dead. The family attorney Chris Dolan says he will petition the California Secretary of State to rescind the death certificate. From the N.J.com story: Dolan …Continue reading "Rescind Jahi Death Certificate Request Coming"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This story, which ran in April, was the third most read post of 2014. In October two internationally respected neurologists, Dr. Alan Shewmon and Dr. Calixto Machado, concluded that Jahi McMath is not brain dead, but, according to Wesley Smith, “the Stanford court appointed independent expert says the evidence …Continue reading "Mother of Jahi McMath still convinced “she will have a recovery”"
By Wesley J. Smith So a woman is declared brain dead in Ireland, but not taken off maintenance so her unborn child can gestate long enough to survive. The family wants to bury her. But a human life can be saved! This really upsets Emer O’Toole in The Guardian. From, “A Brain Dead Irish …Continue reading "Two contrasting responses to brain-dead women carrying unborn babies"