Wideawake's comment was correct, but you can also look at it as a futile care case. Somebody has to make the decision to terminate medical care when the patient is beyond help and hope. The Massachusetts DSS, having custody, went to court to do just that. As discussed in other threads, we think they had ulterior motives for doing so, and at the very least, were extremely careless about verifying the futility of Haleigh's condition. In fact, the girl had snapped out of her comatose condition and was improving and responsive before the DSS went to court to stop treating her. It is appalling that they petitioned the court to kill her at that point.
Incidentally, children have a far better chance to recover from brain injuries than adults. It is normal to give them extra time and therapy, not to pull the plug in a hurry.
And that's the problem; people are too quick on the draw. Why are they so eager to kill people? Don't they realize it could be THEM next time?
Go, Mitt! He has guts. I'd vote for him for Prez.
It was probably more costly to have the long arm of the law, swat teams, all the judges, Mikey's experts and trial lawyers, media, the Congress, The White House, Tallahassee, DCF, ACHA, Charlie Crist, death lobby, pagans, moonbats, atheists of Florida, Joe Redner friend of Judge Whittemore, the ACLU, participate in the destruction of the life of Terri Schiavo than it would have cost to give the innocent woman her life and liberty!
"Somebody has to make the decision to terminate medical care when the patient is beyond help and hope. "
If we accept this much we have abandoned our commitment to humanity.