“No one ever comes back from being dead (with one historical exception).”
Well, here are three more that I found with a ten second search:
And here’s an article talking about a lawsuit that claims that as many as 1 in 5 people declared ‘brain dead’ are still alive and are being killed by the hospitals.
I’m sorry, but the drs said that I was in a PVS at birth and tried to put me in an institution. I was nonreactive for three solid months. (No reflexes, no crying, nothing) Then I came around.
My cousin was in an accident and we were told that he would have permanent brain damage. It took him a year to begin to recover, but he now has a BS, is married, and has a beautiful daughter.
I’ve had doctors tell me that nothing was wrong, then two hours later, my son’s in intensive care when I brought him back in.
This are people, not gods.
At the very least, taking away the parents’ rights and their sense of control, referring to their child as ‘the body’, is stupid and insensitive.
Just ten years ago, it was OUR choice. That’s why people were encouraged to have a DNR because they couldn’t take you off life support without it.
Now, families have NO options. No control over the situation so they can get a handle on things and manage their grief. They are being told what to do, not given options.
This is California and, as far as I’m concerned, it’s a culture of death. I will side with life, thank you.
As for the whole ‘brain death’ means that the brain is rotting BS that’s being blown about on this thread, that’s not the definition of brain death. People need to read up on it. Brain death means damage to the higher (reasoning) brain or the brain stem.
This article helps to explain some of the differences, as well as the criteria used to establish brain death.
I would bet that none of those articles you linked were bona fide brain death cases where the patient was examined by two physicians separately as is legally required before the patient can be pronounced dead. Given that they were published in the mainstream news, they probably contain a pretty thick helping of sensationalism. One article even says that the teen was put into a drug-induced coma--meaning that no one ever believed he was dead (even though they did not think he would survive). The woman in another article was never examined for brain death. The boy in the Today article supposedly had a PET scan that showed no activity--but that is not the type of examination that would establish brain death.
As far as I am aware, only one person has come back from the dead, and that happened about 2,000 years ago. It was also clearly a case of Divine Intervention.
Thanks for the links in post 46!