Life Support for the Dead

The courts have made an idiotic ruling that a family can force a hospital to keep a brain dead person on life support indefinitely even though they have absolutely no chance of regaining consciousness. This ties up extremely expensive equipment and an extremely expensive intensive care bed. We the taxpayers are stuck with the bill for this emotional indulgence. It means others who actually can be helped will be denied. We cannot have medical treatments decided based on emotions of relatives who have no medical training.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)