"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
The open forum is the home of the sound-bite argument with a link or two to back it up. If you want a research paper quality argument then you need to go to the True Debate forum or The Loft forum.
An occasional link to back up a statement perhaps with a quote from inside the link should be "do-able" without even coming near "true debate"status.
Do I understand correctly? Outside of the loft actual debate is frowned upon?
That explains a lot.
After sifting through HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE CHAPTER 166. ADVANCE DIRECTIVES, I'm inclined to remain supportive of the hospital's actions.
- No, that doesn't mean I'm a radical pro-lifer trying to get an edge in the law.
- No, that doesn't mean I oppose the family's right to remove treatment from a brain-dead family member.
My position is quite heartless, imo. I think the hospital was acting in good faith and following it's best understanding of the law.A hospital fears lawsuits everywhere it turns, and for good reason. Either remove life support from a "patient" and face civil and criminal charges for Fetal Homicide, or sustain life-support for a non-"patient" and eat the bill when a court says that was the wrong move, & possibly pay a small amount to the family as settlement so they don't sue.
I would choose eating the bill over criminal charges every day of the week.
Whatever the court decides, they had better hurry up, because in just over 3 weeks the fetus will be "viable" and terminating life-support would be an illegal abortion then.
Last edited by Jerry; 01-22-14 at 03:51 PM.
confidential* real cases. Even getting that information is a crime and an infraction possibly earning a permanent ban from this forum.
That's unreasonable to expect.