Big headlines over here in the UK today: The fight to save the life of
Baby RB has ended with the father’s acquiescence to removing life
support. From the story:
A baby at the centre of a “right to life” court
battle will be
allowed to die after his father today withdrew his case. Doctors and
the one-year-old child’s mother had gone to the High Court for
permission to switch off his life support. The father backed down on
the seventh day of an emotionally-charged High Court hearing. In a
moving statement the judge, Mr Justice McFarlane, paid tribute to the
parents’ care for the boy, recognising the “immense stress” they had
suffered at the cost of their relationship. In one moment, he said, all
their hopes and dreams for their baby had been dashed and replaced by a
“a life characterised by worry, stress, exhaustion, confusion and no
doubt great sadness”.
The judge had faced the formidable task of deciding
chronically disabled child, known only as RB,should be allowed to live
or die in peace after withdrawal of his ventilation.
“Be allowed to die in peace” rather than live with disabilities. Kind
of sums it all up in a nutshell, doesn’t it?
Contact: Wesley J.
November 10, 2009
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