The case echoes that of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman in a vegetative state whose parents and husband fought over whether she should be allowed to die. She died March 31, almost two weeks after her feeding tube was removed by court order.
Well, not exactly actually. In this case, the parents of a young child want to keep her alive, while doctors claim the infant is in constant pain and petitioned the court to withhold resuscitation, should she again require it.
The parents are clearly the ones empowered to make the decision, but doctors have been allowed by the courts to overrule them.
But here’s what strikes me journalistically about this paragraph: The feeding tube wasn’t “removed by court order.” The court allowed the husband to make a decision to remove the tube. That’s a clear difference, but alas when you have a media that is so patently right-wing biased….