Monday, June 12, 2006

Life and Medical Ethics

Did you read the article in today's news about the brain-dead woman who gave birth, by C-section, to a premature little girl named Cristina?

Over at Doug Phillip's blog, he commented on this unique story. Rather thought provoking article...

Just out of curiosity, do you think this human "incubator" was already dead, soul-less and everything, before the doctors performed the delivery? Another question came to mind after reading Mr. Phillip's post: what if this young mother was literally being kept alive by the aid of machines (breathing and blood circulation, etc.), or was she still capable of doing some of these functions on her own? Would she have already passed away if she had not had the assistance of medicine?

Things can get so complicated. What do you think about this whole matter?

Though there might be controversy regarding this woman's death, etc. Nonetheless, I am so glad the baby was saved.


At Monday, June 12, 2006 2:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey!! I haven't heard of that story. Very interesting, thanks for posting it!! Thanks again for having us over!! Stefani p.s. all ready for the first "storm" ??

At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 8:39:00 PM, Blogger BrittLeigh said...

Wow. Quite a story. Yes, there's a conflict on terminology out there and situations like this revert me back to the Terri Shindler Schiavo battle. As a spectator, it was all a battle over the terms... As one of my favorite talk show hosts, Vic Eliason, often stated during that time "he who defines the terms wins the argument." So true. So devastating true, I might add!

I echo your sentiment... Regardless of the controversy surrounding this woman's death, I am very happy that the baby was saved.

On a more light note ;), I love your blog! Thanks for your comment on mine.

Blessings to you! I'll be back... ;)


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