posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 01:55 AM
Sorry I feel that the woman is dead. She died a long time ago in my eyes, she is a vegetable that is wasting resources. It is sad that her parents
continue to grasp onto the living corpse of their daughter.
However, I think this should be a dispute between her parents and her husband and I think that they should be able to fight in federal court if they
The woman is in a persistent vegatitive state. The definition of this follows:
"This term is commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as "brain-death." It can follow a coma.
People in a persistent vegetative state cannot think, speak or respond to commands and are not aware of their surroundings. They may have noncognitive
functions and breathing and circulation may remain relatively intact.
They also might move spontaneously and even grimace, cry or laugh. Some people might regain some awareness after being in a persistent vegetative
state but others might remain in the state for decades."
If the courts have ruled with her legal guardian (her husband) time and time again on this issue and deemed her to be in this persistent vegatative
state I believe that they should pull the plug. However once again if they want to go to federal court by all means they should be able to.