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|Subject: The right to live vs the right to die Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:20 am|| |
Right-To-Life Family Wins Jahi Court Order
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- A judge orders that 13-year-old Jahi McMath - who was declared brain dead in a California hospital - should be kept alive
A family in California has won an 11th-hour court order to keep a brain-dead girl on life support until at least January 7.
A judge ordered that 13-year-old Jahi McMath should be kept alive beyond a prior court-appointed deadline, which was set for 5pm local time today (1am UK time).
Jahi's family want to move her to a New York facility (Pic: KPIX/CBS)
Jahi suffered complications after she underwent a tonsillectomy at the Children's Hospital of Oakland on December 9.
She began to bleed heavily when she awoke from the operation, and eventually went into cardiac arrest.
Both the hospital and an independent paediatric neurologist from Stanford University have concluded that the girl is brain dead.
But Jahi's family is hoping to keep her alive and move her to a facility in New York.
After two California care homes withdrew offers to accept her, Jahi's family views the New York option as their "last, last hope", according to the family's lawyer Chris Dolan.
The hospital said it would need to confirm there is "lawful transportation" included in any plan to transfer Jahi, and written permission from the coroner.
Surely if the girl is brain dead it would be kinda to let her go rather than prolong the agony for her and the families grief.