April 23, 2005
Judge Stays Montefiore's Termination of TaranTopics: News
New York City's ABC affiliate, Channel 7, is reporting overnight developments in the case of Taran Francis, who would have been dead by now—that is, truly dead—had Montefiore's plans to deny the 13-year-old boy the ventilatory assistance he needs to live not been thwarted by his loving family and a seemingly judicious judge.
As Eyewitness News' Ken Rosato reports:
It was a dramatic scene here last night, with the judge coming here at almost literally the 11th hour and meeting with the family and the hospital. In the end, he decided to keep the child alive, at least until Monday....
Continuing its efforts to support Taran's family in defending his life, CURE has faxed (718-561-2162) pertinent materials to the office of Robert Genis, the family's attorney, whom we have been unable to reach by phone (718-561-4444).
"All parties concerned will now meet with the judge on Monday," Rosato reports, concluding:
Because of the judge's order, the child will be allowed to stay on life support until Monday. But at that point, the hospital does have the right to pull the plug. The hospital is insisting that this child is "brain-dead," that there is no hope he can ever recover from this horrible incident.
But there is no right to murder—neither Terri Schindler Schiavo nor Taran Francis. Nor should any one have to meet some arbitrary standard of recovery to justify his life. It is sufficient to survive. Finally, if Taran were truly dead, he would have suffered rigor mortis by now. Would they bury a breathing boy with a beating heart in the ground? Then why murder him?
Crossposted to Life Matters!
Posted by earl at April 23, 2005 7:36 PM
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