Terri Schiavo’s family joins fight to prevent starvation of teen declared ‘legally dead’ by hospital | LifeSiteNews.com.
January 3, 2013
1/6/2013 UPDATE: Jahi McMath has been moved to an undisclosed location. Read about it on the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation website.
GETTING ORGANS IS THE REASON FOR NEW DEFINITION OF DEATH, i.e., “Brain Death.”
Terri’s Network said they believe the teen’s situation is “representative of a very deep problem within the U.S. healthcare system – particularly those issues surrounding the deaths of patients within the confines of hospital corporations, which have a vested financial interest in discontinuing life.”
Both Terri’s Network and Jahi’s family and supporters argue that California’s current definition of death allows doctors to put living patients to death in order to harvest their healthy organs.
According to Dr. Paul Byrne, a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Toledo who has personally examined Jahi, people do not “become dead” because doctors declare them ‘brain dead,’ “although they intend it that way.” Byrne previously told LifeSiteNews the reason doctors have fought so hard to establish ‘brain death’ as the criterion for legal death is that dead organs cannot be transplanted into living bodies. Transplant organs must be harvested from the living, he said. Legally defining death as a lack of significant brain activity allows surgeons to harvest viable vital organs before true death renders them unusable.
“Brain death was invented, conjured, made-up to get organ transplants,” Byrne said. “If doctors can, they will take this young girl’s organs.”
According to Byrne, only New York and New Jersey have conscience clauses that protect patients who have been declared brain dead from being taken off life support against the will of their legal guardians. “In the other 48 states, there is nothing in their laws to give any kind of protection to the person declared brain dead,” Byrne told LSN. “All of the laws — and I mean all of them — all revolve around getting organs.”
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Dr. Paul Byrne’s Life Guardian Foundation – learn the truth.