A question for people who say a baby is not a baby until born
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October 8th, 2006, 01:37 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2006
I disagree with this theory on a legal basis. The right to life which cannot be taken away without due process is extended to all "born" humans, and, born in the legal definition is taken from the mother's womb. Granted, sometimes that due process is a natural one and these children die of problems related to their premature birth. But, in most circumstances, (I think- correct me if wrong)- a family would not have the clear choice to remove feeding tubes and the like without good medical reason (they could be challeneged in court for denying these things to the child). I could be wrong here...not sure.[/b]
You are definitely right - at least in my state (Michigan). Here a father (who was a Dr - Dr. MEssenger) was tried in the case of removing his own 25 weeks old baby from life supprt without due process. He & his wife did not want the baby on life support- but in order to remove the baby from life support - they still needed permission.
Are these the same type of laws that deny "right to die" or are they all different?
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