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A small price to pay? The Jahi McMath case revisited

A small price to pay? The Jahi McMath case revisited

Front page, Personal, rants
A few days ago I stumbled upon an article in the Huffington Post that somehow got under my skin (it's called "Brain Death" at risk). It had to do with a story that made the headlines a couple of years ago, and that I had all but forgotten: the story of Jahi McMath, a thirteen-year-old who was left brain dead following a tonsillectomy. Still, seeing it pop back up reminded me of how even at the time the way in which the hospital had been pushing the girl's mother to have her removed from life support had left me with a rather uneasy feeling, and the callousness of this new article --where there wasn't an ounce of empathy to be found, and in which the author went so far as to propose turning to the Commerce Clause to enable Congress to take over-- only served to compound that particular feel...