Hospital, Jewish family dispute end of life A Washington, D.C. hospital is suing for the right to remove a 12-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy from life support.
The hospital says in court filings that “scarce resources are being used for the preservation of a dead body” and treating him is “offensive to good medical ethics.” Doctors had removed Brody from a ventilator and he made no respiratory efforts.
Yitzchak Halberstam, the boy’s uncle, told the Post, “We all want him to live his natural life and not have it terminated prematurely.”
A hearing is scheduled for Monday in D.C. Superior Court.
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