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Texas Fetal Rights Case: Delayed Justice

Ruth Macklin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

Although this case was resolved satisfactorily -- probably not soon enough for the distraught family -- a question remains about the ethics of the Texas law.

Defining Death: Four Decades of Ambivalence

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science
American Anthropological Association

The case of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain dead at Children's Hospital Oakland on Dec. 12, is but the most recent example of a 40-year-old national perplexity and the controversy that it is capable of unleashing.

The Ethics Of Brain Death

USA Today | Liz Szabo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The cases of two young women — a California teen and a pregnant Texas mother — have generated sympathy for their families, but also have lef...

How Long Will A Brain-Dead Person's Body Keep Working?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 01/03/2014 11:12 AM EST on LiveScience A 13-year-old girl in California continues to be on a venti...

When Pro-life Goes Frankenstein: The Case of Marlise Munoz

Morgan Guyton | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Morgan Guyton

Erick and Marlise Munoz were both paramedics. They were both around life-and-death situations on a daily basis. After Marlise went through her broth...

'Dead' Hospital Patient Awoke To Doctors Preparing To Remove Her Organs

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

In 2009, Colleen S. Burns was on a hospital table. She had been pronounced dead, and doctors were preparing to remove her organs. Then she woke up. ...

Doctors: Camacho Is 'Brain Dead'

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 01.22.2013 | Sports

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is clinically brain dead, doctors said Thursday, but family members disagreed...

Usher's Stepson Declared Brain Dead: What The Condition Means

Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living

UPDATED July 6, 11:13 a.m.: TMZ reports that Kyle Glover, Usher's stepson, may be removed from life support by next month because his insurance covera...

Cindy Jasmin Pins Hit-And-Run That Left Erinn Phelan Brain-Dead On Sister

nydailynews.com | By Oren Yaniv and Katie Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The owner of the Acura that barreled over a young Bloomberg aide in a Brooklyn hit-and-run spoke out for the first time Thursday, blaming her institut...