A Brain-Dead Mother, a Million-Dollar Baby

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George Annas, School of Public Health

The case of a pregnant woman in Texas kept on life support against her family’s wishes has captured the nation’s attention as ethical debates swirl, but there is another compelling aspect to this story: The fetus she is carrying may be the firstreal million-dollar baby…

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“The law cannot answer this case with a blunt always/never rule. Patient autonomy and medical ethics should guide such tragic and inherently difficult decisions.”

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