Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Halacha Is Not Irrelevent to Health

Jewish Halachic law is very strict and restrictive about permitting the taking of a life, even in in cases where the patient is seemingly hopeless. Articles are here and also here.

For example:

Mike Connelly's...heart stopped in late January and he lay in a coma for 96 hours before his family tearfully gave the OK for physicians at Tri-City Medical Center to disconnect life support.

That's when Connelly woke up...Though doctors had pronounced Connelly's case hopeless and said his brain would never recover, today he is showing steady progress. Those same doctors say Connelly seems headed for a full recovery.

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