A Hidden Agenda in the Habtegiris Case?
The decision to take Tirhas Habtegiris off a respirator was made possible by a Texas law that permitted doctors to not treat patients. In another controversy, the EU is considering a regulation to force doctors to perform abortions. Could the tubist side in the Habtegiris case be trying to obtain a precedent to force doctors to perform specified treatments?
In the Schiavo case, I warned about the unintended consequences of laws designed to prevent such tragedies. I'm not sure now if all the ill effects of those laws are really unintended.
A postscript addressed to any leftists who may be reading this: Before comparing Terri Schindler Schiavo to Tirhas Habtegiris, please learn what “brain-dead” means. Okay?
Addendum: There's a current example of trying to force specified medical coverage.