http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27611868/NEW YORK - A Washington hospital has asked a judge for permission to stop treating a brain-dead 12-year-old cancer patient, even though his ultra-religious New York parents want to keep him on life support.
Motl Brody of Brooklyn was pronounced dead this week after a half-year fight against a brain tumor, and doctors at Children's National Medical Center in Washington say the seventh-grader's brain has ceased functioning entirely.
But for the past few days, a machine has continued to inflate and deflate his lungs. As of late Friday afternoon, his heart was still beating with the help of a cocktail of intravenous drugs and adrenaline.
His parents consider him to still be alive because his lungs and heart is still functioning.
Call me whatever you may but that child is dead. His heart wont beat on it's own and his lungs wont inflate and deflate on their own.
What do y'all think? Will New York side with the hospital and doctors or with the religious beliefs of the parents?