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Minimal consciousness and the right to die

Last week Mr Justice Baker was tasked with tackling the agonising decision of whether a brain damaged, minimally conscious, woman should be allowed to die.  Her family, with nothing other than her best interests at heart, wished for her life supporting treatment to be withdrawn.  Mr Justice Baker decided that the treatment should not be withdrawn. In doing so he went some way to cla... [More]