NEWS FEATURE: When does life end? Brain-death guidelines at center of debate

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c. 1999 Religion News Service UNDATED _ Consider three cases: Teresa Hamilton, 13, falls into a severe diabetic coma and is diagnosed as brain-dead. Her family refuses to accept this and insists on taking her body home, on a ventilator. Despite Florida law that states that people with dead brains are legally dead, and over […]

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