Featured Post

CALL TO ACTION: Attack on the Unborn in Illinois

Ask your state legislators to vote against HB 2495 and HB 2467. Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and Personal PAC have joined forces wit...

July 2, 2018

Jahi McMath, the teen doctors tried to declare dead five years ago, has died

Jahi McMath, the teen doctors tried to declare dead five years ago, has died
Jahi McMath, the teenager who ignited a nationwide controversy after California doctors tried to remove her from life support against her mother’s will, died from excessive bleeding and liver failure on June 22nd after undergoing surgery in New Jersey to treat an intestinal problem.

In 2013, Jahi underwent a throat surgery, and initially, was awake and talking afterwards. But she soon went into cardiac arrest. Her doctors declared her brain-dead, and urged Jahi’s mother to remove all life support, and allow Jahi to die. But her mother, Latasha “Nailah” Winkfield, refused, and thus kicked off a court battle with the hospital. In court, doctors testified that Jahi had irreversible brain damage, and that if she was allowed to remain on life support, her body would deteriorate. An independent physician from Stanford University agreed with that diagnosis, and the judge ruled that Jahi was legally dead. A death certificate was issued.

The battle was not yet over, though...

Click here for more from Live Action.