BBC NEWS | Americas | US patient's feeding tube removed
The poor woman has been dead for 15 years already. She died when her brain died. All that's left is an artificially sustained shell.
The mind is what the brain does. The soul is an illusion created by the mind. Before she died she told her husband she would not want to be sustained this way. Let her body go.
This is all about the interests of institutions, not about one woman's body's state of life.