Thursday, August 04, 2005

"Brain-dead woman dies after birth" - No, she died three months ago.

BBC NEWS | Americas | Brain-dead woman dies after birth:
"... she was brain dead, but they offered to keep her alive ..."

If she was brain dead, then she was dead.

Susan Torres did not die when life support was removed after giving birth. She died three months ago when an undiagnosed cancer reached her brain, causing the stroke that killed her. Since the time of her death, the deceased woman's body has been kept on life support in order that her unborn child might survive.

The soul is what the brain does. When the brain dies, the soul dies with it and the person is dead.

Ms. Torres' death three months ago was a tragedy. That people think she died just yesterday represents another.

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