Live or Let Die?: Fine Margins Between Life and Death in a Brain-Dead Pregnancy.

Abstract

In PP v Health Service Executive, the Irish High Court was recently asked to decide on the lawfulness of maintaining somatic treatment that was being provided to a brain-dead woman who was 15-weeks pregnant. In delivering judgment, Kearns P held that the treatment should not be maintained and that the artificial support being provided to the woman could… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/medlaw/fwx026