A UK court has ruled that it would be lawful to withhold some medical treatments from the severely ill 10-month-old son of developmentally disabled parents, even if the baby dies after those treatments are withheld.
The baby's name is Jake, and it's a heartwrenching story. But is it a story about euthanasia?
I would like to set aside, as a separate issue, the question of whether the court or someone else ought to be making decisions about Jake's medical care. In this post, I will only address the issue of whether the care itself, as described in the news story, is ethical.
Since 10-month-old baby Jake is not expected to live long enough to enjoy his...READ MORE