Court blocks hospital from disconnecting brain dead girl from life support
A 13-year-old girl lies motionless in a California hospital bed, hooked up to machines that doctors say are the only thing keeping her heart beating. A deadline loomed Monday as a judge had said the hospital could disconnect the machines after 5 p.m. (8 p.m. ET). But shortly before she could have been cut off, that same judge extended his order to 5 p.m. (8 p.m. ET) on January 7. "This child was sitting on death row," said family attorney Christopher Dolan. "This was a facility that was hell bent on ending this child's life today, and a court stepped in."
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