With Obamacare, situations like this will only increase. When we allow the system to decide who lives and who does not, we will be playing with a lot of peoples emotions. The doctors had no right to decide if this mans son should be taken off life support. This was and is a decision that should be left to the family. This is truly a sad story. NO=ow, as for the father wanting to kill himself if is son died, well that’s a whole other issue.
A 27 year-old had a series of strokes/seizures and the hospital put him on life support. When his father got there, they told him they would be taking him off life support and harvesting his organs. The father had brought a gun… he intended to commit suicide if his son died and demanded time with his son. Another son wrested that gun from him, but there was a four hour standoff where the father spoke to his son and told him to wake up. The son squeezed his hand three or four times and later woke that night. The father never meant to hurt anyone but himself and spent 77 days in prison for defending his son and saving his life. He doesn’t regret a minute of it.