This was child abuse by the MOTHER.
And who footed the bill for these 5 long years?
Ridiculous and a complete abuse of parental rights.
It's abuse of power to do this to a body...whether it's a parent, a child, a spouse, a sibling...or any other relationship.
Reminds me of the BS hypocrisy of Republicans who pissed and moaned that Obamacare would allow "bureaucrats who know nothing about medicine to interfere with decisions made by you and your doctor." Just a few years before that, when Terri Schiavo's family used a cherry-picked segment of home video to argue that she was still a fully conscious and functional human being, idiots like Tom Delay who know as much about medicine as Mick Jagger were interfering with her husband's decision to take her off life support.
I'm getting really sick and goddamn tired of these asinine "slippery slope" arguments. Every time I get behind the wheel of my car there's the potential that I could plow into a school bus and kill and maim dozens of children... yet in 26 years of driving, that has never happened ONCE.
Where do you get child abuse? She suffered brain death from a botched tonsilectomy. We get it. You don't like kids and think that poor people shouldn't be allowed to breed. Making this sound as though the child was on life support because of abuse is even farther beyond the pale, however.
Perhaps you meant keeping her on life support was abuse but if you accept the premise that the child was entirely brain dead, keeping her body alive wouldn't have affected her at all because there would be no conciousness to experience pain or suffering. Somehow I feel like this is just another rant about how expensive and useless poor people are.