The Washington Post

Hospital can end comatose boy’s life support, British court says:


A British court refused to block a hospital from ending life-support treatment for a 12-year-old boy with catastroph­ic brain damage. Archie Battersbee’s parents had fought in the courts to prevent the Royal London Hospital from turning off his ventilator and stopping other interventi­ons keeping him alive. After they appealed to the United Nations, the government asked the Court of Appeal to take another look at the case. After an emergency hearing, the court said it would not extend a stay on the withdrawal of life support beyond noon Tuesday.

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