and legally documented. With the information presented in this article Janet is now being reduced to nothing more than a human incubator for a fetus that may not survive, and there is little evidence to determine the viability of a full term pregnancy in a brain dead patent. I believe cases like this should be made on a case by case basis by the parties involved and overseen by the medical professionals attending to the patent. What decision would you be making as Janet’s parental surrogate, and why? I would respect my daughters wishes for no life saving measures. Every human being has the right to make their own choices especially regarding the healthcare they receive. Just because Janet is now pregnant doesn’t mean she should lose all of her rights as a human being in lieu of the fetus. Ought someone to be a surrogate for Janet’s fetus, or not? And why or why not? I believe a surrogate could be used to assist both Janet and her unborn fetus as Janet is already being put on life support against her DNR. Once the fetus has been successfully transferred to a surrogate Janet could be removed from life support fulfilling her wishes and the baby could grow to term.
- Summer '16
- unborn fetus, Janet’s fetus