Mon 23 March 2009, The Guardian

Matters of life or death are a trial for judges

By Marcel Berlins
Baby OT died on Saturday, the day after the court of appeal gave the doctors the go-ahead to end the treatment that was keeping him alive. Once again it was left to the dry legal system to decide on the life or death of a human being, with judges given the appalling task of weighing up issues of immense sensitivity on which they have received little training - medicine, parental love, ethics and often religion.
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