The family of Jahi McMath gave an interview to Philadelphia reporters while in town to receive an award at the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award Gala.
Bobby Schindler observed:
Jahi’s family persevered through extreme pressure from doctors, media and public opinion to enable their child a chance to be properly cared for.
More and more these medical decisions are being put in the hands of hospitals and physicians rather than the way that it used to be where the family was the one making these types of decisions.
Just because … they can’t do what an able-bodied person can do, we don’t feel like there is any reason to treat that person any differently than a person who doesn’t have to deal with those types of injuries.
NBC reports that Schindler considers this a “medical rights issue for the disabled.” Really? The dead are “disabled”?
Well, I suppose that death is a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” But are the dead “persons” entitled to disability protection?