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Posted on July 9, 2019 at 9:22 AM

Peter Singer, regularly listed as one of the most influential people in the world, has recently suggested that we abandon brain death altogether.

“I think that the view most conducive to clear thinking about these issues is to stick with the traditional definition of death, in terms of the irreversible cessation of heartbeat and of the circulation of blood, and leave all the other issues – when one may turn off respirators, or remove the heart and other organs – as ethical questions, with the best answer not determined solely by whether the patient is alive or dead.”

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