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Posted on August 11, 2019 at 4:30 AM

The Human Life Alliance “proclaims and defends a culture of life and chastity through education, social and political awareness.” One if its new “fact sheets” addresses brain death.

HLA claims that “brain death” is not “true death.” I am not sure there is any consensus standard in law, medicine, or ethics that defines “true death.” Still, it is worth noting that HLA accurately summarizes a range of scientific facts to support its claim.

Neurology societies need clear and compelling responses to all these points. This is crucial for preserving public confidence and trust in the brain death diagnosis.  

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