Brain death

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Catholics express concern over eroding ‘brain death’ standards

Mar 2, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The signers of a recent statement say Catholics ought to remove themselves from their state’s organ donation registry and create... Read more


U.S. bishops warn against proposed change to definition of brain death 

Jul 20, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The USCCB and a key Catholic bioethics group are both warning of a potential rewriting of U.S. law to broaden... Read more

The Court of Appeal is based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

English courts to reconsider life support for Archie Battersbee, severely brain-injured boy

Jun 29, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

England’s High Court must hold another hearing to determine whether ending the life support of a severely injured 12-year-old boy,... Read more

Mother of ‘brain dead’ Michigan teen: 'Allow for him to fight'

Nov 1, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

The mother of a Michigan teenager who was recently declared brain dead is asking for prayers and support, after a... Read more

Brain death diagnosis for second Michigan teen raises questions

Oct 29, 2019

For the second time in a month, a family in Michigan is fighting to keep their teenage son on life... Read more