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a Sad Ending to a Sad Story

By Gldmeier @gldmeier
The little Jewish child in the United Kingdom, Alta Fixler, was taken off life support yesterday and died. Her parents battle to save her and leave her on life support, even by moving to another country, failed and the courts ruled against their efforts and challenge and ordered life support to be stopped.
The issue is complex. The child had no life and future, facing endless years on life support, while the parents felt that her spiritual life is more important and every additional moment alive is important, even if on life support. There does not seem to be a good decision, either way. With the decision behind us, perhaps the courts did everyone a favor, in retrospect. As always, I am happy these decisions are not in my hands.
As Alta Fixler is due to be buried in Israel tonight, it is a sad ending to a sad story.
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