A final word on Teron Francis
It was like watching an execution. You're watching the doctors and nurses disconnect everything, then you are just waiting for him to stop being a human being.No, it's not anything like an execution. I know from personal experience of having had to do the disconnection that it's very sad and painful for the family and staff, but it's nothing like an execution. It is the acknowledgment of reality, that Teron passed on over a week ago. Tragically, that is when Teron stopped "being a human being," not yesterday. Genis' ill-advised legal intervention and Judge McKeon's bad decision only prolonged the agony of the family and served to muddy New York case law with regard to brain death. It would not surprise me in the least if several more similar legal actions ensue.
Thanks to Vanessa for pointing out the above quote to me.