Wesley J. Smith: Why Families Should Decide When to ‘Pull Plugs’

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(NRO) – Doctors are incredibly knowledgeable. They understand when people are terminally ill or unlikely to survive a traumatic injury.

But they are not infallible. People don’t die by the numbers. Some patients prove unexpectedly resilient. Sometimes true miracles occur, or at least there are no scientific explanations for the disappearance of diseases or recovery from “non-survivable” injuries that occasionally take place.

Case in point: When Jovanna Calzadillas was shot in the head in the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting, doctors continually told her husband Frank there was no hope and that life support should be ended. CONTINUE