Legal Battle Over Right-To-Life of Brain Injured Man Gains National Attention

(The Acadiana Advocate) – A legal case involving the potential euthanasia of a Lafayette man in a vegetative state is gaining national attention.

At odds are the man’s wife and mother, who have been arguing in court, via social media, and on “Dr. Phil” over who should have legal authority over Joshua Barras’ life and death.

The situation has also piqued the interest of a nonprofit started by the brother of Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman whose case captured the nation in 2005 as her husband was granted the right to remove the woman’s feeding tube against her parents’ wishes. CONTINUE