After going through the appearance of hand-wringing, I wouldn’t expect much of a problem if scientists said they really wanted to proceed.
This was about raw power. If Alfie had escaped the diktat, there would soon be others demanding their freedom too.
Novelist Barbara Kingsolver seriously asserts, in her review of a novel in which trees are characters, that they are people too.
The Alfie Evans saga continues to roil the U.K., and it is increasingly looking like the Terri Schiavo case.
We are witnessing a steady and growing imposition of technocracy in medicine, where “experts” define the parameters of care.