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Judge Allows Transfer of Girl from Hospital Where She Was Declared Brain-Dead

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Jahi McMathby Kirsten Andersen, LifeSiteNews.com

The family of Jahi McMath, a 13 year-old girl who suffered severe brain damage after a routine tonsillectomy and was declared “legally dead” under California state law last month, will be permitted to remove the girl from Children’s Hospital of Oakland and take her elsewhere for treatment, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Jahi’s family had been begging the hospital to perform a tracheostomy on the teen, which would allow her safe transfer to a facility outside the state. They also wanted the hospital to provide a feeding tube to prevent Jahi from starving to death. The hospital refused, citing its unwillingness to perform medical procedures on a “deceased” patient.

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