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Clear definition of death, accommodation of religious beliefs needed, says lawyer in life support case

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 9:11 AM | By Terry Davidson

When it comes to defining death, legislators and courts should be making the laws — not doctors, says a lawyer acting in the case of an Ontario woman declared brain dead but still moving and still “alive” in the eyes of her devout Christian family.

It is a grim and bizarre story that started Sept. 14, when Taquisha McKitty, 27, was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious on a Brampton sidewalk following a drug overdose.

Within days, McKitty was placed on life support shortly before...