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Legal Battle Over Brain-Damaged Boy Prompts Maine Bill

May 18, 2015

(ABC News) – Lawmakers in Maine are considering changes to the state’s policies regarding life-sustaining treatment for minors after an 18-year-old mother went to court last year to fight a state-imposed do-not-resuscitate order on her brain-damaged daughter. Legislators are examining a bill that would prevent the state from withholding life-sustaining treatment for a child in its custody unless the parent’s rights have been officially terminated.

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