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What if Jahi McMath Was Your Daughter? Legal Rights for End-of-Life Care
Life Legal Defense Foundation explains what the law allows when hastening death becomes a form of treatment

Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net

OAKLAND, Jan. 2, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The family of 13-year old Jahi McMath is fighting for her life and Life Legal Defense Foundation is supporting efforts to keep the critically ill child on life support. "Could your daughter be the next Jahi McMath?," asks Life Legal Defense Foundation Executive Director Dana Cody. "For many families, something this unthinkable will never happen, but in the event it does, it's critically important to know your legal rights."

While the girl's family pursues all legal options to save their daughter, Life Legal Defense Foundation is working to ensure that others are prepared to defend their rights in similar life or death situations by equipping attorneys and families to deal with the unthinkable. The kind of palliative care that Jahi's family is seeking for her is the same that Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been receiving for seven years.

From Robert Wendland to Terri Schiavo, the past several decades have seen a proliferation of conflicts regarding whether or not to provide life-sustaining care to certain individuals. Life Legal Defense Foundation has been involved in these controversies which are fueled by conflicting ideologies and cultural forces and the acceptance of the belief that hastening death is an acceptable form of "treatment."

Life Legal Defense Foundation prepares individuals and families for the issues that arise out of these disputes by ensuring they have the tools and resources in place to protect their legal rights. The legal group also equips attorneys with training that provides both philosophical backing for a pro-life approach to medical decision making as well as practical resources on how to litigate these cases. Life Legal Defense Foundation offers information about your legal rights regarding end-of-life care here.

About Life Legal Defense Foundation
Life Legal Defense Foundation was established in 1989, and is a nonprofit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation. For more information about the Life Legal Defense Foundation, visit