Court: Guardians can order end of life support

A Minnesota appeals court has ruled legal guardians can order the end of life support for their wards.

The ruling overturns a Hennepin County District Court finding that end-of-life decisions are too important to be made by the guardian alone. The appeals court disagreed, saying those decisions should not be dictated by the courts.

The case involves Jeffers Tschumy, who was mentally disabled and living in a group home. In 2011 he was declared severely brain damaged after choking on some food. A Hennepin County judge denied his guardian the right to end life support, but ordered that it be discontinued.

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8 Responses to “Court: Guardians can order end of life support”

  1. StandUp Says:

    This is outrageous!

  2. Roger Says:

    Well, they've got a license to steal…guess now it's going to be a license to kill.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    This is very dangerous. I hope people rise up and shout about it.

  4. Mary Says:

    Guardians have too much power as it is. That's why we're all in this mess!

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  6. Kay Says:

    Judges should be outraged by this too. I feel for families who will be rendered completely helpless to save their loved ones………..

  7. Sherry Says:

    I am absolutely shocked. It's like handing a bad guardian a pillow and walking out of the room, leaving ones loves one.

  8. Karen Says:

    This is unbelievable. I am appalled!

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